Partnership to highlight cancer researchers

A local publication will produce monthly profiles of researchers under a new partnership with the Windsor Cancer Research Group.

Snapd Windsor is a free community-based publication distributed across the city. Its April edition features a profile of UWindsor computer science professor Luis Rueda.

“My research uses machine learning and bioinformatics approaches to study cancer biology,” he explains. “We design computer algorithms that … help us find relevant indicators associated with progression of prostate cancer and the different breast cancer subtypes.”

Karen Metcalfe, assistant director of the Windsor Cancer Research Group, says its staff is very excited about the new outlet.

“The goal of these SnapdShots is to raise awareness about the cancer research conducted in Windsor-Essex and stimulate new research collaborations,” she says.

Metcalfe encourages supporters to pick up copies of the publication to read each month’s profile.

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