Lisa Porter

Lisa PorterA team led by UWindsor biologist Lisa Porter has received a federal grant of more than $1 million to advance research on an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Cancer research gets $1 million funding boost

A team led by UWindsor biologist Lisa Porter has received a federal grant of more than $1 million to advance research on an aggressive form of brain cancer.

Mckenzie Cervini has written and illustrated a children's book about cancer for her final project in Dr. Lisa Porter's Cancer Undergraduate Research Education (CURE) class.Mckenzie Cervini has written and illustrated a children's book about cancer for her final project in Dr. Lisa Porter's Cancer Undergraduate Research Education (CURE) class.

Science student pens children's book about cancer

Explaining cancer to children can be difficult, but UWindsor science student Mckenzie Cervini has done it with all the flair of Dr. Seuss.

Cervini has written and illustrated a children’s book about the disease. It’s colourful — and it rhymes.

“I found there was a gap in communicating cancer in a simple way,” Cervini said of how she came up with the idea for the book she titled, The C-Word.”

“It covers the biology in layman’s terms.”

In her book, a tumour is a “strange-looking lump.” Some tumours are “nice,” but cancerous ones are “mean” and “make you slump.”

UWindsor associate professor Lisa Porter receives the 2018 David Kelly Award for Community Service from Chris Sullivan, chair of the board of directors of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.UWindsor associate professor Lisa Porter receives the 2018 David Kelly Award for Community Service from Chris Sullivan, chair of the board of directors of the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.

Professor rewarded for service in support of brain tumour research

UWindsor associate professor Lisa Porter received the 2018 David Kelly Award for Community Service in support of the brain tumour community in Canada.

Landscapers hoping to trim, mow and prune cancer

The Porter Lab at the University of Windsor received a major boost thanks to the efforts of a team of landscapers near Woodstock, Ontario.

By aerating, rolling and overseeding lawns last Saturday, Jason Stubbe and his team raised $170,326 during their annual Spring Yard Cleanup for Cancer. Stubbe said he has been passionate about raising money for cancer research ever since his father was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2006.