NEWS + ANNOUNCEMENTS

Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new technology for a “liquid biopsy” to identify which patients might not respond to standard therapy for prostate cancer before it is delivered.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men and the fifth leading cause of death from cancer in men worldwide, according to 2012 numbers. While several viable treatment options for prostate cancer exist, many men affected with prostate cancer will not respond...

Seven U of T scholars whose work has transformed everyday lives of people in Canada and around the world have a new accolade to add to their resumés – they’re winners of the inaugural University of Toronto President’s Impact Awards.

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By: Stéphane Angers and Raymond Reilly

With the recent closing of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and the anticipated start of the Paralympic Winter Games fresh in our minds, we are inspired by the power of striving for excellence in the human endeavour. Audiences around the world have been transfixed, watching this happen before their eyes. It is clear that such excellence can only be achieved through the intense competition between the athletes on display.  ...

It is with mixed emotions that we share the news that alumna, Dean Heather Boon [BScPhm(1991) and PhD (1996)] will be stepping down from her role as Dean of the Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy effective June 30, 2018 to take on the new role of Vice-Provost, Faculty & Academic Life at the University of Toronto....

Thanks to our Pharmacy Annual Fund donors, students like Élise De Francesco are able to expand their horizons by doing International Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations (APPE) during their fourth year of study. Élise traveled to Ghana where she had the opportunity to work with an international team of healthcare practitioners. She remarks, “It was truly a once in a lifetime opportunity that I will never forget. I was able to incorporate my pharmacy skills that...

As a PhD student at the Centre for Pharmaceutical Oncology, Noor is on the cusp of an exciting discovery in breast cancer treatment.

Q: Please explain the focus of your research?

With an overall success rate of just 15 per cent, winning funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) is a steep challenge. As the federal agency that stewards Canada’s health research strategy, CIHR supports talented researchers pursuing cutting-edge scientific discoveries, for the benefit of Canadians and people throughout the world.

Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professionals in Canada, dispensing and providing advice on 600 million prescriptions a year, according to the Canadian Pharmacists Association. Drug therapy management is a key function of pharmacists but in recent years, there has been significant evolution in scope and role for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. With governments of all levels calling for better integration across healthcare, it is likely the role of pharmacists will...