Archive for September, 2004

UHN Researchers Discover New Types of Leukemia Stem Cells
UHN Researchers Discover New Types of Leukemia Stem Cells

Scientists with University Health Network have discovered different types of leukemia stem cells that may explain why this blood-borne cancer can recur so often in patients after treatment. The study is an important advancement in understanding how leukemia develops and points ...

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Oncology unit opens
Oncology unit opens

Cancer patients on the South Shore of Nova Scotia are benefiting from a new and expanded Oncology Unit at South Shore Regional Hospital in Bridgewater. South Shore Health, which serves Lunenburg and Queens Counties, officially opened the new Unit as part ...

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Surgeon performs “live” temporal bone dissection via satellite link from Markham Stouffville Hospital
Surgeon performs “live” temporal bone
dissection via satellite link from Markham
Stouffville Hospital

For three hours residents, clinical fellows and qualified surgeons from North America and around the world observed intensely as Dr. Jerry Halik, Otolaryngologist, performed advanced reconstructive ear surgery in the operating room at Markham Stouffville Hospital. While the advanced surgical ...

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Hamilton Health Sciences cancer surgeon drawn to hometown excellence
Hamilton Health Sciences cancer surgeon drawn to
hometown excellence

Hamilton's reputation as a centre of excellence for health care and evidence-based medicine has lured a new cancer surgeon home. Dr. Nicole Hodgson, 34, joined Hamilton Health Sciences' Juravinski Cancer Centre as a surgical oncologist in July. Hodgson will treat ...

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Hamilton researchers find decision aids may help women with breast cancer
Hamilton researchers find decision aids may help women
with breast cancer

Specialists at Hamilton Health Sciences' Juravinski Cancer Centre have found that a decision board helps women newly diagnosed with breast cancer feel satisfied and knowledgeable about the choices they make about their treatment. Dr. Tim Whelan, a radiation oncologist ...

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St. Joseph’s Health Care London becomes first Canadian hospital with a Certified Medical Laser Safety Officer
St. Joseph’s Health Care London becomes first
Canadian hospital with a Certified Medical Laser
Safety Officer

Nearly 1000 medical procedures a year at St. Joseph's Health Care, London (SJHC) make use of the latest in laser surgery. The SJHC Urology Clinic, for example, is a world leader in the use of lasers in the treatment of ...

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Bonded by bone marrow
Bonded by bone marrow

In March 2001, at the age of 35, Sue Christensen received devastating news - she had myelodysplastic syndrome, a pre-leukemia that can progress to a fatal cancer of the blood. Sue's only hope to beat cancer was to have a ...

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Wide Awake… During Brain Surgery
Wide Awake… During Brain Surgery

Imagine...you're lying down in a room full of people attending to your every need. One person asks how you're feeling. Another jokes with you. Yet another holds your hand. When you start to feel tired, they let you sleep. This may ...

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First ever mammary ductoscopy performed in Canada
First ever mammary ductoscopy performed in Canada

This summer, physicians at Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital - Canada's premier cancer hospital - used a very small scope to peer into the milk duct lining of a woman's breast through her nipple. This is significant for two reasons. One, ...

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Minimally invasive surgery helps patients with facial fractures
Minimally invasive surgery helps patients with
facial fractures

St. Joseph's Health Care London is expanding its expertise in minimally invasive surgery to include procedures that treat patients with maxillofacial trauma. Dr. Corey Moore, a subspecialist in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, is currently treating selected facial fractures with ...

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