Winter 2013                                                 Vol. 2


As we approach the end of 2013, the Windsor Cancer Research Group would like to take a moment and share with you some of our news, accomplishments and community events of the past year.

Co-directors, Dr. Lisa Porter (left) and Dr. Caroline Hamm (middle) receiving the cheque from Kevin Laforet, president and CEO of Caesars Windsor


On October 7th, the Windsor Cancer Research Group (WCRG) proudly announced the launch of a new $100,000 fundraising campaign called Passports: Bridging Research and Hope. This innovative, ground-breaking initiative is aimed at

creating an international hub of centralized information that fosters cross-border collaborations between local cancer researchers and clinicians and their partners in Michigan and Southwestern more 




In 2013 we wanted to have a greater focus on our community. Indeed you may have seen us around over the last few months at various community events. We are excited to report that we have made great community connections through our public seminars, research showcases and local outreach programs. Here are a few to highlight.

Dr. Cavallo-Medved talking to community members at the Research Showcase.

The WCRG crew at Science Rendezvous lead by Dr. Andrew Swan. Picture courtesy of snapd

Several members of our WCRG team received awards this year for their hard work and dedication to cancer research and community healthcare. Here are a few we'd like to highlight. 

Dr. Hamm Receiving her award from Dr. Baumann, Chair of the Department of Oncology at the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry.
Western University, London, Ontario
  • WCRG Clinical Director, Dr. Caroline Hamm, was the recipient of the Excellence in Academics Award from the 2013 Department of Oncology at the University of Western's Schulich School of Medicine & more 
  • Elizabeth Dulmage, the Clinical Cancer Services Program Director at Windsor Regional Hospital and member of the WCRG Executive Committee was recently awarded one of seven Hum Touch Awards by Cancer Care more
  • Faculty of Nursing professor and WCRG Executive Committee member Dr. Maher El-Masri was a recent contributor to the newly published reference book, Infection Control for Advanced Practice more

As we wrap up 2013, we'd like to take this opportunity to thank some key supporters of the WCRG. Thank you to Caesars Windsor for their generous $25,000 donation to kick start our Passports campaign. With their support our campaign is well on its way. We'd also like to acknowledge the tremendous support from Snapd Windsor. Their consistent coverage of all our community events and generous support of our Passports Campaign is appreciated. Thank you, Jeff. And finally, we'd like to extend a special thank you to the Medved family of Windsor who supported the WCRG through memorial donations in honour of their loved one, Tomo Medved.



In closing, we'd like to wish you and your families a very safe and happy holiday season. And we look forward to ringing in the new year with new initiatives, further community involvement and a continued focus on establishing Windsor-Essex as a hub of cancer research excellence.


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