Post Tagged with: "cancer"

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Ryerson physicists battle tumours with ultrasound

The Canadian Cancer Society estimates that two in five Canadians will get cancer in their lifetime. A Ryerson physics professor, Michael Kolios, and his graduate student, Eno Hysi, are working on a way to fix that by attacking tumours with ultrasound. “In our research, ultrasound technologies are primarily being used for monitoring the progression of cancer therapies. In this case, […]

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Fighting cancer as a family

If you don’t personally know me, you may know someone like me. That someone might have been introduced as the funny one, the one with the incredible jokes or the loud one that you can hear from the opposite side of the room. Or maybe the one that is friends with everyone and can make someone smile with a simple […]

by Michael Sist· · Opinion, Voices
Torontonians walked in procession with the Ford family to mourn the death of former mayor Rob Ford on Wednesday. (Alexia Kapralos/Ryersonian Staff)

PHOTOS: The Rob Ford funeral procession

Toronto mourned the death of former mayor Rob Ford on March 31 as hundreds came out in support of the Ford family and to walk in the funeral procession. The procession went from city hall, where Ford’s body had been lying in repose since March 28, to St. James Cathedral.  

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, Ward 27
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Obituary: Rob Ford dies at 46 from rare cancer

Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor who became an international celebrity for his inebriated political antics, died March 22. He was 46. Ford had battled pleomorphic liposarcoma, a rare form of cancer, since late 2014. He underwent surgery in mid-2015 to remove the cancer, but two new tumours appeared soon after. He went into palliative care on March 21 and […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News
Former mayor Rob Ford had  been battling cancer since late 2014.  (Courtesy of Flickr)

Councillor Rob Ford has died

Former mayor Rob Ford has died at the age of 46 after a long battle with a rare form of cancer. Ford’s office released a statement around 11 a.m. today. “With heavy hearts and profound sadness the Ford family announces the passing of their beloved son, brother and husband, and father,” said the statement, The family is asking that citizens respect their […]

by Ramisha Farooq· · News, Off Campus
Alcohol consumption on the rise for women, says chief public health officer

Alcohol consumption on the rise for women, says chief public health officer

The continuing research suggests our culture “romances the glass.”

by Maham Shakeel· · Arts & Life, Food, Health
True or false: processed meat causes cancer

True or false: processed meat causes cancer

How should you, a worried and careful reader approach understanding of the daunting claim that processed meat is bad for you?

by Rebecca Wood· · Opinion
Editorial Cartoon: November 3, 2015

Editorial Cartoon: November 3, 2015

Find out how the pigs are feeling about the study that bacon causes cancer.

by Robert Liwanag· · Editorial Cartoon, News, Opinion
Ryerson researchers say they've exploring alternatives to ultrasound in an effort to better detect tumours.

Pivotal cancer research explores new ways to detect tumours

A Ryerson researcher is studying a new way to locate cancer cells. And the secret is in the blood. Ryerson physics professor Michael Kolios is conducting research into photoacoustics, an emerging practice that foregoes traditional ultrasound detection in favour of measuring oxygen levels in blood to detect tumours. The practice, known as biomedical photoacoustics, is an alternative to ultrasound that […]

by Lee Richardson· · News, On Campus
Mayor Rob Ford in a Ryersonian file photo. A Mount Sinai Hospital colorectal specialist announced Wednesday evening Ford has an aggressive cancer.

Rob Ford diagnosed with difficult and rare cancer

Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a malignant liposarcoma tumour, said Dr. Zane Cohen of Mount Sinai Hospital. Speaking at a news conference at the hospital Wednesday evening, Cohen said the cancer is exceptionally rare and difficult to treat, with 60 different cell types that invade soft “fatty” tissue. Ford will start chemotherapy within 48 hours. The treatment is expected to […]

by Alexandra Byers· · News, Off Campus, Top stories