SSRP

Proactive molecular-based classification tools to improve endometrial cancer management

Proactive molecular-based classification tools to improve endometrial cancer management

The Faculty of Medicine Summer Student Research Program allows students to gain valuable research experience to help them prepare for successful careers in the field of health care. In the United States, 60,000 women are diagnosed with endometrial cancer each year and 11,000 will die from their disease. Most patients can be treated by surgery […]

Efficacy of novel movement treatment regimes in decreasing spasticity

Efficacy of novel movement treatment regimes in decreasing spasticity

Project title: Efficacy of Novel Movement Treatment Regimes in Decreasing Spasticity Supervisor: Dr. Paul Zehr Can you describe your project? After stroke there are changes in arm and leg coordination as well as increased muscle activity and spasticity in some muscles, which cause problems during walking. Because of this, many stroke survivors have flexed postures […]

The relationship between recreational drug use and on-site medical services at electronic dance music events

The relationship between recreational drug use and on-site medical services at electronic dance music events

The explosive rise in the number of people attending music festivals in recent years has also brought with it a drastic spike in drug misuse and overdoses. In 2014, thirteen deaths were linked to illicit drug use during music festivals. Many festivals recognize the importance and value of having expanded medical services (i.e. services in […]

The effects of glucagon suppression and leptin on diabetes

The effects of glucagon suppression and leptin on diabetes

Currently, 3.4 million Canadians have diabetes. This number is expected to increase by 44% within the next 10 years, raising the number of Canadian diabetic patients to 5 million. Approximately 10% of diabetes cases are type 1 diabetes, for which patients require multiple daily insulin injections. Insulin treatment helps manage type 1 diabetes but this […]

IMP student, Katrina Genuis

Proliferating killer T cells and survival in ovarian cancer

Katrina Genuis, Island Medical Program Class of 2015, worked at the BC Cancer Agency Deeley Research Centre in Victoria in the summer of 2012. She discusses her project and what she learned from the experience. Project title: Proliferating Killer T Cells and Survival in Ovarian Cancer Supervisor: Dr. Brad Nelson, founding director of the Deeley […]

Left to right: Taryn Klarner, a research patient, and Kulveer Parhar

Efficacy of cycling rehabilitation on post-stroke locomotion

In the summer of 2011, Kulveer Parhar, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program Class of 2014, visited Victoria to participate in a SSRP research project supervised by Dr. Paul Zehr. Please briefly describe SSRP project you were involved in. KP: I worked along PhD candidate Taryn Klarner on a pilot project investigating the efficacy of an arm […]

Clinical trial for treatment of bladder cancer

In the summer of 2012, Colin Lundeen, Island Medical Program Class of 2015, spent two months working on a project with Dr. Gary Steinhoff of Pacific Urologic Research, investigating the safety and efficacy of a new drug in the treatment of non-muscle invasive bladder cancer.  This ongoing clinical trial involves patients with bladder cancer who […]

Cancer patients and online resources: critical evaluation is key

Cancer patients and online resources: critical evaluation is key

Jane McLeod, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program Class of 2017, discusses her Summer Student Research Program project conducted at the B.C. Cancer Agency. Can you describe the research project you were involved with last summer? JM:  I worked with Dr. Ingledew at the BC Cancer Agency, Fraser Valley Centre (Surrey) to look at the quality of […]

Skin cancer risk reduction in organ transplant recipients

Skin cancer risk reduction in organ transplant recipients

Sarah Baldwin, a student in the Vancouver Fraser Medical Program, discusses her 2014 SSRP project, which examined skin cancer prevention in organ transplant recipients. Describe FoM SSRP you were involved in? SB: While skin cancers comprise nearly 40% of malignancies in organ transplant recipients – with nearly 70% of fair-skinned recipients affected within 20 years […]

Diabetes prevention in Vancouver’s South Asian community

Diabetes prevention in Vancouver’s South Asian community

Kirandeep Kaur Kandola, Vancouver Fraser Medical Program Class of 2017, discusses her 2014 SSRP project, which examined diabetes in Vancouver’s South Asian community. Please briefly describe the SSRP project you were involved in. KK: I had the opportunity to be a member of the Prevention Matters research team under Dr. Tricia Tang this past summer. […]