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Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Toronto General Research Institute

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Toronto Western Research Institute

  • Located in Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: cancer— genomics, informatics, molecular biology, clinical trials, signalling pathways, structural biology and biophysics.
  • 376 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $150M external funding
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  • Located at the Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: cardiology, transplantation, immunology and infectious disease
  • 256 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $74M external funding
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  • Located at Toronto Rehab, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: rehabilitation sciences, cardiopulmonary fitness and mobility
  • 118 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $9M external funding
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  • Located at the Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario
  • Research foci: Neural and visual sciences, musculoskeletal disease and community and population health
  • 161 scientists and clinician-scientists
  • $37M external funding
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Stroke: Development of a Powerful New Imaging Technique
Dec 22, 2014

Vessel wall magnetic resonance imaging (VW-MRI) is a medical imaging technique being developed to more accurately diagnose an ischemic stroke—a stroke caused by a blocked blood vessel in the brain. Traditionally, physicians have determined the cause of a stroke using images of the blood flowing inside of a blood vessel. However, many of the diseases that cause stroke alter the wall of the vessel and not the blood per se. VW-MRI generates detailed three-dimensional images of the wall of a blood vessel, enabling radiologists to see more clearly what the underlying disease is: a blood clot, fatty plaques, or inflammation or constriction of the blood vessel. Ischemic stroke can be treated with different medications and/or surgery, depending on its cause.

TWH neuroradiologist Dr. Daniel Mandell is developing VW-MRI and focusing on improving the clinical interpretation of its images. Recently, he discovered that the minimally invasive surgical removal of a blood clot (to treat ischemic stroke) can cause changes in the blood vessel wall which mimic other artery diseases.

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Acumyn Secures a Development and Distribution Deal
Dec 19, 2014

University Health Network (UHN) and its spin-off company, Acumyn Inc., have secured an exclusive development and global distribution agreement with one of the world’s biggest radiation therapy companies, Elekta Ltd., to bring to market UHN’s AQUA quality management system software for radiation therapy clinics. The agreement will see UHN’s award-winning AQUA platform developed into a marketable product by Acumyn and then offered to cancer clinics around the world by Elekta, a leading manufacturer of linear accelerators for cancer treatment. 

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UHN's 2014 Research Report: Medicine Gets Personal
Dec 17, 2014

The 2014 UHN Research Report, titled “Medicine Gets Personal” is now available. Through key stories and features, this publication highlights some of the diverse ways in which UHN research contributes to tailoring medicine and care for individuals.

This year, the report features four different covers of UHN individuals representing some of the various groups of staff—researchers, trainees, research support services—that help to make these achievements possible.

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