Past recipients of the ICR Travel Award Program

Competition Dates:
September 2012 Competition
Recipient Affiliation Project Conference
MSc Students
Hughes, Shawn Laurentian University of Sudbury Characterizing Long Non-Coding RNA at the Replication Origin in the Human DBF4 Promoter Region American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013
Kost, Sara BC Cancer Agency CD8+FoxP3+ T cells: A new player in the immune response to ovarian cancer AACR Tumor Immunology: Multidisciplinary Science Driving Basic and Clinical Advances, Miami FL, December 2-5, 2012
Mohan, Pooja University of British Columbia Common genomic alterations in malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors augment Aurora A activity and sensitize tumors to aurora kinase inhibitors American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013
Shan, Dan University of Toronto RGD-conjugated Nanoparticle Formulation for Targeted Anti-adhesion and Anti-migration Cancer Therapy American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013
PhD Students
Daze, Kevin University of Victoria Design, synthesis and evalulation of small molecule trimethyllysine-recognition protein inhibitors. Gordon Research Conference: Bioorganic Chemistry, Andover, NH, June 9-14, 2013
Douglas, Alison Laurentian University of Sudbury Akt2 regulates mitophagy via PINK1 in breast cancer cell lines American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013
Faye, Mame Daro University of Ottawa Identification of the Insulin-like Growth Factor 2 mRNA Binding Protein (IGF2BP1) as an important regulator of cIAP1 translation and apoptosis in Rhabdomyosarcomas. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013
Hai, Josephine University Health Network RNAi screen to identify lung cancer prognostic markers that affect cell growth and survival American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013
Kasaian, Katayoon University of British Columbia Transcriptomic Landscape of Thyroid Cancers American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013
Légaré, Stéphanie McGill University SPEN, a novel predictive marker of breast cancer patients' response to Tamoxifen. American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013
Liwak, Urszula University of Ottawa Loss of PDCD4 in Glioblastoma Multiforme contributes to enhanced chemo-resistance through derepression of XIAP and Bclx-xL expression American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013
Maleki Vareki, Saman University of Western Ontario Enhancing Chemotherapy Efficacy and Antitumor Immune Activity by Combined Antisense Downregulation of TS and IDO AACR Tumor Immunology: Multidisciplinary Science Driving Basic and Clinical Advances, Miami FL, December 2-5, 2012
Mason, Julie University of Toronto Flaxseed and flaxseed oil in combination with trastuzumab (herceptin) as a treatment for HER2 overexpressing breast cancer (HER2+) International Society for Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods, 2012 Annual Conference: Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals, Natural Health Products and Dietary Supplements, Hawaii, USA, December 2-6, 2012
Robu, Mihaela Université Laval Role of PARP-1 and DDB2 at the lesion recognition step of global genomic sub-pathway of NER* Genomic Instability and DNA repair, Banff, AB, March 3-8, 2012
Postdoctoral Fellows
Amos, Sally British Columbia Cancer Agency Identification of factors modulating sensitivity to T-cell infiltration in the breast cancer setting via next-generation sequencing. AACR Tumor Immunology: Multidisciplinary Science Driving Basic and Clinical Advances, Miami FL, December 2-5, 2012
Chan, Elisa BC Cancer Agency Accelerated hypofractionated versus conventional whole breast radiotherapy for localised left-sided breast cancer: the effect on long-term cardiac morbidity San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, December 4-8, 2012
Johnston, Lisa BC Cancer Agency Synergistic Effects of αCTLA-4 and Radiotherapy in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer AACR Tumor Immunology: Multidisciplinary Science Driving Basic and Clinical Advances, Miami FL, December 2-5, 2012
Knockleby, James Laurentian University of Sudbury Cdk1 prevents DNA re-replication in G2/M by facilitating the removal of Cdc7 from chromatin at the end of S phase American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013
Prasad, Preethy University of Toronto Enhanced treatment of lung metastasis of triple negative breast cancer by doxorubicin-mitomycin C co-loaded polymer lipid nanoparticles American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, April 6-10, 2013

May 2012 Competition
Recipient Affiliation Project Conference
MSc Students
Carrier-Vallières, Martin McGill University Prediction of tumor outcomes through wavelet image fusion and texture analysis of PET/MR imaging 2012 AAPM Annual Meeting, Charlotte, NC, USA, July 29 - August 2, 2012
Kabeer, Farhia McGill University Characterization of lung-colonizing cells with tumor-initiating properties from mouse breast. Mechanisms & Models of Cancer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, New York, August 14-18, 2012
PhD Students
Bernatchez, Marie Solange Université Laval Low Consultation Rates of Cancer Patients with Insomnia 14th World Congress of Psycho-Oncology and Psychosocial Academy, Brisbane, Australia, November 13-15, 2012
Bilodeau, Karine Université de Montréal Patient-centered interprofessional practice in oncology setting All Together Better Health VI - 6th international conference for interprofessional education and collaborative practice, Kobe, Japan, October 5-8, 2012
Cargnello, Marie Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer 4E-T Phosphorylation by JNK Regulates P-body Assembly American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting 2012, San Francisco, CA, USA, December 15-19, 2012
De Verteuil, Danielle Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer A role for immunoproteasomes in transcription 10th EMBL Conference Transcription and Chromatin, Heidelberg, Germany, August 25-28, 2012
Lee, Sangkyu McGill University Bayesian Network Framework for Biophysical Radiation Pneumonitis Modeling 54th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Association of Physicists in Medicine, Charlotte, North Carolina, July 29 - August 2, 2012
Leung, Isabel University of Toronto Using "antibody like molecules" to study Her3 receptor signaling in breast cancer 24th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, Dublin, Ireland, November 6-9, 2012
Rojas-Sutterlin, Shanti Institute for Research in Immunology and Cancer Hematopoietic Stem Cells have an Intrinsic Expansion Limit American Society of Hematology, Atlanta, GA, December 8-11, 2012
Postdoctoral Fellows
Darini, Cédric Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal Caractérisation des cellules épithéliales mammaires induisant des colonies dans les poumons Mechanisms & Models of Cancer, New York, NY, August 14-18, 2012
Ibrahim-zada, Irada Mayo Clinic (Rochester, Minnesota) Comparison of Two-Stage Hepatectomy and Single-Stage Hepatectomy after Downstaging by Chemotherapy for the Treatment of Initially Unresectable Colorectal Liver Metastases: A Metaanalysis The American College of Surgeons 2012 Clinical Congress, Chicago, IL, USA, September 30 - October 4, 2012
Leidal, Andrew Dalhousie University Subversion of autophagy by Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus impairs oncogene-induced senescence 2012 International Congress on Oncogenic Herpesviruses and Associated Diseases, Philadelphia PA, August 1-4, 2012
Taghipour, Sharareh University of Toronto Modeling invasive breast cancer progression and estimating screening parameters The Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium, Orlando, Florida, January 28-31, 2013

January 2012 Competition
Recipient Affiliation Project Conference
MSc Students
Ishiguro, Lisa University of Toronto The effect of folic acid supplementation on chemosensitivity to 5-fluorouracil in a xenograft model of colon cancer. Canadian Nutrition Society Annual Meeting 2012, Vancouver, BC, May 23-26, 2012
Simard, Julien Université de Montréal Mourir en paix. Micro-ritualité de l'avant-mort dans les soins palliatifs québécois. Nouvelles perspectives sociales et culturelles autour de la mort, Tarragone, Espagne, June 7-8, 2012
Smallwood, Chelsea Queen's University The Effect of Hypoxia on the Expression of the T cell Coinhibitory Ligands B7-H3 and B7-H1 in Cancer AACR Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL, March 31, 2012 – April 4, 2012
PhD Students
Bonnefois, Guillaume Université de Montréal A Bayesian Signal Decision Approach for the Selection of Anticancer Drug Administration Schedules. World Conference on Pharmacometrics, Seoul, South Korea, September 5-7, 2012
Chung, Eunah McGill University/ Application of the IAEA-AAPM new formalism to clinical IMRT quality assurance European Society for Radiotherapy and Oncology, Barcelona, Spain, May 9-13, 2012
Deschênes-Simard, Xavier Université de Montréal Tumor suppressor activity of the ERK/MAPK pathway by promoting selective protein degradation AACR Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL, March 31, 2012 – April 4, 2012
Jafarnejad Shourkaei, Seyed Mehdi University of British Columbia Regulation of Dicer expression by Sox4 and its role in melanoma cell invasion and patient survival AACR Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL, March 31, 2012 – April 4, 2012
Schoueri, Nour University of Waterloo Cervical cancer screening among immigrant women in Ontario, Canada 2012 American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, October 27-31, 2012
Postdoctoral Fellows
Arabzadeh, Azadeh McGill University Expression of CEACAM1 in host versus tumor cells differentially regulates the fate of metastatic colorectal cancer cells: friend or foe? Keystone Symposia The Role of Inflammation during Carcinogenesis, Dublin, Ireland May 20-25, 2012
Barsoum, Ivraym Queen's University A novel mechanism of immune escape in cancer and its regulation by nitric oxide AACR Annual Meeting 2012, Chicago, IL, March 31, 2012 – April 4, 2012
Brunet, Jennifer Université de Montréal Motivational regulations relate to change in physical activity behaviour among breast cancer survivors The 2012 North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity annual conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, June 7-9, 2012
Dufour, Antoine University of British Columbia Proteomic and Degradomic Analysis of the Tumor Microenvironment of Breast Cancer Proteolytic Enzymes & Their Inhibitors:Proteolysis: The Most Important Post Translational Modification Regulating Biology, Life and Death of Every Cell (Gordon Research Conference), Lucca, Italy, June 17-22, 2012
Dufresne, Simon Johns Hopkins University Clinical Spectrum and Epidemiology of the Emerging Yeast Candida kefyr: a 7-year Review in a Tertiary Care Center American Society for Microbiology General Meeting, San Francisco, CA, June 16-19, 2012

September 2011 Competition
Recipient Affiliation Project Conference
MSc Students

Del Bel, Lauren

University of Toronto Investigating the Roles of Lipids, Lipid Kinases and their Effectors in Growth Control in Drosophila melanogaster The Drosophila Research Conference, Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers, Chigago, IL, March 7-11, 2012
Negandhi, Amit Memorial University of Newfoundland The Glu429Ala polymorphism in the MTHFR gene is an independent prognostic marker in colorectal cancer: Analysis of two independent cohorts from Newfoundland The Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Toronto, Ontario, November 27-30, 2011
Zeglinski, Matthew University of Manitoba Disruption of nitric oxide synthase 3 potentiates cardiac dysfunction and reduces survival in Doxorubicin and Trastuzumab mediated cardiomyopathy American Heart association Conference, Orlando, Florida, USA, December 16, 2011
PhD Students
CAO, Yinuo University of Toronto Effects of the Epstein-Barr Virus EBNA1 Protein on the Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma Nuclear Proteome 2nd ASM Conference on Manipulation of Nuclear Processes by DNA Viruses, La Fonda on the Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico (USA), October 23-26, 2011
Mack, Stephen Hospital for Sick Children (Toronto) Delineation of two clinically and molecularly distinct subgroups of posterior fossa ependymoma American Association for Cancer Research (AACR): Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, March 31, 2012
Smith, Kerri Memorial University of Newfoundland A candidate gene short list for a granulosa cell tumour susceptibility gene (Gct1) in a spontaneous mouse model of early-onset tumourigenesis The Canadian Cancer Research Conference, Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel, Toronto, Ontario, November 27-30, 2011
Rafiei, Shahrzad McGill University Soluble Factors Produced by Prostate Cancer Cells Induce Osteoclast Form 11th International Conference on Cancer-Induced Bone Disease (CIBD), Chicago, IL, November 30, 2011
Di Cresce, Christine University of Western Ontario Combining Small Interfering RNAs Targeting Thymidylate Synthase and Thymidine Kinase 1 or 2 Sensitizes Human Tumour Cells to 5FUdR and Pemetrexed AACR-NCI-EORTC Molectular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA, USA, November 12, 2011
Stebner, Erin University of Calgary Mir-34a Sensitizes Multiple Myeloma (MM) Cells to the Proteasome Inhibitor Bortezomib The American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, December 9, 2011
Mulder, Jeanne Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario) Increased Nucleotide Excision Repair Activity of Aflatoxin-B1-N7-Guanine Adducts but not Aflatoxin-B1-Formamidopyrimidine Adducts in Livers of Mice Exposed Chronically to Aflatoxin-B1 Society of Toxicology 51st Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, March 11, 2012
Postdoctoral Fellows
Garnier, Delphine Montreal Children's Hospital Research Institute Modulation of cellular vesiculation by epithelial-to-mesenchymal transitions (EMT): Implication for the procoagulant, proangiogenic and tumour initiating phenotype of cancer cells.

American Association for Cancer Research - AACR 2012, Chicago, IL, March 31, 2012

Majumder, Mousumi University of Western Ontario The role of miRNAs in Cyclo-oxygenase-2 mediated breast cancer metastasis 12th International Congress of Human Genetics/American Society of Human Genetics 61, Montreal, Canada, October 11, 2011
Binda, Olivier Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research (Montreal) Lysine methylation of the histone H2A variant H2AZ by SETD6 EMBO workshop - Histone Variants & Genome Regulation, Strasbourg, France, October 12-14, 2011

April 15, 2011 Competition
Recipient Affiliation Project Conference
MSc Students
Shyam Garg University of Alberta The Effect of Core Structure on the Biocompatibility and Biodegradability of Polymeric Micelles based on Functionalized Poly(ethylene Oxide)-block-poly(epsilon-caprolactone): an in vitro Study 6th Biennial International Conference for Materials in Advanced Technologies, Suntec, Singapore, June 26 – July 1, 2011
Naomi Shin McGill University Risk of Radiation-Induced Secondary Cancers in Paediatric Patients: A Comparison of Intensity Modulated Proton Therapy and Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy 2011 Joint American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM)/Canadian Organization of Medical Physics (COMP) meeting, Vancouver, BC, July 31 - August 4, 2011
PhD Students
Jennifer Brunet McGill University Weight Gain among Breast Cancer Survivors and Its Association to Emotions of Shame and Guilt Annual IPOS World Congress of Psycho-Oncology, Antalya, Turkey, October 16-20, 2011
Christopher MacKinnon McGill University Development of the Meaning-Centered Group Counselling for Bereavement: Preliminary Results. The International Psycho-Oncology Society Annual Conference, Antayla, Turkey, October 16-20, 2011
Natasha Malik University of Toronto Protein Interactions of the Epstein-Barr Nuclear Antigen 1 (EBNA1) in Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma and Gastric Carcinoma DNA Tumour Virus Meeting, Trieste, Italy, July 19-24, 2011
Anne-Laure Pin Université Laval microRNAs-Mediated Regulation of p38 Map Kinase Pathway in Response to VEGF ISREC Symposium Hallmarks and Horizons of Cancer, Lausanne, Switzerland, September 7-10, 2011
Maral Pourghiasian B.C. Cancer Research Centre Improved tumor targeting of F-18 bombesin analogs labeled by click chemistry is achieved by addition of a PEG side chain Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, 58th annual meeting, San Antonio, Texas, June 4, 2011-June 8,2011
Kelsie Thu University of British Columbia Lung adenocarcinoma genomes of never smokers exhibit a greater extent of genomic instability than those of smokers World Conference on Lung Cancer 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 3-7, 2011
Claudia Trudel-Fitzgerald Université Laval Passive Coping Strategies as a Mediator between Perfectionism and Psychological Symptoms 13th World Congress of the International Psycho-Oncology Society (IPOS) / Integrating the Psychosocial Domain into Routine Cancer Care: Bridging Continents and Cultures for Global Cancer Support, Antalya, Turkey, October 16-20, 2011
Mathieu Vernier Université de Montréal New advances in regulation of senescence by PML and the PML nuclear bodies Cancer Conference 2011 (Zing Conference) "From carcinogenesis to cancer therapy", Puerto Morelos, Mexique, 9-13 novembre 2011
Postdoctoral Fellows
Fabiola Aparicio-Ting Alberta Health Services Correlates of meeting physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention 3rd North American Congress of Epidemiology, Montreal, QC, June 21-24, 2011
Leeat Granek McMaster University The Health Consequences of Being a Single Mother Caring for a Child with Cancer: Preliminary Findings The American Psychological Association conference, Washington, DC, August 4-7, 2011
Kilian Gust University of British Columbia Targeting Fibroblast Growth Factor Receptor (FGFR)-3 in Bladder Cancer: Pre-Clinical Proof of Principle Annual meeting of the American Urological Association (AUA), Washington, DC, May 14-19, 2011

January 15, 2011 Competition
Recipient Affiliation Project Conference
MSc Students
Jenny Chu University of Western Ontario Organ Tropism of Stem-Like Breast Cancer Cells in the Metastatic Process Keystone Symposia on Stem Cells, Cancer and Metastasis, Keystone, Colorado, March 6-11, 2011
Sang Eun (Eunice)
Kim
University of Northern British Columbia Investigation into the relationship between intracellular localization of APE1 and cellular stress 102nd American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 2-6, 2011
Eric Poulin Université de Sherbrooke Feasibility of dual pharmacokinetic modeling using Gd-DTPA/MRI and 18F-FDG/PET 19th International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM), Montreal, May 7-13, 2011
Graham Skelhorne-Gross
Queen's University The in vivo role of adipocyte-specific PPARγ in environmental risk factor-mediated breast tumourigenesis. 50th annual meeting of the Society of Toxicology, Washington, DC, March 6-10, 2011
PhD Students
Tsz Wai Chu McGill University Mutations in the human telomerase 'insertion in fingers domain' alter telomerase-specific functions. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Meeting on telomeres and telomerase, New York, USA, May 3-7, 2011
Meiou Dai McGill University The p21/cyclin D1/CDK4 signaling axis in TGFbeta mediated breast cancer progression. Cold Spring Harbor meeting on The Biology of Cancer: Microenvironment, Metastasis and Therapeutics, New York, USA, April 26-30, 2011
Golnaz Farhat University of Toronto Detecting Cell Death Using Optical Coherence Tomography The Biomedical Optics (BIOS) conference (SPIE - Photonics West), San Francisco, CA, January 22-27, 2011
Eric Pesarchuk University of British Columbia MCL-1: Functions in the nucleus regulating DNA damage response 9th Conference on Signalling in Normal and Cancer Cells, Banff, AB, March 6-10, 2011
Lyndsay Richardson McGill University HPV testing with cytology EuroGin 2011 Congress, Lisbon, Portugal, May 8-11, 2011
Postdoctoral Fellows
Ivraym Barsoum Queen's University A mechanism of hypoxia-induced immune escape in cancer cells 102nd American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 2-6, 2011
Mousumi Majumder The University of Western Ontario Cyclooxygenase-2 promotes breast cancer progression by induction & sustenance of Tumor-Initiating Cells Stem cells in Cancer and Development by the American Association of Cancer Research, Vancouver, BC, March 3-6, 2011
Athanasios Paschos McMaster University Oxidative stress as a target for drug development in prostate cancer A joint meeting between the AACR and the American Chemical Society - Chemistry in Cancer Research: The Biological Chemistry of Inflammation as a Cause of Cancer, San Diego, CA, January 30 - February 2, 2011
Jonathan Wasserman Hospital for Sick Children Prevalence and function of p53 mutations among children with adrenocortical carcinoma 102nd American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, April 2-6, 2011

October 1, 2010 Competition
Recipient Affiliation Project Conference
MSc Students
Sarah Neil University of British Columbia Predictors of weight loss in a diet and physical activity intervention for breast cancer survivors The Annual Research Conference of the American Institute for Cancer Research "Food, Nutrition, Physical Activity and Cancer", Washington, DC, October 20-22, 2010
Michael Velec University Health Network Effect of Dose Gradients on Accumulated Dose in Liver Stereotactic-Body Radiotherapy (SBRT) 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Radiation Oncology, San Diego, CA, Octobre 31 - November 4, 2010
PhD Students
Marie-Ève Brault McGill University Role of the SUMO pathway in telomeric recombination and ALT The Keystone Genomic Instability and DNA Repair Symposium 2011, Keystone, Colorado, January 30 - February 4, 2011
Eunah Chung McGill University Advanced dosimetry techniques for accurate verification of nonstandard beams IAEA International Symposium on Standards, Applications and Quality Assurance in Medical Radiation Dosimetry, Vienna, Austria, November 9-12, 2010
Sung-Eun Kim University of Toronto Effect of folate and γ-glutamyl hydrolase modulation on chemosensitivity of colorectal and breast cancer 102nd American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2011, Orlando, Florida, April 2-6, 2011
Sophie Marcoux Université de Montréal Investigating adaptation problems in long-term pediatric leukemia patients: A longitudinal study American Psychosocial Oncology Society 8th Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA, February 17-19, 2011
Helena Mistry University of Toronto UHRF1 uses the Histone Code to Maintain Genome Stability Keystone Symposia: Histone Code: Fact or Fiction? Midway, Utah, January 10-15, 2010
Rachel Murphy University of Alberta Muscle and adipose tissue wasting are prevalent in non-small cell lung cancer patients receiving chemotherapy: an opportunity for intervention CSEP 2010 - Exploring the Routes to Health and Fitness, Toronto, ON, November 3-6, 2010
Jesse Popov University of British Columbia Multivalent Antibody-Liposome Nanoparticles as Innovative Cancer Therapies 1st Annual Nanomedicine Conference 2010, Beijing, China, October 23-25, 2010
Amanda Wasylishen University Health Network Characterizing the mechanisms of Myc-dependent transformation 2011 Gordon Research Conference on Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics, Ventura, CA, January 23-28, 2011
Payam Zahedi University of Toronto A Combination Drug Delivery Strategy to Overcome Multi-Drug Resistance in Ovarian Cancer American Association Pharmaceutical Sciences Conference, New Orleans, November 13-18, 2010
Postdoctoral Fellows
Katja Linher-Melville McMaster University Establishing a Relationship Between Breast Cancer, Prolactin, and Altered Fat Metabolism San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, San Antonio, TX, December 8-12, 2010
Alexandre Theocharides University Health Network CD47-Sirpα Interaction Modulates Homing and Engraftment of Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia Stem Cells Annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology 2010, Orlando, Florida, December 4, 2010
Nicole White St. Michael's Hospital and U of T MiRNA Profiling in Clear Cell Renal Cell Carcinoma: Biomarker Discovery and Identification of Potential Controls and Consequences of miRNA Dysregulation. Keystone Symposia: MicroRNAs and Non-Coding RNAs and Cancer, Banff, AB, February 11-16, 2011

June 15, 2010 Competition
Recipient Affiliation Project Conference
MSc Students
Mr. Timothy Pok Chi Yeung The University of Western Ontario Initial Findings of perfusion and metabolic imaging of malignant glioma during radiation therapy 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, San Diego, CA, October 31-November 4, 2010
PhD Students
Ms. Jennifer Yinuo Cao University of Toronto EBNA1 Disrupts PML Nuclear Bodies Through a Direct Interaction with Protein Kinase CK2 14th Biennial Symposium of the International Association of Research on Epstein-Barr Virus and Associated Disease, Birmingham, UK, September 4-7, 2010
Mr. Jacky Chung Hospital for Sick Children Institute SATB2 augments Delta-Np63-alpha in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory - Mechanisms and Models for Cancer 2010, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, August 17-21, 2010
Ms. Marie-Andrée Forget Université de Montréal, CRCHUM Immune Response Against DKK1 in Common Cancers International Society for Biological Therapy of Cancer (iSBTc) Congress, Washington, DC, October 1, 2010
Mr. Jeffrey Smirle McGill University Characterization of novel proteins uncovered by a proteomics analysis of the early secretory pathway. Gordon Conference entitled "Pro-protein processing, trafficking, and secretion," New London, NH, July 18-23, 2010
Ms. Lisa Watt McMaster University Perceptions about complementary and alternative medicine use among chinese immigrant parents of children with cancer 42nd Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), Boston, MA, October 21-24, 2010
Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr. Abdul Kalam Azad Ontario Cancer Institute Prognostic role of genetic polymorphisms in head and neck cancer survival 26th International conference on pharmacoepidemiology and therapeutic risk management, Brighton Metroplole, UK, August 19-22, 2010
Dr. Elizabeth Fidalgo da Silva University of Windsor Tuberin Regulates Mitotic Onset Through the Cellular Localization of Cyclin B1 Cold Spring Harbor Mechanisms and Models of Cancer meeting, Cold Spring Harbor, NY, August 17-21, 2010
Dr. Michelle Kho Johns Hopkins University Systematic Bibliometric Review: A new methodology presenting patient-centred outcomes in the context of reviews, guidelines, and media reports. Part 2: A case study of Rituximab for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) 1997-2003. 2010 Cochrane Colloquium international meeting, Keystone, CO, October 18, 2010
Dr. Anna Santos Salas University of Alberta Embodying Ethics in the Home: the Nurses' Skilled Practice of Doing the ESAS in the Home 18th International Congress on Palliative Care, Montreal, QC, October 5-8, 2010
Dr. Fiona Schulte University of Calgary Child characteristics and clinical factors related to social skills and quality of life in children treated for brain tumours after participation in an intervention program 42nd Congress of the International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Boston, MA, October 21-24, 2010
Dr. Bosu Seo University of Manitoba Population-Based Analysis of Adherence to Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Follow-up Testing in Manitoba 38th North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, November 13-17, 2010
Dr. Lisa Wise-Milestone Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Local Treatment of Mixed Osteolytic/Osteoblastic Spinal Metastases: Is Photodynamic Therapy Effective? 10th International Conference on Cancer-Induced Bone Disease, Sheffield, UK, September 22-25, 2010

May 14, 2010 Competition
Recipient Affiliation Project Conference
MSc Students
Ms. Elizabeth Kuczynski University of Guelph Interplay between TGF-beta and VEGFR2 expression in colorectal cancer blood vessels 16th International Vascular Biology Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, June 20-24, 2010
Ms. Lori Lowes The University of Western Ontario Molecular Marker Development for Characterizing CD44, M-30 and PSA on CTCs in Metastatic Cancer Joint Metastasis Research Society - AACR Conference, Philadelphia, USA, September 19, 2010
Ms. Candace Sirjoosingh McGill University Socioeconomic and Racial Disparities in Cervical Cancer Survival in the United States Society for Epidemiologic Research Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, June 23-26, 2010
PhD Students
Ms. Angela Burleigh BC Cancer Research Centre Systematic identification of signal transducers required for mammary epithelial cell growth Mammary Gland Biology Gordon Research Conference, Barga, Italy, June 6-11, 2010
Dr. Jérôme Côté Université de Sherbrooke DCE-MRI evaluation of inducible kinin B1 receptor-mediated selective blood-brain barrier permeabilisation in F98 glioma-bearing Fischer rats with a high molecular weight contrast agent Canadian Neuro-Oncology Meeting, Niagara Falls, ON, May 14-16, 2010
Ms. Elizabeth Donohue University of British Columbia Early stage inhibition of autophagy by verteporfin 21st Conference of the European Association for Cancer Research, Oslo, Norway, June 26-29, 2010
Ms. Carolyn Goard University Health Network Identifying determinants of statin sensitivity in breast cancer 2010 EORTC-NCI-AACR International Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, Berlin, Germany, November 2010
Ms. Purna Joshi University of Toronto Progesterone induces adult mammary stem cell expansion Mammary Gland Biology Gordon Research Conference, Lucca, Italy, June 6-11, 2010
Mr. Thao-Nguyen Nguyen University of Toronto Multi-organ deformable finite element model of pancreatic respiratory motion ICCR 2010 - International Conference on the use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 31-June 3, 2010
Mr. James Stewart University of Toronto Adaptive Replanning for IMRT of Cervix Cancer Based on Dosimetric and Volumetric Analysis of Treatment Progress ICCR 2010 - International Conference on the use of Computers in Radiation Therapy, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 31-June 3, 2010
Ms. Jennifer Wolter University of Toronto Role of p53 and p73 in neuroblastoma chemosensitivity and neuroblastoma tumour initiating cells Advances in Neuroblastoma Research Conference, Stockholm, Sweden, June 21-24, 2010
Postdoctoral Fellows
Dr. Kathleen Clouston University of Manitoba Strategies fostering collaborative relationships between family physicians & primary care researchers Family Medicine Forum 2010, Vancouver, BC, October 14-16, 2010
Dr. Frederick Antoine Mallette McGill University The lysine demethylase JMJD2A controls chromatin remodelling and senescence FASEB meeting on Biological Methylation: from DNA to Histones and Beyond, Carefree, AZ, June 6-11, 2010
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