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Mick Bhatia receives Canadian Cancer Society award

Published: January 7, 2013
Mick Bhatia
Mick Bhatia, scientific director of McMaster's Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute in the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine

A discovery by McMaster University scientist Dr. Mick Bhatia has been selected as one of the top 10 significant cancer research breakthroughs of 2012 by the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS).

Bhatia, director and senior scientist of the Stem Cell and Cancer Research Institute (SCC-RI), found the antipsychotic drug, thioridazine, kills cancer stem cells responsible for initiating leukemia without harming normal stem cells.

The cancer society selected the top 10 cancer research highlights to shine a light on the life-saving and life-enhancing potential of cancer research.

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