October 2016

WCRG Matters
A newsletter to keep members and partners informed.
WCRG Benefits from Concerts for a Cure
Caesars Windsor just kicked off its 4th Concerts for a Cure, a unique fundraising initiative during Breast and Prostate Cancer awareness months. For every ticket purchased for an October or November show in The Colosseum, Caesars Windsor will donate $1 to Cancer Awareness. WCRG is honoured to be one of this year's beneficiaries along with the Pajama Angels.

The donation generated by Concerts for a Cure along with matching funds from the University of Windsor's Faculty of Science will support WCRG's Nucleus Initiative - a core organizing centre for all cancer research facilities. Stay tuned for more details in Spring, 2017!.  

Check out the concert listings and purchase tickets at Caesars Windsor.  
Register Now for the WCRG Conference
WCRG will be hosting our 3rd Biennial International Cancer Research Conference at Caesars Windsor on Saturday November 19th, 2016.

Early bird registration is now open until OCTOBER 15th!
  • General registration - $200 ($250 after October 15th)
  • Student registration - $50 ($90 after October 15th)

Join Us for the Upcoming Cancer Research Think Tank
WCRG is preparing to host its 3rd Think Tank ! The objective of the WCRG Think Tank series is to bring people together and share research ideas in an effort to build collaborative projects and increase the number of cancer research grant submissions. The focused topics will be:
  • Fruit flies and cancer
  • Immunotherapy
  • Perceptions of care

Hope to see you there! 

WHEN: Friday October 14, 2016 from 1:00-3:00pm 
WHERE: University of Windsor, Joyce Entrepreneurship Centre  

RSVP to Karen Metcalfe at karenmet@uwindsor.ca

WCRG Researcher Snapd Shot

WCRG has partnered with snapd Windsor to highlight our WCRG cancer researchers. Interviews will be 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 the October edition featuring Dr. Sindu Kanjeekal click here.
Member Accomplishments
In 2016, we are focused on learning more about all WCRG members, and to recognize and share their accomplishments with each other and the community.

Jarry, J.L. Chang, F, & La Civita, L. Feasibility and Effectiveness of Ashtanga Yoga for  Psychological Wellbeing: A Preliminary study. Submitted for publication to: "Mindfulness."

Jarry, J. L. , Chang, F. M., & La Civita, L. C. Ashtanga yoga promotes psychological well-being. Paper presented at the 47th International Society for Psychotherapy Research meeting, Jerusalem, Israel. June, 2016.

Chang, F. M., Jarry, J. L., & La Civita, L. C. The effects of Ashtanga on disordered eating attitudes and behaviours. Poster presented at the 77th annual convention of the Canadian Psychological Association, Victoria, British Columbia. June, 2016.

Ming Pan, Ken Schneider, Swati Kulkarni, Daphne Southcott, Ramen Nissan, Amin Kay,  Rasna Gupta, Akmal Ghafoor, John Mathews, Tarek A. Elfiki, Sindu Mary Kanjeekal, Khalid Hirmiz, Junaid Yousuf, Colvin Springer, Caroline M. Hamm. Outcome of Stage 4A and 4B Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Single Institution Experience with Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy. Poster presented at the CARO 2016Annual Scientific Meeting, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Banff, AB, September, 2016. 
Be sure to submit any news items as they happen and we will include them. Pictures and links to details are welcome!
Remember, we can't share it if we don't know it!
WCRG on Twitter
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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.