November 16, 2016

In 2013, Diazon Pharmaceuticals teamed up with The Laboratory for Therapeutic Development (LTD) to identify the mechanism of action of a potential new anticancer agent called DZ-2384.  Members of the LTD, Dr. Joseph Tcherkezian, Cynthia Bernier, Dr. Yannève Rolland and Claude Godbout carried out functional genomic screens to identify the anti-mitotic mechanism.  They then went on to characterize its unique effects on microtubule dynamics compared with other anti-mitotics as well as to determine the activity of the compound in several mouse tumor models.  The study, published in Science Translational Medicine, was led by Drs. Anne Roulston and Gordon Shore along with Dr. Gary Brouhard Dept of Biology, and includes as collaborators GCRC members Drs. Peter Siegel and George Zogopoulos as well as several international labs.

 

On October 19, the National Academy of Medicine, formerly the Institute of Medicine, announced the election of 70 regular members and 10 international members during its annual meeting. Among the inductees is Dr. Nahum Sonenberg, who was elected as an international member.

 

Congratulations GCRC Foxtrotters!

This year, the GCRC Foxtrotters raised $13,700 for the 35th Annual Terry Fox Run! 

Thank you to all our runners, bakers, donors, supporters - we couldn’t have done it without you. 

Finally, a huge thank you to our fundraising partner Grillado’s restaurant for their contribution of $5000 and for hosting our post-run team lunch!

See you all next year!

The 2015 Terry Fox Run - September 20, 2015

Last year the GCRC Foxtrotters raised nearly $7000, great job!  This year is the 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run so we are setting our sights even higher, and we’re getting some extra help (details below).  To register for or donate to the team, simply follow the instructions below: