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Why Drugs Don't Reach Cancer Cells

For cancer patients, understanding the odds of a treatment’s success can be bewildering. The same drug, applied to the same type of cancer, might be fully successful on one person’s tumor and do nothing for another one. Physicians are often unable to explain why.
Aug 8 / 2017

U of T Researcher: Can Free Prescriptions Save Health Dollars?

Could a publicly-funded pharmacare program improve health while saving money? An ongoing project led by Dr. Nav Persaud, assistant professor at the University of Toronto Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) and researchers at St. Michael’s Hospital, is hoping to answer this question over the next year.
Aug 8 / 2017

Professor Peter St George-Hyslop wins Ryman Prize for Alzheimer's Research

Peter St George-Hyslop, one of the world’s top neurodegenerative disease researchers, has won the 2017 Ryman Prize in recognition of his more than 30 years of ground-breaking research into the causes of Alzheimer’s disease.
Aug 8 / 2017

Excitement and Apprehension Over Genetic Breakthrough

For Professor Ronald Cohn, Chair of the Department of Paediatrics, news of a world-first gene editing discovery that fixed a disease-causing mutation in a human embryo brought with it a mix of scientific excitement and ethical concern.
Aug 4 / 2017

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