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The Cancer Network: The disease, the patients, and the researchers who are connecting the dots – April 13, 2011


Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death in Canadian children. In Canada, approximately 1,400 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, but with improved therapeutic applications and diagnostics more than 75 per cent of these children will survive.

This edition of SickKids Café Scientifique took place during national cancer month. Researchers from SickKids discussed their areas of specialty, the various approaches to cancer research they take and how they bring their learnings from the lab bench to the bedside and back again. The panelists demonstrated how scientists and clinicians work together towards the common goal to better understand and treat cancer.

Dr. Brent Derry, Senior Scientist, Developmental & Stem Cell Biology, SickKids; Associate Professor, Molecular Genetics, University of Toronto
Dr. Meredith Irwin
, Senior Scientist, Cell Biology, Staff Oncologist and Associate Chair (Research), Paediatrics, SickKids; Associate Professor, Paediatrics & Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Toronto
Dr. David Malkin
, Senior Scientist, Genetics & Genome Biology, Senior Staff Oncologist and Director,  Cancer Genetics program, SickKids; Professor, Paediatrics, Medical Biophysics, School of Graduate Studies, University of Toronto
Moderator: Rima Berns-McGown, Board Member, Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs

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