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RI-MUHC team receives funding to develop improved radiation treatment devices for cancer patients

The CFI's grant will help Dr. Enger's team to build a new radiation detector, that is novel in the field

Mar 14, 2016

The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is proud to announce that Dr. Shirin Abbasinejad Enger, researcher from the Cancer Research Program and from the Medical Physics Unit at the MUHC, has received a $60,000 grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation's (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Dr. Enger's team will receive matching funds from the Quebec government. The announcement was made by Minister of Science Kristy Duncan at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, today. 

Delivering the right dose

The major challenge with radiation therapy is in delivering an accurate dose that eradicates the tumour without affecting surrounding healthy tissue. Motivated by a desire to resolve issues with critical radiation therapy, reduce complications, and improve patient outcomes, Dr. Enger is developing techniques to accurately deliver radiation to tumours using new radiation sources and detectors. Read more