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The Complex Challenge of Cannabis in Medicine

As the debate over medical marijuana continues, researchers at the University of Toronto are learning how to activate the unique painkilling properties of cannabis without the dependence or the high. Could an entirely new type of painkiller be around the corner? Writer Heidi Singer discussed this heady prospect with Professor Ruth Ross, chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology and a prominent researcher in this field.
Feb 9 / 2016

U of T Medicine Gains 11 new Canada Research Chairs

The University of Toronto has been awarded 34 new Canada Research Chairs and seven renewals, federal minister of science Kirsty Duncan announced February 9. The Faculty of Medicine will be home to 11 of those new chairs, as well as five renewed chairs.
Feb 9 / 2016

U of T Researchers Lead Cancer-Fighting Dream Team

When Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) Canada wants to assemble a “Dream Team” of researchers to fight brain cancer, they turned to many leading researchers at the University of Toronto. Eight members of the Faculty of Medicine have joined the group, fighting brain cancer by focusing on the stem cells that drive the growth of tumours.
Feb 4 / 2016

Delivering Health Care to Syrian Refugees

When family doctor Perle Feldman heard she would be seeing a recently arrived Syrian refugee with cancer, she knew she would have to act fast. The man had been undergoing treatment in Beirut, Lebanon after moving there from a refugee camps, but he desperately needed surgery.
Feb 4 / 2016

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