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Jul 26, 2011, 12:00 ET

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Receives $420 Million Over Five Years for Important Cancer Research in Ontario

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) will receive $420 million over five years from the Government of Ontario to continue its research...

Jul 14, 2011, 07:00 ET

DVS Sciences Inc. Raises More Than $14 Million in a Series A Financing

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) and DVS Sciences Inc., today announced that DVS Sciences has completed a $14.6 million Series A...

Jul 11, 2011, 11:00 ET

ICGC Releases New Genomic Data on Cancer Ahead of Schedule

The International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC) today announced its sixth major data release at a meeting in Kyoto, Japan. The ICGC also...

Jul 07, 2011, 16:20 ET

"Pure" Human Blood Stem-Cell Discovery Opens Door to Expanding Cells for More Clinical Use

For the first time since stem cells were discovered here 50 years ago, scientists have isolated a human blood stem cell in its purest form –...

Jun 21, 2011, 13:30 ET

Thunder Bay is Home to a New Medical Imaging Start-Up Company: XLV Diagnostics Inc.

Today a group of leading medical research organizations in Ontario announced the launch of XLV Diagnostics Inc., a new medical imaging, prime...

Jun 13, 2011, 08:00 ET

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research's Technology Expo 2011 to Feature New Cancer-Related Innovations

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) will host a Technology Expo for the international financial community, featuring new...

May 19, 2011, 07:00 ET

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Announces Spin Off Companies Developing Promising Anticancer Technologies

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) today announced investments in three new Ontario companies aimed at bringing promising anticancer...

Mar 24, 2011, 08:00 ET

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Announces Investment in Microfluidics Technology for the Discovery of Anti-Cancer Drugs

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) announced today it has made an investment to accelerate commercialization of a potentially...

Mar 08, 2011, 07:00 ET

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Announces Enhancements to its Intellectual Property Development and Commercialization Program

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) announced today it has enhanced its Intellectual Property Development and Commercialization...

Nov 17, 2010, 08:05 ET
Cedars-Sinai’s "run for her"(R) Gains National Support. 6th Annual Race Raises Nearly $700,000 for Ovarian Cancer Research.  (PRNewsFoto/Cedars-Sinai Women’s Cancer Research Institute)

Cedars-Sinai's 'run for her'® Gains National Support

Patricia Heaton and Eden Sher of the hit ABC sitcom, "The Middle"; and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, kicked off more than 5,000...

Oct 22, 2010, 17:52 ET
Eating smart, moving more lowers cancer risk — at any age. Visit www.aicr.org.  (PRNewsFoto/American Institute for Cancer Research)

Latest Research: Even Late in Life, Activity and Plant-Based Diet Lower Cancer Risk

Citing projections that by 2030, America's senior population will reach 20 percent of the population – 78 million people – and new...

Oct 18, 2010, 15:43 ET

AICR Hosts Telephone Briefing on October 20 to Announce New Findings on How Diet, Activity Delay Aging and Help Prevent Age-Related Cancers

Because people aged 65 and over face a cancer risk that is 10 times higher than the general public, the American Institute for Cancer Research...

Oct 12, 2010, 07:00 ET

OICR Makes Equity Investment in Medical Information Company

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) today announced it has made an equity investment in Privacy Analytics Inc., an Ontario company...

Sep 23, 2010, 21:33 ET

Libby, Montana - Blue Faced and Big Hearted

The town of Libby, Montana, will 'GET BLUE' this Friday 24th September, going to extraordinary lengths for prostate cancer awareness and...

Sep 10, 2010, 21:58 ET

Prostate Cancer Patients Go to School

Dean Ornish MD, recognized for establishing the impact of diet on prostate cancer (and heart disease), along with over a dozen internationally...

Jul 12, 2010, 08:00 ET

OICR and Cancer Care Ontario Announce Funding for the Health Services Research Program to Improve the Delivery of Cancer Care in Ontario

Dr. Tom Hudson, President and Scientific Director of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), and Dr. Terrence Sullivan, President and CEO...

Apr 26, 2010, 07:30 ET

Ontario Institute for Cancer Research Announces Three New Equity Investments

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) today announced that OICR has made equity investments in three Ontario technologies to accelerate...

Apr 24, 2009, 09:00 ET

NFGC Conducts Multi-Institutional Research Project in Ovarian Cancer

$500,000 will be invested in the first phase of this personalized medicine initiative The National Functional Genomics Center, funded through an...

Feb 26, 2009, 06:00 ET

Report: Many Cancers Could Be Prevented in US

Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Recommendations for All Levels of Society A new global policy report estimates that approximately 45 percent of...

Feb 26, 2009, 06:00 ET

Landmark Policy Report: Many Cancers Could Be Prevented Across the Globe

Comprehensive, Evidence-Based Recommendations for All Levels of Society WASHINGTON, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ - A new global policy report...