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Introduction In order to provide baseline data on genetic testing as a key element of personalised medicine (PM), Canadian physicians were surveyed to determine roles, perceptions and experiences in this area. The survey measured attitudes, practice, observed benefits and impacts, and barriers to adoption. Methods A self-administered survey was provided to(More)
Melanin concentrating hormone (MCH), a hypothalamic neuropeptide, is an important regulator of energy homeostasis in mammals. Characterization of an MCH specific receptor has been hampered by the lack of a suitable radioligand. The [Phe(13), Tyr(19)]-MCH analog has been shown by different investigators to bind specifically to cell lines of epithelial or(More)
Multidimensional fingerprinting (MDF) utilizes measurable peptide characteristics to identify proteins. In this study, 3-D fingerprinting, namely, parent protein molecular weight, peptide mass, and peptide retention time on RPLC, is used to identify 331 differentially expressed proteins between normal and human colon cancer plasma membrane samples. A false(More)
Cellular immunotherapies promise to transform cancer care. However, they must overcome serious challenges, including: (1) the need to identify and characterize novel cancer antigens to expand the range of therapeutic targets; (2) the need to develop strategies to minimize serious adverse events, such as cytokine release syndrome and treatment-related(More)
The burden of cancer for Canadian citizens and society is large. New technologies have the potential to increase the use of genetic information in clinical decision-making, furthering prevention, surveillance, and safer, more effective drug therapies for cancer patients. Personalized medicine can have different meanings to different people. The context for(More)
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