Ottawa Sun: Finding Crohn’s cure a family affair

Published in the Ottawa Sun, “Finding Crohn’s cure a family affair” is the story of Sherry Pang and her life long struggle with the debilitating symptoms of Crohn’s disease. She has two healthy sons, Jake and Jesse, who participate in the GEM Project in hopes of eventually finding a cure for the disease. Ottawa Sun:…

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A GEM of a Study

This article, written by the Mount Sinai Hospital Foundation features the GEM project National Director, Ken Croitoru and Dr. George Tolomiczenko, Executive Director of Research & Scientific Liaison, Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada (CCFC). They describe the goals and the reasoning behind the study. It also features Jordan Duarte, a participant who discusses what it…

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Inside Toronto: Girl hopes study will help cure mom’s disease

The article published in Inside Toronto describes the story of fourteen year old Amanda Ponziano who has had to watch her mother suffer with symptoms of Crohn’s disease. She has enrolled in the study in the hopes of helping to find a cure for Crohn’s disease. Inside Toronto: Girl hopes study will help cure mom’s…

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Breakfast Television Interview with Dr. Anthony Otley from the IWK

Dr. Otley, a Gastroenterologist at Halifax’s IWK Health Centre, was joined on ATV’s Breakfast television by 16-year-old Crohn’s patient, Shelby Beals, and her mother Kim who are strong supporters of the GEM project. Shelby was diagnosed with the disease six years ago, and despite two difficult years with tube feeding, she and her family have…

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Microbiome

The Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) award the GEM Project one of seven grants to investigate the microorganisms living in and on healthy and diseased humans. Research for this grant involved studying the genes of over 730 subjects from the GEM Project. It was determined that the subjects in our study have the risk…

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