With CAR T-cell therapy one of the promising technologies emerging in targeted cancer treatment, University of Toronto scientists have taken a step forward in improving the potential effectiveness of this therapeutic approach.
Weaving needles into silicon skin pads isn’t what you’d expect many high school students to do on their summer break. But this workshop in suturing — which creates strong, supportive connections to seal a wound — is just one example of the experiences offered by the U of T Summer Mentorship Program (SMP).
Beating cancer is a race against time. Developing radiation therapy plans — individualized maps that help doctors determine where to blast tumours — can take days. Now, Aaron Babier, a PhD candidate in Engineering, has developed automation software that aims to cut the time down to mere hours.
It’s not a topic anyone likes to discuss publicly – which is one of the reasons incivility, bullying and other forms of unprofessional behavior by physicians to physicians has persisted. To help turn the tide, University of Toronto researcher Sharon Straus and colleagues recently reviewed the scope of the problem and combed the scientific literature for possible solutions.
University of Toronto researchers have demonstrated that focused ultrasound can be used to safely open the blood-brain barrier (BBB) in patients with Alzheimer’s disease in the first peer-reviewed published report of its kind.
Professor Hans Messner, a cherished physician who pioneered stem cell transplantation at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and helped thousands of patients during his nearly 50-year career, died at the centre on July 24.