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Jul 30, 2019, 07:45 ET Canadian Government-Sponsored Collaboration Targets Standardized Cancer Testing

Genome Canada, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and Thermo Fisher Scientific are collaborating to develop a complete solution of targeted next generation sequencing (NGS) assays and...


May 01, 2018, 13:00 ET Ontario Institute for Cancer Research welcomes new President and Scientific Director, Dr. Laszlo Radvanyi

TORONTO, May 1, 2018 /CNW/ - Mr. Tom Closson, Chair of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research's (OICR) Board of Directors, today welcomed to the Institute Dr. Laszlo Radvanyi, OICR's new President ...


Mar 29, 2018, 08:00 ET Canada's largest health research platform teams up with University of Toronto to accelerate cancer and chronic disease research

Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) enters a new era of scientific activity under the leadership of newly appointed National Scientific Director, Dr. Philip Awadalla TORONTO, March 29,...


May 25, 2017, 10:00 ET OICR launches five large-scale Ontario research initiatives to combat some of the most deadly cancers

TORONTO, May 25, 2017 /CNW/ - Reza Moridi, Ontario's Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, today announced the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research is launching five unique,...


Feb 10, 2017, 12:12 ET OICR researchers to be part of Cancer Research UK's Grand Challenge helping to answer cancer's biggest questions

TORONTO, Feb. 10, 2017 /CNW/ - Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) researchers Drs. Lincoln Stein and Steven Gallinger have been announced as members of one of the first global research...


Oct 12, 2016, 13:30 ET New findings published today in Nature challenge current view of how pancreatic cancer develops

The findings provide important insights into how pancreatic cancer develops and spreads and new strategies for better understanding one of the mostly deadly types of cancer. TORONTO, Oct. 12, 2016...


Oct 06, 2016, 09:00 ET Reactome announces annotation and release of 10,000th human protein

The data are being shared with the wider biological research community to help in the development of new therapies for diseases like cancer. TORONTO, Oct. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - The European Bioinformatics...


Aug 17, 2016, 10:00 ET New retrospective study aims to identify mutations to better diagnose breast cancer in the future

TORONTO, Aug. 17, 2016 /CNW/ - Mr. Peter Goodhand, President of The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), today announced a new collaborative research study in partnership with Thermo Fisher...


Jun 28, 2016, 10:00 ET Researchers discover protein signatures for accurate non-invasive diagnosis of aggressive prostate cancer

TORONTO, June 28, 2016 /CNW/ - Researchers at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto, along with researchers at the Eastern Virginia Medical...


Jun 01, 2016, 09:00 ET Clinical trial launched to test use of MRI to improve prostate cancer diagnosis and management

Research supported by the Movember Foundation, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Prostate Cancer Canada TORONTO, June 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The Movember Foundation, the Ontario Institute for...


May 04, 2016, 09:00 ET The Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network launches Ask Me Campaign to raise awareness of cancer clinical trials

TORONTO, May 4, 2016 /CNW/ - Dr. Janet Dancey, Scientific Director of the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network (3CTN) announced today the roll out of a new national campaign to raise awareness of...


May 02, 2016, 10:00 ET $2 million in new funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research will help Ontario team study metabolic syndromes

TORONTO, May 2, 2016 /CNW/ - Dr. Philip Awadalla, Senior Investigator at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and Principal Investigator for the Ontario Health Study has been awarded $2 million...


Apr 17, 2016, 14:00 ET International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine (ICGCmed) launches today, will link genomics to clinical information and health

NEW ORLEANS, April 17, 2016 /CNW/ - The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) today announced plans to launch the International Cancer Genome Consortium for Medicine (ICGCmed), a new phase in ...


Apr 14, 2016, 13:01 ET Media Advisory - International Cancer Genome Consortium to launch new global initiative at this year's AACR Annual Meeting

TORONTO, April 14, 2016 /CNW/ - The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) will launch a new global initiative at this year's American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting in New...


Apr 06, 2016, 13:00 ET Ontario Institute for Cancer Research congratulates Dr. John Dick on his election as a 2016 Fellow of the AACR Academy

TORONTO, April 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Dr. Tom Hudson, President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) today congratulated Dr. John Dick on receiving the prestigious...


Mar 31, 2016, 10:00 ET Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Ontario Institute for Cancer Research join Collaborative Cancer Cloud

Two leading cancer centers join effort to securely share genomic, imaging and clinical data to better understand the root causes of cancer and accelerate potentially lifesaving discoveries PORTLAND,...


Mar 01, 2016, 09:00 ET International Cancer Genome Consortium reaches milestone of 1,000 authorized users

TORONTO, March 1, 2016 /CNW/ - The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) announced today that its Data Access Compliance Office (DACO) authorized its 1,000th user, giving them access to the...


Feb 03, 2016, 13:00 ET Real time outbreak surveillance using genomics now possible in resource-limited conditions

New research published in Nature has shown how genome sequencing can be rapidly established to monitor outbreaks. TORONTO, Feb. 3, 2016 /CNW/ - Researchers designed a "genome sequencing laboratory in ...


Jan 07, 2016, 10:00 ET Ontario Institute for Cancer Research invests $1.2 million to support oncology drug development in Ontario

Five promising early stage research projects that would benefit from OICR's input and expertise were selected from a province-wide call for proposals. TORONTO, Jan. 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Dr. Tom Hudson,...


Dec 09, 2015, 05:00 ET Building the foundations for Cancer Genomic Analysis for Research and Clinical Diagnostics

A study published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications revealed a high degree of heterogeneity in how cancer genome sequencing is done at different institutions across the globe; This...


Nov 18, 2015, 11:35 ET The International Cancer Genome Consortium brings more genomic health data to researchers on the Amazon Web Services Cloud

TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2015 /CNW/ - The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) announced today that 1,200 encrypted cancer whole genome sequences are now securely available on the Amazon Web...


Nov 16, 2015, 16:30 ET International Team Announces Crowdsourcing Competition, Running on Google Cloud Platform, To Understand How Cancers Originate And Evolve

An open challenge that merges the efforts of the world's largest cancer genome sequencing consortia, the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) and The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) with those of ...


Oct 14, 2015, 08:55 ET OICR, UHN, Novera Therapeutics Announce Collaboration with Johnson & Johnson Innovation on Drug Discovery and Development for Haematological Cancers

Research Collaboration and Option and License Agreement Reach Approximately $450 Million Cdn TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2015 /CNW/ - The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research ("OICR") together with Novera...


Sep 08, 2015, 13:56 ET Media Advisory: Fred Fox to attend the launch of fundraiser marking the 35th anniversary of The Marathon of Hope

TORONTO, Sept. 8, 2015 /CNW/ - Media are invited to attend the launch of the MaRS Centre 35-Hour Run and a Great Canadian Hair "Do" head shave event. Fred Fox, Terry Fox's brother, will be in...


Sep 03, 2015, 11:30 ET The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and the Structural Genomics Consortium develop and give away new drug-like molecule to help crowd-source cancer research.

Through a novel open source approach the molecule has been made freely available to the cancer research community to help discover new therapeutic strategies for cancer patients sooner. TORONTO, Sept....