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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, […]

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
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BREAKING: Mayor Rob Ford diagnosed with tumour in abdomen

Mayor Rob Ford has been diagnosed with a tumour in his abdomen. Humber River Hospital CEO Dr. Rueben Devlin made the announcement Wednesday night at a news conference at the hospital. “Examination and investigation has resulted in a working diagnosis of a tumor,” he said. “We need to determine what kind of tumour it is and then we can come up with a […]

by Michelle LePage· · News, Off Campus, Top stories