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Arthur & Sonia Labatt Brain Tumour Research Centre

BTRC News 2011

November 2011

Ab Guha 1957-2011
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of one of our great leaders in neuro-oncology research, Dr Abhijit Guha, who passed away November 8 following a courageous fight against cancer.

August 2011

When Sick Children cannot be cured
Toronto Sun article (August 31, 2011).  see article

Scientists identify two distinct subgroups in common childhood brain cancer
Discovery may impact aggressiveness of current treatments for some infants and children with posterior fossa ependymoma. learn more

July 2011

Dr. Annie Huang has been promoted to Associate Professor
This is an acknowledgement of her 8 year of contribution to her field of expertise, supratentorial primitive neuroectodermal tumours.

Dr. Michael Taylor is the recipient of a Genome Canada AwardThis is award is equal in it's prestige and it's value. learn more 

June 2011

Dr. Arthur and Dr. Sonia Labatt 
Sonia and Arthur Labatt receive honorary degrees from University of Toronto. learn more

Dr. Uri Tabori is the recipient of the Junior Physician Researcher Award from he University of Toronto
The purpose of this award is to recognize outstanding achievements and progress in research by a physician during the first six years after initial appointment to the faculty of an academic health sciences centre.

May 2011

10th Annual Meagan's Walk 
Meagan's Walk was a roaring success and a tribute to both one family and a marvellous group of volunteers tenacious effort to help end paediatric brain tumours in our life time. Toronto Sun Monday May 9, 2010

April 2011

New Chairman in the Department of Surgery at UofT
Dr. James Rutka is appointed the Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Toronto. More information.

February 2011

Giant strides in childhood disease research
Two teams of Canadian researchers, including five from The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), were awarded with two grants of up to $2 million jointly from Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) for their work in genome sequencing of childhood diseases. learn more

January 2011

Dr. Sunit Das is joining our Centre
Dr. Sunit Das has relocated from the States and joins our Centre, For his profile and further details about his lab a link is now found on our front page or you can click here.

SickKids cancer research: Top 10 in 2010
The top 10 list is out! Dr. Michael Taylor is on the list with his discovery that the most common malignant form of paediatric brain cancer, medulloblastoma, is in fact four different diseases. learn more

Going to all ends to prevent relapse of neural cancers
New therapy may reduce risk of cancerous neural tumours returning. learn more