Dec 01, 2023

Applying mathematics to lung cancer prevention

Like many of his colleagues in cancer research, Dr. Rafael Meza has a personal connection to cancer. His dad died from gastric cancer when Dr. Meza was 15 years old.

​“That got me interested in how I could dedicate my career to cancer while my interests were in mathematics and statistics,” he said. “Eventually, I figured out that I could do research in cancer using my math skills, so I was really fortunate.”

Jun 27, 2023

New Hire Focus: Dr. Joseph Lau is advancing radiopharmaceutical research

Dr. Joseph Lau is working to develop the next generation of radiopharmaceuticals for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. Radiopharmaceuticals are radioactive compounds used in cancer care. From a diagnostic perspective, his work focusses on making these radioactive agents better able to detect and visualize cancers in the body. From a treatment perspective this helps oncologists determine if a cancer is operable, delineates margins for radiation planning or select targeted-therapies based on molecular properties of cancer.

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