Basic Science Research


The human immune system is an amazing part of our body that keeps us healthy by fighting off foreign bacteria and viruses on a routine basis. Evidence indicates that our...

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Patients Powering Research

When we talk about ‘translating’ new scientific understandings from the laboratory into better outcomes for patients, the starting point is generally not the newly...

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The BioBank at The Princess Margaret archives vast amounts of genetic material into a database in order to allow clinicians and researchers to exchange information and...

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Tumor Hypoxia

The past ten years have been a fertile period for scientists in terms of understanding differences between how normal and tumor cells grow and proliferate. tumor cells are...

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World Community Grid

In order to significantly impact the understanding of cancer and its treatment, novel approaches capable of targeting cancers that spread to other parts of the body must...

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Dr. Aaron Schimmer

Dr. Aaron Schimmer is an example of what can be achieved when you combine an academic education that includes both a medical degree and a PhD in molecular biology with a...

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Meet Dr. John Dick

For the last 60 years, scientists believed that every cell in a tumor causes cancer, says Dr. John Dick, Senior Scientist at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and professor...

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