Cancer

Through innovative research on cancer treatment and prevention, members of the UBC Faculty of Medicine are attacking cancer on several fronts. Building from a rich tradition of discovery science, our people and partners are taking hold of new technologies and are exploring new areas of research to advance knowledge and improve care.

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An unexpected target — and weapon — for one of the deadliest cancers

A new drug, fostamatinib, reduced the growth rate of esophageal adenocarcinoma in mice by at least 70 per cent.
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UBC Medicine receives 40% of national genomics funding

The 10 projects, totaling $101 million, include an effort to reduce the risk of kidney transplant rejection.
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By jamming a lock, UBC scientists stop cancer cell growth

A team led by Christopher Ong in Urologic Sciences developed a protein-based drug that stops unrestricted cell proliferation. Next step: A clinical trial.
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An expert in women’s sexual health turns her attention to men

Lori Brotto is comparing two methods for helping men regain sexual health after prostate cancer treatment.
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Research finds link between marijuana use and testicular cancer

New research from Northern Medical Program Professor Russ Callaghan has found that use of marijuana is associated with the development of testicular cancer.
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Made-in-Canada lung cancer risk predictor outperforms other screening methods

The tool was developed in part by Professor of Medicine Stephen Lam.
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Two faculty members receive Movember/Prostate Cancer Canada grants

Two faculty members, Lori Brotto and Alex Wyatt, have received Discovery Grants from the Movember Foundation and Prostate Cancer Canada. Dr. Brotto, a Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Executive Director of the Women’s Health Research Institute, will use her two-year, $187,256 grant to explore bio-psycho-social aspects of sexual intimacy following prostate […]
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UBC recognizes three of Canada’s top health scientists

Stanley Nattel, Ian Mackenzie and Eduardo Franco are being honoured for their accomplishments in heart health, brain health and cancer.
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Drug created from malaria parasite stops cancer in mice

Mads Daugaard showed that the drug was effective against a highly aggressive bladder cancer.
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FNHA and UBC create chair to prevent cancer and improve well-being

The $3M project focuses on improving health and cancer outcomes in First Nations communities.
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