Pajama Angels’ Wing Power Fund

Pajama Angels’ Wing Power Fund

The Pajama Angels Wing Power Fund, A Fund for Complementary Therapies, which is intended to help people who experience financial hardship as a result of their cancer/chronic disease diagnosis and treatment. The funding program helps people at all points in their healing/wellness journey including diagnosis, treatment, palliative care |

BANA | Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association

BANA | Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association

The Bulimia Anorexia Nervosa Association (BANA) is a centre for eating disorders, health and wellness.  It is a not-for-profit, registered charity, community-based organization servicing the counties of Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and Sarnia-Lambton in Ontario, Canada. Since 1983, we’ve been committed to the provision of specialized treatment, education and support services for individuals affected directly and indirectly by eating disorders.

As the primary regional source for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders, BANA is a leader in the promotion and acceptance of diverse body shapes and sizes through the adoption of a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Since its inception, BANA has provided services to thousands of individuals of all ages, genders and social/economic backgrounds with an ongoing case load of approximately 300 clients. In addition, we annually organize and host 250 educational health promotion presentations and programs that reach more than 20,000 children and adults.

Services are provided without age restrictions and are supported by the Ministry of Health and the Erie St. Clair LHIN.

1500 Ouellette Avenue, Suite 100  Windsor ON, N8X 1K7  Phone 519.969.2112

Dr. Pandey Lab | University of Windsor

Dr. Pandey Lab | University of Windsor

The Dandelion Root Project is aimed at showcasing scientific evidence for the safe and effective use of dandelion root extract and other natural health products for cancer therapy.

The Dandelion Root Project started in 2009 in a bid to investigate the anticancer effect of the root extract of dandelions against cancer cells in the lab (in cells and in animal models). This project started with funding from the Knights of Columbus, Chapter 9671 (Windsor) and has been sustained by funding from other sources, including Seeds4Hope Grant (local Cancer Foundation), Lotte & John Hecht Foundation, The Pajama Angels and the Jesse & Julie Rasch Foundation. Private and personal donations have been made from the Windsor local community, as well as from all around Canada. We dedicate this project in the memory of Mr. Kevin Couvillon, who lost his battle with leukemia in 2010.

Since the commencement of this project, we have been able to successfully assess the effect of a simple water extract of dandelion root in various human cancer cell types, in the lab and we have observed its effectiveness against human T cell leukemia, chronic myelomonocytic leukemia, pancreatic and colon cancers, with no toxicity to non-cancer cells. Furthermore, these efficacy studies have been confirmed in animal models (mice) that have been transplanted with human colon cancer cells.

We also applied for Phase I clinical trials in 2012 for the use of DRE in hematological cancers and in November 2012, we obtained approval for the administration of DRE in human patients and currently, the dandelion root extract is under Phase 1 clinical trials for drug refractory blood cancers.

Studies to understand how dandelion root extract can identify differences between cancer cells and non-cancer cells are underway, while at the same time, the identification of the active components within the extract is ongoing. We are excitingly awaiting the results from these studies.
Siyaram Pandey, Ph.D.     Phone: (519) 253-3000 ext: 3701     FAX:(519) 973-7098
Chemistry and Biochemistry |  
University of Windsor: Essex Hall |  401 Sunset Avenue Windsor, Ontario Canada N9B 3P4

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