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New Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team to Fight Brain Cancer in Children and Adults

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Canada has a brand new team of researchers working to develop novel treatments for brain cancers in children and adults. Terry Beech, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Science, was at the Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) in Toronto today to announce that the Government of Canada is providing $10 million in funding to the Stand Up To Cancer Canada Cancer Stem Cell Dream Team.

Biology of tumour changes when childhood brain cancer recurs, Canadian study finds

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

New researchco-led by The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) and the BC Cancer Agencyoffers a simple explanation as to why new and experimental treatments fail for children withrecurrent medulloblastoma,the most common cancerous brain tumour in children.  Thestudy, part of the Medulloblastoma Advanced Genomics International Consortium (MAGIC) project, is published in the January 13 online edition of Nature.

New pan-Canadian program to accelerate data sharing in biomedical research and patient care

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) today announced a $3.3 million investment in Can-SHARE – a pan-Canadian program that will enable innovation in the use of genomic data for health care for patients in Canada and worldwide. This program will create the policies and tools for Canadian clinicians and researchers to share genomic and clinical datasets across Canada and with international partners.

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