Janet Dancey

Professor, Department of Oncology and Director, Clinical Translational Research, NCIC Clinical Trials Group

Evolving Clinical Trials through Collaboration

Dr. Janet Dancey is the Director of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group, also known as the CCTG, and a Professor in the Department of Oncology at Queen’s. She is also the Director of the High Impact Clinical Trials Program at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research. The CCTG has over 80 member institutions, comprising over 2100 Canadian investigators who have facilitated over 500 trials in more than 40 countries. They are also the only non-American partner of the US National Clinical Trials Network. Prior to joining the CCTG, Dr. Dancey was Senior Clinical Investigator in the Cancer Therapy Evaluation Program at the US National Cancer Institute and then Associate Chief of the Investigational Drug Branch. Her expertise lies in anti-cancer drug development, linking drug and biomarker development, and associated clinical trials methodology. In this episode, she discusses the importance of clinical trials and breaks down their evolved and enhanced process for drug development and delivery. Dr. Dancey also explains that the collaborative study of medical interventions in the treatment of cancer have expanded to also investigate how lifestyle, radiation, surgical, and smoke cessation interventions can affect the entire spectrum of cancer treatment.


Shamel Addas

Assistant Professor and Distinguished Faculty Fellow of Management Information Systems

Emails: The Story of a Love/Hate Working Relationship

Dr. Shamel Addas joined Smith School of Business in 2016 as Assistant Professor of Information Systems (IS). Prior to that, he was an Assistant Professor of IS at IESEG School of Management in France. Shamel’s research centers on the intended and unintended impact of IS on organizational work. His current research interests include: communication technology interruptions, the dark side of IS, and health information technologies. His research has been published in leading journals such as MIS Quarterly, Journal of Management Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, and others. In this episode, Dr. Addas discusses his research on email interruptions during the workday as part of a bombarding “love/hate” relationship with email. He is researching the impact of these interruptions on work performance and identifying mechanisms responsible for those effects. Dr. Addas also explores how emails can trigger mindless and mindful work processes.


Carly D’Amico and the Keys to Student Academic Success

September 12th – Carly D’Amico, Promotions and Administrative Coordinator at Student Academic Success Services (SASS) joins us in studio to share with undergraduate, graduate, domestic, and international students all the details on the wealth of resources SASS offers at Queen’s University. She shares insights on what students can expect from 1:1 consultations, ongoing and upcoming workshops, and the many services available to students learning English as an additional language. Carly also has some great survival tips and advice for first-year students, tips students at any level can benefit from too!

Episode Airs September 12th on Wednesday August 22nd 2018 on CFRC 101.9 FM. Missed it? Download it through CFRC 101.9 FM’s online archive or stream the podcast through iTunes, Google Play or Stitcher!

Day Six: Cultural Festivals and Trolley Tours

Atul, the International Student Affairs Commissioner, talks through the last two major orientation events of Orientation Week 2018 — Art Fest, and Trolley Tours. See you ’round town! This concludes our Orientation podcasts for 2018… thanks for listening! If you’re interested in podcasting or audio production, swing by CFRC in Lower Carruthers Hall.