Archive | December 2018

ATI Executive member Dr. Ronald Moore recipient of 2018 Alumni Honour Award

ATI Executive Committee Member Dr. Donald Moore is the recipient of an Alumni Honour Award (2018). From the official FoMD announcement:

“Dr. Moore’s contributions have led to significant advancements in bladder, kidney and prostate cancer. Plus, Moore has been involved in a number of firsts: for example, he was the first surgeon in Alberta to successfully treat kidney cancer under hypothermic circulatory arrest, which involves cooling the body and stopping blood flow and brain function for a short period.

An internationally recognized clinician-researcher, Moore developed laser treatment as therapy for prostate and bladder cancer. It’s called photodynamic therapy and it activates chemotherapy drugs inside tumours with the help of laser light. It’s less invasive than regular treatment and gives hope to patients.

Moore’s work has changed urologic and transplant surgeries and helped improve the lives of countless cancer patients and their families.”

Dr. Jason Acker named Fellow of the International Society for Cryobiology

ATI member Dr. Jason Acker (Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology)has been named Fellow of the International Society for Cryobiology. He will receive the prestigious Basile J. Luyet medal in July 2019, joining only three other Canadians who have received the award.

ProtoKinetix releases video update of Dr. James Shapiro’s clinical trial

(BUSINESS WIRE)–Dec 19, 2018–ProtoKinetix, Incorporated ( (the “Company” or “ProtoKinetix”) (OTCQB: PKTX ) announces the launch of the first in a series of informational videos by the Principal Investigators in each field currently being tested.

The first video is an update on the clinical trial of AAGP™ PKX-001 treated islet cells used in conjunction with the Edmonton Protocol for the treatment of Type 1 diabetes led by Dr. James Shapiro, MD, PhD, FRCSC, MSM FCAHS, AHS Director of Clinical Islet and Living Donor Liver Transplant Programs, Canada Research Chair in Transplant Surgery and Regenerative Medicine, Professor of Surgery, Medicine and Surgical Oncology, University of Alberta.

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