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CanRIO Researcher Awarded an Arthritis Society of Canada Grant!

Posted February 16, 2024

Congratulations to Dr. Marie Hudson who has been awarded a Arthritis Society of Canada grant to study the mechanisms underlying rheumatic immune related adverse events! Using a large bank of tissue samples from people with cancer who were treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors, Dr. Hudson’s team will compare these cell processes in people who developed inflammatory arthritis after treatment and those who did not. They will also examine these processes in people with inflammatory arthritis not related to cancer and in healthy people. These studies will help in understanding how immune checkpoint inhibitors induce inflammatory arthritis and in finding medications that treat the immunotherapy-induced arthritis without affecting its response against tumours.