October 2018

WCRG Matters
A newsletter to keep members and partners informed.
Cancer Research Conference - Register Now!
WCRG will be hosting our 4th International Cancer Research Conference at Caesars Windsor on:

Saturday November 17th, 2018.
September Snapdshot
The September edition of snapd Windsor features Dr. Caroline Hamm. WCRG Researcher snapdshots are found in the print edition of snapd Windsor and shared through various newsletters and announcements. The goal of these "Snapd Shots" is to raise awareness about the cancer research conducted in Windsor-Essex and stimulate new research collaborations. To see previous snapd shots click here. Thank you snapd Windsor for contributing to our cancer smart community!  
Join Us for the Upcoming Think Tank!

Think Tanks bring people together to share research ideas, network, build collaborative projects and increase the number of cancer research grant submissions. Join us for the last Think Tank of 2018 on Friday October 26th. The events run from 1:30 - 4pm at the University of Windsor Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre. For more information check the WCRG website.
To find out more or present at a Think Tank, contact Karen Metcalfe  
Everyone is welcome! 
Rebecca Nakhoul, a WCRG CURE volunteer, teamed up with the YMCA and delivered a cancer research camp for kids. Rebecca and her teammates, Jake Frank, Anshika Jain, Paramjot Gogia and Aneet Grewal provided a morning of education and fun with activities like cancer dodgeball, a pipette challenge, and a version of the "Family Feud" game show involving cancer facts. Read more  
Be sure to check out more pictures on Flickr
Member Accomplishments
Letting us know about  the accomplishments of you and your colleagues allows us to  celebrate the great work being done in our region and further  build collaborations. Here are a few of your latest successes.

Bakht , M.K.,  Derecichei, I.,  Li, Y.,  Ferraiuolo, R.M., Dunning, M., Oh, SW., Hussein, A., Youn, H., Stringer, KF., Jeong, CW., Cheon, GJ., Kwak, C., Kang,KW., Lamb, AD., Wang, Y., Dong, X., Porter, LA.  (2018)  Endocrine-Related Cancer. Neuroendocrine differentiation of prostate adenocarcinoma correlates with suppression of PSMA as a target for nuclear imaging and therapy. in press ERC-18-0151.
Barrington, J. & Jarry, J.L. (2018) Does Thought Suppression Mediate the Association Between Mindfulness and Body Satisfaction? Mindfulness, 1-10.
Lisa Porter, University of Windsor. Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada David Kelly Award for Community Service. Presented at the Brain Tumour National Conference Celebration Dinner on October 19, 2018.  
Jake Frank, Fatima Nadeem and Alex Rodzinka, Faculty of Science, Porter Lab. Earned 2nd place in The Pam and Rolando Del Maestro Family Undergraduate Student Research Competition held at the Brain Tumour National Conference on October 20, 2018. 
Be sure to submit any news items as they happen and we will include them. Pictures and links to details are welcome! 
Funding Opportunities


Go to  our website to see a complete list of funding opportunities for cancer researchers. We invite you to use the resource as a tool to plan your grant submissions over the next year. Please contact us if we can help facilitate collaborations or provide feedback to strengthen submissions.