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Cancer and vaccine research gets boost from this foundation

Saturday, March 01, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

HEALTH SCIENCES NORTH

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SUDBURY – A donation from one of Canada’s most famous and successful families has greatly increased cancer and vaccine research in Sudbury.

A $25,000 donation by The W. Garfield Weston Foundation will be used by the Advanced Medical Research Institute of Canada (AMRIC) to purchase two important pieces of equipment; an automated colony counter and spiral plater inoculator.

Both pieces of equipment are used for research in cancer, infectious diseases, and vaccine development and will significantly increase the research conducted by AMRIC’s doctors and scientists.

“This equipment will enhance the research we do at AMRIC and is what you would expect to find in a cutting-edge research lab,” says Dr. Franciso Diaz-Mitoma, chief executive officer and scientific director of AMRIC. “Not only has this donation validated the importance and value of research in Greater Sudbury, it will also have a positive impact on the care we provide to patients.”

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation was created in the 1950s by Willard Garfield Weston, and his wife Reta, with their shares in the family company, George Weston Limited.

George Weston Limited is one of Canada’s most successful companies, and includes Weston Foods and Loblaw Companies.

Donations from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation are directed to organizations in the fields of education and land conservation together with science in Canada’s North.

In addition, it provides funds to further Canada’s research in neuroscience.

“We’re very pleased to receive this donation from such a prestigious organization as The W. Garfield Weston Foundation,” said Keith Bullock, chair, Health Sciences North Foundation Board of Directors. 

“People I talk to tell me they understand the importance of investing in research being done here in Sudbury. Whether it is by creating new vaccines, fighting cancer, or developing new models of care for our seniors,it is through these donations that we are able to turn medical science into front-line medical care.”

Launched in 2012, AMRIC is the affiliated research arm of Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord (HSN).

AMRIC employs a team of over 60 scientists and staff.

In addition to contributions from organizations such as The W. Garfield Weston Foundation, AMRIC is generously supported by the HSN Foundation, the Northern Cancer Foundation, and the HSN Volunteer Association.

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madmaymax 3/1/2014 1:49:03 PM Report

SO WHEN IS THE VACCINE GOING TO BE READY?????:):)IN THE YEAR 2525 IF MAN IS STILL ALIVE,FIND THE CAUSE NOT THE CURE????? WHAT ARE THE STATS ON PEOPLE WHO DIED 1OO YEARS AGO FROM "CANCER"?????JUST SAYING???
HOW MANY DIED THEN AS NOW FROM CANCER????
avo13 3/1/2014 2:00:51 PM Report

dumbmaymax, what have you contributed to cancer research?
CTgasman 3/1/2014 2:05:40 PM Report

It didn't take too long for someone to put a negative spin on a very positive story.
Lleoy 3/1/2014 2:13:16 PM Report

avo13

The more we give, the worse it gets. Don't be so stupid and gullible.
madmaymax 3/1/2014 2:22:48 PM Report

HI AVO:) I BET I HAVE CONTRIBUTED MORE THAN U HAVE,HAVING CANCER:)POISON KILLS POISON:)THE CURE IS ALREADY OUT THERE,BUT IF THE PEOPLE WERE GIVEN IT ,THE MONEY TREE WOULD STOP GROWNG:):)I JUST NEVER HEAR GIVE FOR THE CAUSE NOT FOR THE CURE,SO AVO WHAT HAVE U GIVEN LATLY,MONEY OR DID U RECEIVE A CURE??JUST SAYING:)
madmaymax 3/1/2014 2:26:33 PM Report

MY BIGGEST CONTRIBUTION WAS MYSELF AND TO SEE AND LIVE WITH ALL THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE AND MOST STILL DO,AND YES I HAVE WENT DOOR TO DOOR TO COLLECT BUT HAD TO STOP! FIND THE CAUSE NOT THE CURE THEN WE ALL COULD LIVE CANCER FREE FOR GENERATIONS:)
madmaymax 3/1/2014 6:04:03 PM Report

AVO,DOES THAT INCLUED YOURSELF? NOT A VERY NICE THING TO WRITE:(SHAME ON YOU!!
WE ALL HAVE OUR OWN THOUGHTS BUT TO WRITE THAT, KARMA DOES COME AROUND TO BITE U:)REMEMBER THAT,SORRY BUT I JUST WROTE WHAT I FELT! CANCER AND WHERE DONATIONS SHOULD GO,I STILL SAY FIND THE CAUSE!!!
HowAbooutSomeLogic 3/1/2014 6:56:55 PM Report

madmaymax, would you please lose the caps button? It's really annoying to read all caps and it really takes away from your message, whatever that is.

***Otto Heinrich Warburg discovered the cause of cancer in 1926 for which he was given the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1931.***

BigPharma has since taken over medicine.

Discovering the causes of diseases would mean prevention and cures, neither of which are all that profitable. While it sounds crazy, BigPharma could not dream of a more profitable method than the way it currently deals with cancer and other "diseases without cures" and when you let for profit corporations decide what's in your best interests this is what you get.

I really feel bad for anyone that promotes or supports radiation or chemo in this day and age with so many legitimate cancer cures out there that don't destroy your body -- it's just a level of ignorance I can't wrap my head around.
madmaymax 3/1/2014 7:57:09 PM Report

Last ? for AVO, so what is the Cause of cancer? In layman terms and this is for all CANCERS???thanks
cutandsplit 3/1/2014 8:28:11 PM Report

I have been diagnosed with cancer and the only option given to me was for chemotherapy. In the previous comments it is said there are cures for cancer, would you please share them with us, I am sure I am not the only one wondering. Thanks.
HowAbooutSomeLogic 3/1/2014 9:21:10 PM Report

cutandsplit, what kind of cancer do you have? There is no 'one size fits all' cure, but some do come close....

I'd love to talk with you if you've got the time 'cause I can get a lot more information out and more clearly over the phone or in person...and I don't want to get sued by BigPharma, as many others have.

If you'd prefer to research yourself, you can start with the basics of Warburg's work here

http://whale.to/a/warburg.html
HowAbooutSomeLogic 3/1/2014 9:58:08 PM Report

madmax...there is no single cause for cancer. We are all exposed to a ton of toxins and radiocluides in our air, water and food every day that contribute to the mutations that allow cancer to manifest to tumours.

In general, though, CANCER CANNOT SURVIVE in an alkaline, highly aerobic environment.
HowAbooutSomeLogic 3/1/2014 9:58:22 PM Report

madmax...there is no single cause for cancer. We are all exposed to a ton of toxins and radiocluides in our air, water and food every day that contribute to the mutations that allow cancer to manifest to tumours.

In general, though, CANCER CANNOT SURVIVE in an alkaline, highly aerobic environment.
HowAbooutSomeLogic 3/1/2014 9:59:59 PM Report

My bad on the dbl...

cutandsplit, an alkaline diet is something you should get started on right away, the reasons for which are partly explained by Warburg in that link above. More below on the 'diet'.

http://www.acidalkalinediet.com/Alkaline-Foods-Chart.htm

http://thealkalinediet.org/alkaline-food/alkaline-foods-list

At least for a month, ABSOLUTELY ZERO
*refined sugar
*dairy or even anything with modified milk ingredients, like butter
*bread products

Instead of sugar you can use raw (unpasteurized) honey, stevia (ideally the plant itself) or blackstrap (unsulphered) molasses.

Instead of butter use cold pressed olive or coconut oil. Ghee or clarified butter would be fine in combo with these other two.
The milk and cheese replacements don't taste nearly as good as the real thing but if you want them, almond or NON-GMO soy milk/cheese or nut cheeses.

Instead of bread, bread, but only sprouted grain bread and ZERO ENRICHED AP FLOUR FROM ANYWHERE.


HowAbooutSomeLogic 3/1/2014 10:01:16 PM Report

NO YEAST, I should have said.
harshbee 3/2/2014 8:08:31 AM Report

they make alot of money from cancer research, so i hope this works ,and soon ,, the alternative for full recovery is God ,, i know, i am a cancer survivor, and He also works through people ,so there's always Hope !!!!
Entitledtomyopinion 3/2/2014 9:25:51 AM Report

I am not normally a conspiracy theorist, but could you imagine what would happen if cancer was cured? A few industries would feel the sting, such as the funeral industry, cancer care industry, it would probably turn the financial world upside down. The money is in the treatment, not the cure. I cannot see there being a cure in my or my child's life time, and that makes me sad, but it's all a part of being part of a money hungry race in which 1% control the worlds wealth. How about some good old fashioned communism? (j/k)
HowAbooutSomeLogic 3/2/2014 11:06:35 AM Report

Words mean different things to different people but to me, being a conspiracy theorist just means being a very open minded, critical thinker. Obviously some conspiracies have to be true, so why discount something based only on what you've heard before or seen on tv?

More often than not, though, the word is used by those in the mainstream media as an ad hominem to slander anyone who questions their version of the truth.

It makes absolutely no sense that a for profit company is just going to hand you a cure for cancer at this point given how profitable their 'treatments' are.

People want to be spoon fed everything and almost seem to expect it!

The most important news stories are going to make it on the 6oclock news, unbiased of course,
the healthiest foods will line the shelves of their grocery store,
the best and cheapest medicines will line their pharmacies,
the cleanest and cheapest forms of energy are those we currently use, etc.

Most people are extremely naïve. It's considered normal, now, to be really, really naïve -- without realizing it, of course.

owlies 3/2/2014 11:43:28 AM Report

"You want a cure for what ails you? Ask an Indian" they have been gifted with the knowledge to re-balance the human body. I also know that the cause of the problem is poisons and it certainly did not did not come from the natives......really think about that statement folks!!!! yet the same nation of greedy people do not take responsibility for the damages to the air and water it sort of is very obvious to me that the our Mother Earth gets harmed from all the junk and chemicals and garbage and plastics and her blood is being drained every day( examples oil gas)and her cartledge is being stripped to the core( like gold silver)and big holes are being carved out of her all in the name of money....before any new venture is approved......please please Ask and Indian first you will get an honest answer.
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