Cancer research at Brock funded by the Terry Fox Research Institute
It has been 39 years since Terry Fox set out from Halifax on the "Marathon of Hope," running 5,000 kilometres to raise money and awareness for cancer research.
Today, there are more than 9,000 runs across Canada - including here in Niagara - which have raised more than $800 million for cancer research.
Some of that research is being done at Brock University in St. Catharines and funded by the Terry Fox Research Institute.
Brock Health Sciences graduate student Meera Mahmud is researching a component of a lung cancer screening model created by her supervisor, Professor of Health Sciences Martin Tammemägi,
Mahmud tells CKTB lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in North America because it's diagnosed at a late stage.
She says the research at Brock is looking at ways lung cancer can be detected at an earlier stage.
The model predicts a person’s likelihood of developing lung cancer by examining a wide range of information such as the person’s smoking or cancer history, age, ethnicity, socio-economic status and body mass index.
Mahmud will talk about her research before the Terry Fox Run gets started at Brock.
Larry talks to Foster Parent Hilly Fokken and David Gill with Foster Resources Supervisor FACS Niagara. It’s Foster Families Appreciation Week.
Larry talks with long-serving volunteer driver Dave Taylor and Diane Brennan Family Enrichment Services Supervisor FACS Niagara.
Larry talks with Kareem and Child Care Worker Juliana Bennici. It’s Foster Families Appreciation Week.