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The Queen's Cancer Research Institute (QCRI) was established in 2001. The open concept building was designed to accommodate three major cancer research groups already located at the University, and to provide space for new cancer research initiative. The four-storey Institute is directly connected to previously existing cancer research laboratories in the adjacent Health Sciences building, providi

ng a total of approximately 60,000 sq.ft. Research in the Institute extends from population studies of cancer etiology, through tumor biology and clinical trials, to outcomes and health services research. The Institute is committed to fostering transdisciplinary investigation of areas of cancer control that lie at the interface between fundamental, clinical and population research. The three divisions of the Institute are presently populated by approximately 250 faculty, graduate and post-doctoral trainees and support staff. Opportunities for graduate and post-doctoral training are offered in partnership with several departments at the University, including: Biomedical & Molecular Sciences (including former departments of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Microbiology & Immunology, and Pharmacology & Toxicology), Community Health & Epidemiology, Mathematics & Statistics, Oncology, Pathology & Molecular Medicine, and the Queen's School of Policy Studies. The Institute also operates a training program in transdisciplinary cancer research, supported by the Terry Fox Foundation in partnership with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, that is tailored to meet the needs of graduate and post-doctoral trainees from a wide range of disciplines.

We're excited to announce next month's speaker in our QCRI seminar series! Hosted by Dr. Chris O'Callaghan (QCRI CCTG Di...
09/18/2023

We're excited to announce next month's speaker in our QCRI seminar series! Hosted by Dr. Chris O'Callaghan (QCRI CCTG Division).

Our Summer 2023 Newsletter is out! Click the link below to view it, to subscribe to our mailing list and to see our past...
08/30/2023

Our Summer 2023 Newsletter is out! Click the link below to view it, to subscribe to our mailing list and to see our past Newsletters. You can also email [email protected] to join the list!

Today we observe  , a time to heighten awareness for the critical research being conducted. This day is meant to show ho...
08/18/2023

Today we observe , a time to heighten awareness for the critical research being conducted. This day is meant to show how far research has come, and how far it still needs to go.

Congratulations to Dr. Hay of our CCTG division!!!!!
07/20/2023

Congratulations to Dr. Hay of our CCTG division!!!!!

On the recommendation of Dean Jane Philpott, Teri Shearer, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) has appointed Dr. Annette Hay as the inaugural SEAMO Chair in Research and Innovation in the School of Medicine effective July 1, 2023, for a five-year term. Her appointment was recommended by th...

HUGE congratulations to our CBG Division's, Dr. Lois Mulligan being appointed as the Bracken Chair in Genetics & Molecul...
06/29/2023

HUGE congratulations to our CBG Division's, Dr. Lois Mulligan being appointed as the Bracken Chair in Genetics & Molecular Medicine!!!!

Dean Jane Philpott is pleased to announce that Teri Shearer, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) has appointed Dr. Lois Mulligan as the Bracken Chair in Genetics and Molecular Medicine effective July 1, 2023 for a five-year term. Her appointment was recommended by the Advisory Search Commi...

Improving the lives of people with cancer. Congratulations Dr. David Berman (QCRI Director 2015-21) received a 2-year fu...
06/14/2023

Improving the lives of people with cancer. Congratulations Dr. David Berman (QCRI Director 2015-21) received a 2-year funding award through OICR's I2I program. Read more on this exciting news:

OICR is supporting six research teams through its Innovation to Implementation (I2I) funding competition. June 14, 2023, TORONTO – Funding announced today by the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) will help six Ontario-based research teams pursue their ultimate goal of improving the li...

"Understanding your why" from our former CCTG IND Program Director, Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer. 2023 Queen's University Ho...
06/09/2023

"Understanding your why" from our former CCTG IND Program Director, Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer. 2023 Queen's University Honorary degree recipient. Read more about Dr. Eisenhauer's most important life lesson to 2023 graduates below.

“Understand your why.” That’s Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer's most important life lesson to 2023 graduates.

QCRI is beyond proud of Drs. Bishal Gyawali and Brooke Wilson and their collaborators!Our CCE Division just had 2 origin...
06/01/2023

QCRI is beyond proud of Drs. Bishal Gyawali and Brooke Wilson and their collaborators!

Our CCE Division just had 2 original articles published in the same issue of the top-ranked cancer journal The Lancet Oncology.

Dr. Gyawali is the senior author on a paper entitled: “Health technology assessment for cancer medicines across the G7 countries and Oceania: an international, cross-sectional study” Vol. 24, Issue 6, P624-634, June 2023 - a global collaborative looking at regulatory approval and funding for cancer medicines across 8 countries.

Dr. Wilson is the lead author on a paper entitled: “Global application of National Comprehensive Cancer Network resource-stratified guidelines for systemic treatment of colon cancer: a population-based, customisable model for cost, demand, and procurement” Vol. 24, Issue 6, P682-690, 2023 - a global study of modelling treatment delivery for colon cancer. Her paper was highlighted by an Editorial which draws attention to the huge policy relevance of Dr. Wilson’s model – it can be used by the Ministry of Health in any country to estimate chemotherapy demand and budget implications based on the unique disease burden and budget allocations within their own health system.

Peruse the current issue of The Lancet Oncology, a monthly journal covering international issues relevant to clinical cancer specialists worldwide

The Mitacs Global Impact Entrepreneur award worth $5,000 is being awarded to Dr. Irsa Wiginton a PDF at QCRI and Chief D...
05/25/2023

The Mitacs Global Impact Entrepreneur award worth $5,000 is being awarded to Dr. Irsa Wiginton a PDF at QCRI and Chief Development Officer with mDETECT Inc. (founded by Dr. Chris Mueller from QCRI).

Waterloo, ON — The eighth annual Mitacs Entrepreneur Awards ceremony took place in Waterloo, Ontario, on May 18, 2023. During the festivities, five up-and-coming researchers turned entrepreneurs were recognized for their efforts to turn their ground-breaking discoveries into innovative businesses ...

Pleased to announce our June seminar speaker! Dr. Caroline Lamarche will be presenting via Zoom on June 5th at noon. Hos...
05/23/2023

Pleased to announce our June seminar speaker! Dr. Caroline Lamarche will be presenting via Zoom on June 5th at noon. Hosted by Dr. Pierre Olivier-Gaudreau of our CCTG division. For Zoom details, please email [email protected]

Today at 6pm! Our CCTG division's cancer & clinical trials lecture series continues. Drs. Janet Dancey and Chris O'Calla...
05/18/2023

Today at 6pm! Our CCTG division's cancer & clinical trials lecture series continues. Drs. Janet Dancey and Chris O'Callaghan presenting. In-person here at QCRI (10 Stuart St), or via Zoom. Please register by emailing: [email protected]

Cutting-edge Breast Cancer Research here at QCRI! Congratulations to our CBG division's Dr. Christopher Mueller and mDET...
05/17/2023

Cutting-edge Breast Cancer Research here at QCRI! Congratulations to our CBG division's Dr. Christopher Mueller and mDETECT Inc. Chief Development Officer, Dr. Irsa Wiginton on developing a blood test to accurately measure if a metastatic tumour is shrinking or growing. Learn more about this from Global News in link below.

Cancer researchers based out of Queen's University in Kingston, Ont., are hard at work on technology that could monitor the effectiveness of breast cancer treatment.

This is HUGE! FIVE of our members have received over $16M from the Canadian Cancer Society’s Breakthrough Team Grants Oc...
04/11/2023

This is HUGE! FIVE of our members have received over $16M from the Canadian Cancer Society’s Breakthrough Team Grants October 2022 competition. Congratulations to Drs. Mueller, O'Callaghan, Ding, Feilotter & Renwick!

Dr. Christopher Mueller (Co-App) on a $7.5M project entitled “Establishing a comprehensive research strategy to improve pancreatic cancer survival”.

Dr. Chris O’Callaghan (PI), Dr. Keyue Ding (Co-App) and Dr. Harriet Feilotter (Co-App) were awarded $1.5M for their project entitled “Testing new treatments for people with incurable brain cancers”.

Dr. Neil Renwick (Co-App) on a $7.5M project entitled “Killing cancer cells by stopping them from using oxygen and sugar”.

More details on these 5-year Breakthrough Team Grants can be found here:

The Canadian Cancer Society is pleased to announce the results of the October 2022 Breakthrough Team Grants

Excited to announce our 2023 Craig Jury Memorial Summer Studentship in Cancer Research and our Weaver/Howe Summer Studen...
04/04/2023

Excited to announce our 2023 Craig Jury Memorial Summer Studentship in Cancer Research and our Weaver/Howe Summer Studentship in Cancer Research recipients and their supervisors. Congratulations to all!

We're excited to announce our next speaker in our monthly seminar series! Dr. Lee-Hwa Tai will be presenting (in-person!...
03/28/2023

We're excited to announce our next speaker in our monthly seminar series! Dr. Lee-Hwa Tai will be presenting (in-person!) on Mon. May 1st, 2023 at 12:00 noon.

NEW! QCRI-PEN is a network of QCRI researchers, local cancer patients, survivors & community partners in Kingston and su...
03/08/2023

NEW! QCRI-PEN is a network of QCRI researchers, local cancer patients, survivors & community partners in Kingston and surrounding southeastern Ontario.
Our goal is to build connections between cancer researchers & community stakeholders to engage, empower & advocate for improved cancer knowledge, care & survivorship. Check us out on Facebook: Queen's Cancer Research Institute Patient Engagement Network on Twitter: on Instagram: qcri_pen & on our website below:

Patient Engagement Network About Us QCRI-PEN is a network of cancer researchers, local cancer patients, survivors & community partners in Kingston and surrounding southeastern Ontario, Canada. What We Do Exchange ideas & knowledge of cancer research & care Plan & deliver cancer educational events in...

Some footage & on ice interviews from our Director's 2nd Annual "Craig Lab Invitational (CLI2023)" skating and hockey ga...
03/08/2023

Some footage & on ice interviews from our Director's 2nd Annual "Craig Lab Invitational (CLI2023)" skating and hockey game on Feb. 23rd. Enjoy!

This video captures the highlights of an ice hockey game pitting a team from Queen's Health Sciences against a team from the Royal Military College (RMC). Th...

Our Fall 2022/Winter 2023 Newsletter is now up on our website. If you'd like to join our mailing list, please email qcri...
03/08/2023

Our Fall 2022/Winter 2023 Newsletter is now up on our website. If you'd like to join our mailing list, please email [email protected] or subscribe in the link below.

Some fun! Our Director's lab held their 2nd Annual "Craig Lab Invitational (CLI2023)" skating and hockey game on Feb. 23...
02/28/2023

Some fun! Our Director's lab held their 2nd Annual "Craig Lab Invitational (CLI2023)" skating and hockey game on Feb. 23rd. Queen's outperformed RMC to take the victory in our version of a mini Carr-Harris cup. Thanks to all who attended or participated!

02/17/2023

FANTASTIC NEWS! Three QCRI faculty members have received funding from Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) fall 2022 competition:

Dr Josee-Lyne Ethier received a Priority Announcement grant for her project entitled "Real-World Outcomes Associated With PARP Inhibitor Maintenance Therapy in Ovarian Cancer: A Population-Based Study"

Dr Chris Mueller received a 5 year project grant entitled "Using a Liquid Biopsy to Optimize Metastatic Breast Cancer Treatment"

Dr Xiaolong Yang received a 5 year project grant entitled "Investigating the PTK-Hippo axis in breast cancer metastasis"

The QCRI is proud of all of our researchers and appreciate the support from CIHR for these new grants and multi-million dollars in support for ongoing cancer research at QCRI.

Cancer Drug Approval & Reimbursement Process! Learn more about how coverage is approved in Ontario & Canada from Dr. Sco...
02/14/2023

Cancer Drug Approval & Reimbursement Process! Learn more about how coverage is approved in Ontario & Canada from Dr. Scott Berry (Professor & Head, Dept. of Oncology at Queen's University) and Valerie McDonald (former patient member, pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Expert Review Committee). Presented at our Gairdner Foundation Cancer Education & Awareness Event on Nov. 26th, 2022.

We enjoyed an amazing talk at our Gairdner Foundation Cancer Education & Awareness Event by Dr. Janet Dancey on cancer t...
02/14/2023

We enjoyed an amazing talk at our Gairdner Foundation Cancer Education & Awareness Event by Dr. Janet Dancey on cancer trials and amazing work done by our CCTG division that Dr. Dancey leads here at QCRI.

Excited to share one of several (posting soon!) videos from our recent Cancer Education & Awareness Event supported by G...
02/14/2023

Excited to share one of several (posting soon!) videos from our recent Cancer Education & Awareness Event supported by Gairdner Foundation. First up are Drs. Andrew Craig and Madhuri Koti on cancer biology.

02/10/2023

We are pleased to announce applications are now being accepted for our 2023 Summer Studentships in Cancer Research! These studentships are open to full-time undergraduate BSc students in the Faculties of Health Sciences and Arts & Sciences at Queen’s, who wish to participate in a summer research project in the QCRI. We have two award mechanisms to apply to:

1. The Craig Jury Memorial Summer Studentship in Cancer Research which prioritizes 4th year undergraduate students who are Canadian citizens or permanent residents in Canada and are planning to enter graduate studies at QCRI in 2023. This endowment fund was established through a gift from Mrs. Erma Jury, to provide summer research studentships to full-time undergraduate students on the basis of high academic achievement, and a demonstrated interest in cancer research.

2. The Weaver/Howe Summer Studentship in Cancer Research which prioritizes earlier research experiences, especially during the summer after 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of BSc studies.

Please email [email protected] for application form and details on how to apply. Deadline: March 6, 2023.

The Dec. 15th deadline to apply for our Tier 1 CRC in Translational Oncology is quickly approaching. Come join us! Apply...
12/09/2022

The Dec. 15th deadline to apply for our Tier 1 CRC in Translational Oncology is quickly approaching. Come join us! Apply today!

Applications are invited for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Oncology Staffing announcement | 11 November 2022 Submitted by qcriweb on 11 November 2022 Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Oncology Application Deadline: December 15, 2022 The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)....

There are still spots available for our QCRI & Gairdner Foundation Cancer Education & Awareness Event being held this Sa...
11/21/2022

There are still spots available for our QCRI & Gairdner Foundation Cancer Education & Awareness Event being held this Saturday November 26th. Reserve a spot in the link below before we fill up! If you'd like to join via Zoom, please email [email protected] for the Zoom details. Full agenda including list of speakers can also be found in the link.

Cancer Education & Awareness Event Gairdner Foundation & Queen’s Cancer Research Institute

We're super excited to announce Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences   is hiring a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Transla...
11/11/2022

We're super excited to announce Queen’s Faculty of Health Sciences is hiring a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Oncology. Details can be found on our website:

Applications are invited for a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Oncology Staffing announcement | 11 November 2022 Submitted by qcriweb on 11 November 2022 Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Translational Oncology Application Deadline: December 15, 2022 The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)....

We’re excited to announce our November seminar speaker! Dr. Lars Dyrskjøt Andersen from Aarhus University in Denmark wil...
10/06/2022

We’re excited to announce our November seminar speaker! Dr. Lars Dyrskjøt Andersen from Aarhus University in Denmark will be presenting via Zoom on Nov 7th at 12pm EST (6pm CET). Hosted by our CBG Division's Dr. Madhuri Koti. For Zoom details, please email: [email protected]

Check out our "QCRI-Gairdner Cancer Education & Awareness Event" being held on Sat Nov 26th from 9am-3pm at Queen's Scho...
10/04/2022

Check out our "QCRI-Gairdner Cancer Education & Awareness Event" being held on Sat Nov 26th from 9am-3pm at Queen's School of Medicine (15 Arch St)! Click below for more info & registration (free) link. Gairdner Foundation

Cancer Education & Awareness Event Gairdner Foundation & Queen’s Cancer Research Institute

We're excited to announce our first in-person seminar since Feb 2020!
09/22/2022

We're excited to announce our first in-person seminar since Feb 2020!

Our Summer 2022 newsletter is out! Visit our website to see what we've been up to. Past newsletters also available here:...
09/07/2022

Our Summer 2022 newsletter is out! Visit our website to see what we've been up to. Past newsletters also available here:

Our monthly seminar series is back! Don't miss Dr. Simon Turcotte's presentation on Mon Sept 12th at 12:00 noon (EST) - ...
09/06/2022

Our monthly seminar series is back! Don't miss Dr. Simon Turcotte's presentation on Mon Sept 12th at 12:00 noon (EST) - hosted by Dr. Pierre-Olivier Gaudreau of our Canadian Cancer Trials Group division. For Zoom details, please email [email protected]

A few pics of our End of Summer event we held yesterday at City Park Kingston located just outside our Institute! A grea...
08/30/2022

A few pics of our End of Summer event we held yesterday at City Park Kingston located just outside our Institute! A great afternoon engaging in games testing accuracy, balance, teamwork and coordination followed by amazing food & refreshments! Thanks to all the organizers and to all the participants. We hope this will be the start of many more events in future years. More photos & video to come!

Ontario benefits from Dr. Harriet Feilotter's leadership! Dr. Feilotter received funding from OICR to help hospitals in ...
08/12/2022

Ontario benefits from Dr. Harriet Feilotter's leadership! Dr. Feilotter received funding from OICR to help hospitals in finding the best way to test tumours for cancer biomarkers. The new implementation lab will develop high quality genetic cancer testing methods for hospitals across the province, ensuring all patients get the best available treatment. Read more here: https://oicr.on.ca/funding-from-ontario-institute-for-cancer-research-to-help-move-research-from-experiment-to-impact/

First round of Innovation to Implementation Supplement (I2IS) grants awarded to five promising research projects taking unique approaches to addressing cancer. August 11, 2022, TORONTO – Five Ontario-based research projects will take the next step toward advancing cancer care in the province thank...

This is HUGE! Our CCT division was awarded 2 CIHR Project grants! Congratulations to Drs. Wendy Parulekar, Moira Rushton...
07/19/2022

This is HUGE! Our CCT division was awarded 2 CIHR Project grants! Congratulations to Drs. Wendy Parulekar, Moira Rushton-Marovac and Lesley Seymour! VERY impressive!
https://cihr-irsc.gc.ca/e/53104.html

The Project Grants: Spring 2022 competition has approved 405 research grants, plus 2 bridge grants, for a total investment of approximately $325MFootnote 1.

Congratulations to MSc student Jung Yeon (Jenny) Min in Dr. Greer's lab on winning the prestigious Suzuki Award for her ...
07/11/2022

Congratulations to MSc student Jung Yeon (Jenny) Min in Dr. Greer's lab on winning the prestigious Suzuki Award for her outstanding oral presentation at the FASEB Biology of Calpains in Health and Diseases meeting in Lisbon, Portugal on July 6th, 2022.

06/06/2022

New QCRI study finds a promising new target in breast cancer!
A recent study from Peter Greer’s lab (Cancer Biology & Genetics, QCRI) has been published in Cancer Research Communications.
This collaborative work shows that targeting the adaptor protein Ezrin can improve chemotherapy response and reduce metastasis in preclinical breast cancer models.
This paper builds on longterm collaborations (Bruce Elliott, Sonal Verma and Chris Nicol), and was supported by Canadian Cancer Society, CIHR & MITACs).
https://aacrjournals.org/cancerrescommun/article/doi/10.1158/2767-9764.CRC-21-0117/699206/Targeting-the-ezrin-adaptor-protein-sensitizes?sf165209328=1

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We're excited to share our Spring 2022 Newsletter! To see what's been happening here at QCRI, head on over to our website (link below). If you'd like to be added to our Newsletter email list, please let us know via email: [email protected]
https://us3.campaign-archive.com/?u=9b4f2f3ee9102a9eb94798f29&id=fe5a7632c3
Congratulations to our CCTG division for receiving a 5-year $30M grant renewal from Canadian Cancer Society! https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/successful-30-million-canadian-cancer-society-grant-renewal-for-the-canadian-cancer-trials-group-896257998.html
Save the date! Next up in our monthly seminar series is Dr. John Stagg on Mon 2 May 2022 at 12pm EST. Hosted by our CBG division's Dr. Madhuri Koti. For Zoom information, please email: [email protected]
QCRI is excited to host a record number of summer studentships via the Craig Jury Memorial Summer Studentship & Weaver fund competitions. Congratulations to all 8 recipients and their supervisors!
If you missed our monthly seminar presented by Dr. Joseph Pater today, it is now available to watch on our wesite! https://qcri.queensu.ca/about-us/seminars-events
Cancer treatment is a waiting game, and it's not just those receiving care who are impatient. A fabulous talk by our CCTG Division's Senior Investigator Dr. Annette Hay You can watch here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F0cgYxbQywE
Save the date for our next monthly seminar! We are excited to announce our speaker is Dr. Joseph L. Pater on Mon Apr 4, 2022 at 12pm (EST). For Zoom details, please email [email protected]
Our monthly seminar presented by Dr. Hansen He earlier today is now available for viewing on our website! https://qcri.queensu.ca/about-us/seminars-events
Congratulations to our CBG division's, Dr. Peter Greer, on receiving a 3-year $450K Challenge Grant from Canadian Cancer Society!!!!
Our first Newsletter of 2022 is out! You can check it out, along with our other Newsletters, on our website! https://qcri.queensu.ca/about-us/qcri-newsletters
Some of our amazing scientists on and we're celebrating! Moving cancer research forward everyday of the year.
Next up in our monthly seminar series - Dr. Hansen He! Hosted by
Dr. Gaudreau of our CCTG division. Mon Mar 7, 2022 at 12pm (EST). For Zoom details, please email [email protected]