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Air Date: November 17, 2020 | Length: 41:48
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In 2007, Dr. Ralph DaCosta was in the Princess Margaret Optics Lab researching molecular imaging to better visualize cancer when he made a serendipitous discovery that could revolutionize wound care. Hear about his groundbreaking work in visualizing cancer, his serendipitous discovery that has turned him into an inventor and entrepreneur, and how Terry Fox was the inspiration for his drive to enter cancer research.
In his early career he was awarded the Terry Fox Research Foundation’s New Innovator Grant. “I immediately went back to 1980 watching Terry Fox…to come full circle with that is very personally meaningful to me,” he says.
Listen to hear about his career path, what it was like to immigrate to Canada at the age of 6, and more.
Dr. DaCosta is a Scientist, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network (UHN) and a member of the Radiation Medicine Program (Princess Margaret Cancer Centre) and the Spatio-Temporal Targeted and Amplification of Radiation Response (STTARR) Innovation Center at UHN. He received his PhD from the Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, and is one of Canada’s leading experts in the area of biophotonics. His ongoing contribution to the field of cancer imaging has been recognized by numerous awards and invited presentations at international meetings.
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