Dr Vanderhyden

International Women’s Day Highlight on Ovarian Cancer Researcher and Exciting Breakthrough

By Shannon Bain on March 8 / 2017

[ Cancer, Clinical Trials, Research ]

Cancer Champions @ Work: Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden/Ovarian Cancer Researcher Dr. Barbara Vanderhyden has dedicated her career to unlocking the mysteries of ovarian cancer – and developing new ways to treat the deadly disease.  And this week, the cancer champion is celebrating an exciting breakthrough in her research. “We have had some really exciting data emerge over the last week involving our investigation into cancer immunotherapies for ovarian cancer,” explains Dr. Vanderhyden, the Corinne Boyer Chair in Ovarian Cancer Research.  “We just completed a small preclinical trial and it is showing that the immunotherapy we designed is working very well.  It’s a pilot study – but the results are very, very exciting – so we are moving forward right away.” Right…

Dr Weberpal

Cancer Champion and Clinical Investigator: Dr Johanne Weberpals

By Shannon Bain on March 7 / 2017

[ Cancer, Clinical Trials, News, Research ]

Dr. Johanne Weberpals is looking at cancer research through a whole new lens these days. After her father was diagnosed and treated for cancer, she says she learned a lot from the first-hand account he gave about the treatments he received and the impacts those treatments had on his day-to-day life. “I think…

After the Bell

After the Bell returns ahead of International Women’s Day

By Cancer Foundation on March 2 / 2017

[ Cancer Coaching, Families ]

Thanks to the amazing participants, donors, and sponsors of last year’s Bust a Move, presented by Morguard and St Laurent, the popular retreat After the Bell is back, just ahead of International Women’s Day. The upcoming complimentary…

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Coping with Cancer Closer to Home

By Catherine Boivin on March 2 / 2017

[ Cancer Coaching, Families ]

Nancy and her husband Luke at Andrew Haydon Park Nancy is fighting…


Meet our Nutrition Coach – Emily Fitzgerald

By Cancer Foundation on March 1 / 2017

[ Cancer, Cancer Coaching, Families, News, Nutrition, Uncategorized ]

March is Nutrition Month and marks a little over our one-year anniversary offering a range of nutritional services called Grounded. Emily Fitzgerald helped develop these programs, alongside Shannon Bain, the VP of Marketing, in November of 2015. Emily is a Registered Dietitian and the Nutrition…

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Join the Cancer Champions Team at Ottawa Race Weekend!

By Cancer Foundation on February 2 / 2017

[ Events ]

By joining our Cancer Champions team, YOU can help hundreds of local families access support through Cancer Coaching and find the tools and resources they need to help them manage the effects of cancer on their lives – physically and psychologically. Your support will also fund research and local clinical trials so that families can have better access to treatment options and give them more…


NEW! Program for Prostate Cancer Survivors

By Cancer Foundation on January 4 / 2017

[ Cancer Coaching, News ]

If so, you’ll be interested in knowing that the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation has partnered with TrueNTH Lifestyle Management to help men with prostate cancer move more, eat well, and feel better. Unique to Ottawa, the 12-week exercise program will be offered free of charge for…


A Lifelong Passion for Giving Back

By Christian McCuaig on January 4 / 2017

[ Cancer, History ]

She could be traveling throughout her community finding worthy causes to support on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa, or creating her own endowment fund at the National Arts Centre. She may be looking after some of her responsibilities as a Professor Emeritus at Carleton University, or even visiting the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation, where she has been a supporter and generous donor for years. And as she turns 80 years young today, Dr. Marwah only has intentions of doing more, noting that her involvement in her community…

Silhouette young woman Enjoying on the hill and 2017 years while celebrating new year

Cancer Survivors and the New Year

By Stephanie Woodard on December 21 / 2016

[ Cancer, Cancer Coaching, Caregivers, Families ]



Grief and the Holidays

By Bonney Elliott on December 21 / 2016

[ Cancer, Cancer Coaching, Caregivers, Families ]

The holidays can be a challenging time when you have lost someone close to you from cancer. There are so many reminders of their absence. Cancer…