Daily Media Digest December 21, 2023

BC team identifies drivers of aggressive childhood cancers and develops model to explore new treatments
Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI)
“… researchers in British Columbia verified two drivers of cancerous tumours caused by DICER1 syndrome and developed an animal model that will allow them to track DICER1 cancer growth and test novel therapies.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, funding, BC Cancer Research Institute, Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI)

Precision radiotherapy controls resistant lung cancer and enhances survival
UHN Research
“A phase 2 clinical trial led by an investigator at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and conducted at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center demonstrated the efficacy of stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), a type of…”
KEYWORDS: cancer, respiratory health, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network

Researchers reveal full structure of ‘ancient genetic parasite’ implicated in human diseases
University of Alberta
“Understanding the mechanism of LINE-1 is key to developing potential new treatments for cancer, autoimmune disorders, neurodegeneration …”
KEYWORDS: human genome, innovative research, University of Alberta

Donation of $8.5 million strengthens hearing science and innovation
Western News
“Transforming care for patients with hearing loss is focus of donation from global hearing implant company MED-EL …”
KEYWORDS: clinical trial, funding, hearing loss, Western University

Newcomers to Canada report significantly higher levels of anxiety and depression, study finds
The Globe and Mail
“… study – and are much less likely to seek help for their mental-health challenges. The report, released Monday by Mental Health Research Canada …”
KEYWORDS: mental health, Canadian research, Mental Health Research Canada

Open Science momentum grows stronger in Canada with a new commitment by its largest mental health teaching hospital
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
“… joining a growing alliance Canadian institutions changing research practices in neuroscience. This important endeavour is supported by a $1M commitment from the Tanenbaum Open Science Institute and an equivalent commitment by CAMH.”
KEYWORDS: mental health, prevention, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)