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Mar 3, 2023

PHD student using OHS data to look for early signs of cancer

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Nicholas Cheng is using data to compare over 400 OHS participants who’ve experienced a cancer diagnosis, with matched cancer-free participants, to look for biomarkers in the blood that could be used to detect breast, prostate and pancreatic cancers several years before a traditional diagnosis.

Hear what motivates this PHD student, as he reflects on his work in the lab of Philip Awadalla. You’ll see why he’s one of the ‘next generation’ of scientists at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.