Quantcast

Latest John Dick Stories

2014-02-13 10:35:34

Cancer researchers led by stem cell scientist Dr. John Dick have discovered a pre-leukemic stem cell that may be the first step in initiating disease and also the culprit that evades therapy and triggers relapse in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).

2013-12-02 09:57:42

Scientists and surgeons at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have discovered a promising new approach to treating colorectal cancer by disarming the gene that drives self-renewal in stem cells that are the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse.

2012-12-14 15:05:36

Cancer scientists led by Dr. John Dick at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have found a way to follow single tumor cells and observe their growth over time.

2011-08-29 12:10:19

Cancer scientists have long debated whether all cells within a tumour are equal or whether some cancer cells are more potent - a question that has been highly investigated in experimental models in the last decade.

2011-04-27 09:36:00

To view the Social Media Release, click here: http://smr.newswire.ca/en/canadian-cancer-society/when-cancer-strikes-the-most-vulnerable TORONTO, April 27 /PRNewswire/ - A new Canadian Cancer Society-funded study will investigate the genetic puzzle of a devastating nervous system cancer that strikes infants, and identify potential new treatments for the disease.

2009-07-06 11:39:38

Dr. John Dick, Senior Scientist at the Ontario Cancer Institute, the research arm of Princess Margaret Hospital, co-led a multinational team that has developed the first leukemia therapy that targets a protein, CD123, on the surface of cancer stem cells that drive acute myeloid leukemia (AML), which is an aggressive disease with a poor outcome.

2008-06-18 18:00:42

By Sheryl Ubelacker, Health Reporter, THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO - The federal government is investing more than $100 million into cancer stem cell research in partnership with California, Health Minister Tony Clement said Wednesday.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.