Lisa Porter

Dr. Lisa Porter, Dr. Caroline Hamm and Kevin Laforet CEO of Caesars WindsorUWindsor biology professor and WCRG Scientific Director Dr. Lisa Porter, WCRG Clinical Director and Medical Oncologist of Windsor Regional Hospital's Cancer Program Dr. Caroline Hamm, and Caesars Windsor CEO Kevin Laforet at the launch of PASSPORTS: Bridging Research and Hope.

UWindsor researchers collaborate on new Global Cancer Research Office

The collaborative efforts of UWindsor researchers, local hospitals and community supporters reached another milestone Monday as the Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG) launched PASSPORTS: Bridging Research and Hope at Windsor Regional Hospital’s Cancer Centre.

UWindsor biology professor and WCRG Scientific Director Lisa Porter and Dr. Caroline Hamm, WCRG Clinical Director and Medical Oncologist for Windsor Regional Hospital’s Cancer Program, were joined by Kevin Laforet, CEO of Caesars Windsor, who presented a $25,000 cheque as seed money for the program.

Zebrafish show promise for better cancer treatment delivery

Tiny tropical fish much like minnows may hold the key to helping oncologists deliver more personalized and effective methods of treatments to their cancer patients.

That’s the aim of Indrajit Sinha, CEO of Biomedcore, a Tecumseh medical diagnostics company that worked with biology professor Lisa Porter on setting up an experimental system to grow cancer cells in zebrafish and see how they respond to a variety of drug therapies.

UWindsor biologist to address Earth Day dinner

UWindsor biology professor and award-winning cancer researcher Lisa Porter is the featured guest of the eighth annual Earth Day Dinner, a fundraising event for Canada South Science City, on Wednesday, April 17.

In her talk, Living Forever: Stem Cells and Cancer—How are they Linked?, Dr. Porter will discuss what stem cells are, how they are involved in cancer, and what that means for future treatments.

Cancer researcher to take icy lake plunge tomorrow

Lisa Porter is well aware of how cold it’s been this week, but is doing everything in her power not to think too much about it. She’ll need all the mental fortitude she can muster when she plunges into the icy waters of Lake Erie tomorrow to help raise money for a children’s cancer support network.

“I’ve been avoiding looking at it,” the biology professor and cancer researcher said when asked if she’s looked at the weekend’s forecast. “I’m not sure I want to know.”

Researchers unite in fight against cancer

Scientists at the University of Windsor will join forces with Windsor Regional Hospital and the region’s health care community to create a united research group that aims to find new ways of treating and curing various forms of cancer.

No single cure for many varieties of breast cancer, researcher says

Because there are so many different types of cancer there will never be a single cure for them, but researchers have made significant advances in fighting the disease on an individual basis, according to Lisa Porter.

“If you think about it, 60 years ago we didn’t even know what cancer was,” said Dr. Porter, an associate professor in Biological Sciences who devotes much of her lab time to studying the mechanisms that cause cancer cells to divide and grow.

St. Anne’s students show small is mighty during penny drive to support research

Pupils at St. Anne’s French Immersion School were tickled pink to support cancer research again this year during their annual penny drive, raising $3,488 in copper, and more than $19,000 in total, including government fund matching, since the annual campaign began in 2008.

Students presented the donation to UWindsor representatives Friday during a school-wide assembly. St. Anne’s teacher and penny drive organizer John Dufour said he expects even more pennies to trickle in throughout the month of June.

Lecture to provide update on cancer research

UWindsor biology professor Lisa Porter will provide an update on the state of the battle against cancer in a free public lecture in the Freed-Orman Centre on Wednesday, April 18, at 5 p.m.

A cell biologist, Dr. Porter holds the Assumption University Chair in Cancer Research.

A discussion and refreshments will follow her lecture, entitled “Making Strides in the Fight Against Cancer: What has Research Done for You?”