Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation recognized for support of Cancer Foundation

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Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation recognized for support of Cancer Foundation

On Wednesday, August 20th the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation recognized the Kiwanis Club of Ottawa Medical Foundation’s commitment to cancer research by hosting a dedication ceremony in the Richard & Annette Bloch Cancer Survivors Park.

"It is truly inspiring when groups like yours come together to help others." - Linda Eagen, Cancer Foundation President & CEO.

The Kiwanis Club of Ottawa is incredibly proud to support our local scientists, and has pledged $100,000 to the Cancer Foundation in support of local cancer research.  Those funds are being directed to the ground-breaking cancer research taking place in Dr. Korneluk’s lab at CHEO.  The research combines two experimental cancer treatments — viral therapy, which was pioneered at the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, as well as IAP (inhibitor of apoptosis protein)-based therapies that target cancer genes, which were discovered at CHEO 19 years ago.

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