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Musculoskeletal disease and injury

Dr. Cari Whyne, director of the Holland Bone and Joint Research Program at SRI, was part of a group in 2019 that showed vertebral photodynamic therapy—a technique used to ablate tumours within vertebral bone—is safe in treating metastatic cancer from a pharmaceutical and neurologic standpoint. Their Phase 1 clinical trial findings suggest a larger trial should be conducted. She also received a Fall 2017 Project Grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research with Dr. Albert Yee, a clinician-scientist, to investigate changes to bone quality after cancer treatment. Their fund, worth $966,960, is over four years.