To the London Community:
It is a pleasure to welcome you to the Canadian Cancer Society’s London Research Information Outreach Team (RIOT) News and Views – a monthly article series sharing the latest advances in cancer research to the London community! News and Views was first launched in the Fall of 2020 and was deemed a great success in its inaugural year. Through the ongoing contributions of our growing team, we have published 12 monthly article posts since September of last year, each highlighting an area of cancer research, on themes aligned with the cancer awareness months.
The mission behind News and Views is to communicate and showcase the latest advancements in cancer research being investigated in our own community of London, Ontario and beyond, in a clear and digestible manner. London is home to some of the largest health research institutes in Canada, including Lawson Health Research Institute, London Health Sciences Centre, Robarts Research Institute, and the Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry at Western University. There is such high-quality cancer research going on within the Forest City, and the London RIOT News and Views team, a volunteer group of dedicated cancer research trainees from a variety of backgrounds, wants to make this work accessible to everyone.
We’re excited to continue showcasing the efforts being made in the fight against cancer. This year, we hope to highlight how research gets translated; from understanding the basic science of cancer, all the way to clinical trials that make cancer treatments widely available. Each month, we will pinpoint where the article’s featured research falls within a graphical infographic with a timeline illustrating the translation of basic cancer research from bench to bedside. In keeping with RIOT’s mission to share the progress and promise of cancer research, we plan to provide you with a comprehensive view of the advances in cancer research to improve cancer detection, treatment, management, outcomes and quality of life. We hope that through this article series, we can show you the importance of all facets of research in improving both the understanding of cancer and cancer treatments.
Melissa Evans, BSc and Tricia Chinnery, BSc
Editors-In-Chief, News and Views