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- 1Abdulsalam Alharbi
- 1Aktary, Zackie M
- 1Alshamsan, Aws
- 1Armanious, Hanan A R
- 1Beesley, Richelle Marie
- 1Binkhathlan, Ziyad
Chemoresistance is one of the major hurdles to induce a cure in patients with epithelial ovarian cancer (EOC). RUNX3, belonging to the family of RUNX transcription factors, has been shown to act in an oncogenic manner by promoting proliferation and colony formation when overexpressed, in EOC....
Cancer is the leading cause of death from disease among adolescents in Canada. Although cancer is a well-researched disease process in the medical and nursing literature, adolescence is relatively understudied, with minimal evidence on strategies to promote healthy emotional adjustment...
The aim of this work is to develop an effective non-viral carrier and to identify suitable gene targets that would induce apoptosis specifically in lymphoma cells upon down-regulation with short interfering RNA (siRNA). Lymphoma is common in children and young adults, and although survival rate...
Reovirus is a naturally benign virus that preferentially replicates in transformed cells and is currently undergoing clinical trials as a promising oncolytic therapy. In normal mouse fibroblasts, transformation by constitutively activated Ras oncogene is sufficient to promote reovirus infection....
Imag(in)ing the cancerous body: representations of cancer in medical discourse and contemporary visual artDownload
This thesis examines representations of cancer in contemporary art, with a particular focus on unruly, un-idealized bodies at risk. In bringing together the discourses of art history and medicine, its aim is to engage conventions of visualizing cancer, and more importantly, to highlight the ways...
Plakoglobin (γ-catenin) is a member of the Armadillo family of proteins and a homolog of β-catenin with similar dual adhesive and signaling functions. The adhesive function of these proteins is mediated by their interactions with cadherins and their signaling function by association with various...
Food intake behaviour in advanced cancer – implications of taste and smell alterations, orosensory reward, and cannabinoid therapyDownload
Food intake is regulated by both appetite and orosensory reward systems. Appetite systems stimulate or reduce hunger, while orosensory reward motivates consumption of high fat sweet foods, resulting in food enjoyment. The majority of advanced cancer patients suffer from malnutrition and wasting,...
The effect of eicosapentaenoic and docosahexaenoic fatty acids on body composition and response to chemotherapy in patients with lung cancerDownload
Patients with lung cancer are at high risk for malnutrition and even mild weight loss has been associated with decreased median survival and poor response to chemotherapy. The purpose of this research was to describe fatty acids status during chemotherapy and determine if supplementation with...
Polycomb protein methyltransferase, Enhancer of Zeste 2 (Ezh2), is frequently overexpressed in human malignancy and is implicated in cancer cell proliferation and invasion. Recently, several other polycomb proteins have been implicated in modulating the response to DNA double strand breaks, and...
Microtubules and Energy Metabolism: Targets for Standard, Combination, and Novel Therapeutic Interventions and Monitoring of CancerDownload
The challenge of understanding and treating cancer has proven to be exceedingly complex. At this juncture, understanding cancer from the perspective of a breakdown of a complex cooperative system using a biophysical analysis may aid in improved treatments and prevention of this disease. In any...