Lisa Porter

Lisa Porter (m.), Windsor Cancer Research Translational Research Director and Caroline Hamm (l.), WCRG Clinical Director present an award to Ron Truant, WCRG Executive Committee member, during WCRG’s Cheers to Hope event. Photo courtesy of Snapd.Lisa Porter (m.), Windsor Cancer Research Translational Research Director and Caroline Hamm (l.), WCRG Clinical Director present an award to Ron Truant, WCRG Executive Committee member, during WCRG’s Cheers to Hope event. Photo courtesy of Snapd.

UWindsor celebrates success with Windsor Cancer Research Group

A group of more than 130 guests raised a glass during the recent  Windsor Cancer Research Group’s (WCRG) Cheers to Hope event held recently at the Walkerville Brewery. 

WCRG is a cooperative of local researchers, healthcare professionals and community partners on both sides of border, which aims to build teams to strengthen local cancer research programs.

Lisa Porter in her labBiology professor Lisa Porter will deliver a keynote address during Tuesday’s Kinesiology Research Day.

Event to celebrate kinesiology student research

Biology professor Lisa Porter will deliver a keynote address during Tuesday’s Kinesiology Research Day.

Lisa Porter speaks with Gemma Grey-Hall.Cancer researcher Lisa Porter speaks with Gemma Grey-Hall, manager of resource development for the Windsor-Essex United Way, at a forum Tuesday on collaboration between academic researchers and clinical practitioners.

Forum opens campus doors to cancer collaboration

A public forum Tuesday discussed local research into cancer, its prevention and treatment.

Dr. Lisa Porter, Dr. Caroline Hamm and Kevin Laforet CEO of Caesars WindsorUWindsor biology professor and WCRG Scientific Director Dr. Lisa Porter, WCRG Clinical Director and Medical Oncologist of Windsor Regional Hospital's Cancer Program Dr. Caroline Hamm, and Caesars Windsor CEO Kevin Laforet at the launch of PASSPORTS: Bridging Research and Hope.

UWindsor researchers collaborate on new Global Cancer Research Office

The collaborative efforts of UWindsor researchers, local hospitals and community supporters reached another milestone Monday as the Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG) launched PASSPORTS: Bridging Research and Hope at Windsor Regional Hospital’s Cancer Centre.

UWindsor biology professor and WCRG Scientific Director Lisa Porter and Dr. Caroline Hamm, WCRG Clinical Director and Medical Oncologist for Windsor Regional Hospital’s Cancer Program, were joined by Kevin Laforet, CEO of Caesars Windsor, who presented a $25,000 cheque as seed money for the program.

Zebrafish show promise for better cancer treatment delivery

Tiny tropical fish much like minnows may hold the key to helping oncologists deliver more personalized and effective methods of treatments to their cancer patients.

That’s the aim of Indrajit Sinha, CEO of Biomedcore, a Tecumseh medical diagnostics company that worked with biology professor Lisa Porter on setting up an experimental system to grow cancer cells in zebrafish and see how they respond to a variety of drug therapies.