The Auer Lab

Innovative Cancer Research 

 

In the Media


Many of their novel and innovative scientific breakthroughs have caused Dr. Auer and her lab's research to be the topic of discussion in multiple scientific magazines, newspapers and media outlets. Below are recent times in which there has been media coverage regarding Dr. Auer's research.


Dr. Rebecca Auer was interviewed by CTV National, the Ottawa Citizen and CFRA about her research on an unconventional approach for helping the immune system mop up stray cancer cells after surgery. (2018)

Media around the world also covered the story, including The IndependentThe Daily Mail, the Daily Record and Asian Age.


"Ottawa Hospital Appoints New Director of Cancer Research" - The Ottawa Citizen (2018)

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ottawa-hospital-appoints-new-director-of-cancer-research. 


"We're getting close." Dr. Rebecca Auer, surgical oncologist at The Ottawa Hospital, speaking at the President's Dinner about cancer research. (June 2017)


Inspiration - Watch Dr. Rebecca Auer talk about how Terry Fox has inspired her! (2015)

Fighting Cancer with Cancer - Tender loving Research. (2015)


The Scientist - Stephanie Swift (2014) "Tactical Maneuvers"
http://www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/articleNo/40079/title/Tactical-Maneuvers/


1310 NEWS Radio - Ed Hand (2013) "Talk to the Hand: Research milestones at The Ottawa Hospital"

http://www.1310news.com/2014/02/27/talk-to-the-hand-research-milestones-at-the-ottawa-hospital/

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The Ottawa Sun-Chris Hofley (Dec 11, 2013) "Local docs lauded by Canadian Cancer Society for their cancer research work
http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/12/11/local-docs-lauded-by-canadian-cancer-society-for-their-cancer-research-work
This article outlines how Dr. Auer's unique findings differ from the other two top awared researchers by the Canadian Cancer Society.


Scientific American Article-Stephanie Swift (Feb 15, 2013) “Fighting cancer with Pox viruses” 

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/2013/02/15/fighting-cancer-with-poxviruses/

This article outlines research regarding activation of natural killer cells with oncolytic viruses prior to surgery to prevent postoperative metastatic disease.


CBC Television Interview-Waubgeshig Rice (Jan 17, 2013) “New Cancer Research in Ottawa”
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Ottawa/ID/2326914672/

This interview talks about Dr. Auer's research regarding activation of natural killer cells with oncolytic viruses prior to surgery to prevent postoperative metastatic disease. The work was funded by the Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute.


LeDroit Newspaper (French)-Mathieu Bélanger (Sept 19, 2012) “Vaccin contre le cancer. La solution pourrait venir d’Ottawa”
http://www.lapresse.ca/le-droit/actualites/sante/201209/19/01-4575485-la-solution-pourrait-venir-dottawa.php

This interview talks about a recent publication in Molecular Therapy demonstrating the development of a personalized cancer vaccine.


CBC Television Interview (French)-Pascale-Marie Dufour (Sept 17, 2012) “Des chercheurs d’Ottawa travaillent à la mise au point d’un vaccin contre le cancer”
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/ottawa/2012/09/17/001-vaccin-cancer-recherche-ottawa.shtml

This interview talks about Dr. Auer's recent publication in Molecular Therapy demonstrating the development of a personalized cancer vaccine. The first author, Dr. Chantale Lemay was interviewed in French.


CBC Radio Interview (French)-Pascale-Marie Dufour (Sept 17, 2012) “Des chercheurs d’Ottawa travaillent à la mise au point d’un vaccin contre le cancer”
http://www.radio-canada.ca/regions/ottawa/2012/09/17/001-vaccin-cancer-recherche-ottawa.shtml

This interview talks about the lab's recent publication in Molecular Therapy demonstrating the development of a personalized cancer vaccine. The first author, Dr. Chantale Lemay was interviewed in French.


CBC Television Interview-Ashley Burke (July 21, 2012) “A new breakthrough in cancer research”
http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/Canada/Ottawa/ID/2259290397/

This interview talks about a recent publication in Molecular Therapy demonstrating the development of a personalized cancer vaccine.


The Society News Article- "$600,000 for Cancer Research: The Cancer Research Society announces its 2011 grants at the University of Ottawa"

http://www.societederecherchesurlecancer.ca/page.aspx?pid=570


CBC Radio Interview (Sept, 2011) “Research in Perioperative Therapies”

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This is a radio interview where Dr. Auer speaks about her lab research and elaborates on ongoing projects in the lab.


The Ottawa Citizen-Tom Spears (Dec 11, 2013) "Cancer Society Honours three Ottawa researchers"

This article outlines the work by three Ottawa researchers, including Dr. Rebecca Auer, who have ranked among the nation's top news of 2013 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

 
 

Awards

Recent Achievements

Congratulations to Marisa Market, our MD/PhD student, and to Dr. Andre Martel who have both recently received prestigious awards. Marisa was recognized at General Surgery Research day on April 25, 2018 for the best presentation given by a medical student. Dr. Martel, who will be joining the Auer lab in the fall to complete his master’s degree, was the recipient of a CIHR fellowship award.



Through various events from 2010-2013, the Auer Lab and its members have won various awards and distinctions, which include:


Canadian Cancer Society - One of 15 Top Canadian Cancer Researchers for 2013 December 2013


Canadian Institutes of Health Fellowship 2013-2015 (Lee-Hwa Tai)


Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute Travel Award May 2013, Ottawa, Canada (Lee-Hwa Tai)


1st place Poster Presentation (Master’s Category)- Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Research Day, November 2012, Ottawa, Canada (Anu Ananth)


2nd place Oral Presentation-Ottawa Hospital Research Institute Research Day, November 2012, Ottawa, Canada (Lee-Hwa Tai)


1st place Basic Science Abstract- Society of Surgical Oncology Annual Meeting, March 2012, Orlando Florida (Rashmi Seth)


1st place Oral Presentation-University of Ottawa Postdoctoral Fellow Research Day, January 2012, Ottawa, Canada (Lee-Hwa Tai)


Fonds de la recherche en sante du Quebec Postdoctoral Fellowship (Lee-Hwa Tai)


Government of Saudi Arabia Culture Bureau PhD Scholarship

 
 

Funding Partners