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  • Research foci: cancer— genomics, informatics, molecular biology, clinical trials, signalling pathways, structural biology and biophysics.
  • 376 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $150M external funding
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  • Headquartered at the Banting Building
  • Research foci: guided therapeutics, informatics and communication technologies, nanotechnology and radiochemistry, photonics, design and engineering for health
  • 50 scientists and clinician-scientists
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  • Located at the Toronto General Hospital
  • Research foci: cardiology, transplantation, immunology and infectious disease
  • 256 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $74M external funding
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  • Located at Toronto Rehab
  • Research foci: rehabilitation sciences, cardiopulmonary fitness and mobility
  • 118 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $9M external funding
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  • Located at the Toronto Western Hospital
  • Research foci: Neural and visual sciences, musculoskeletal disease and community and population health
  • 161 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $37M external funding
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Cancer: Tumours Hijack Antioxidants to Survive
Mar 06, 2015

The role of antioxidants in cancer is highly controversial. Some studies show that an antioxidant-rich diet is important for health, while others indicate that antioxidants taken in pill form can be harmful. New findings from PM Cancer Centre Senior Scientist Dr. Tak Mak add to the controversy by revealing that tumour growth may be enhanced by the presence of high levels of antioxidants. 


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UHN's 2014 Research Report Wins Top Award
Mar 04, 2015

The 2014 UHN Research Report titled “Medicine Gets Personal” received a Platinum Award in the 2013/14 Vision Awards Annual Report Competition from the League of American Communications Professionals (LACP).

The report was also ranked number one within the Health Care Providers & Services category and selected as one of the “Top 100” reports out of over 6,000 submissions—entries that hailed from more than 24 countries from around the world. Commenting on the report, LACP Principal Tyson Heyn said that it, “…demonstrated exceptional characteristics which set it apart as one to be truly celebrated.”


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Osteoarthritis: Eating Away at the Joint
Feb 27, 2015

Osteoarthritis (OA) is characterized by the erosion of joint cartilage (the tough elastic material that protects the ends of bones). This damage is caused by inflammation, which can lead to joint stiffness and swelling that can be debilitating. The mechanisms responsible for joint inflammation and cartilage destruction in OA are not fully known; however, a recent study led by TWRI Scientist, Dr. Mohit Kapoor, has revealed one of the processes responsible.


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