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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...

Toronto Western Hospital to receive Ontario’s first Gamma Knife

A non-invasive radiation therapy machine known as the Gamma Knife - the first ever in Ontario - will treat about 300 neuroscience patients annually...

Meeting cancer patients’ need to know

Toronto nurse Lydia Biel was dining in a restaurant when she bit down on something that made her wince with pain. She thought it...

New clinic redefines care for young women with locally advanced breast cancer

Canada's first patient-centred, multi-disciplinary clinic for the management of locally advanced breast cancer and inflammatory breast cancer Ð a stage three breast cancer that...

Are you at high risk for breast cancer?

A woman's chance of beating breast cancer significantly increases if detected early through regular mammograms. Breast cancer researchers at Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre,...

Challenges for hospitals today

Treating cancer patients with blood: Given that about one-fourth of donated blood is used to treat severe anemia in people with cancer, it's important for...

Robotic cancer surgery at CSTAR a Canadian first

For the first time in Canada, a patient has had his prostate removed with the help of a robot. It's another first in research...

Early detection key to avoiding prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the number one cancer threat to Canadian men and their families. A man's lifetime risk of prostate cancer is one in...

Patients walking one day after Articular Surface Replacement surgery

North America's first Articular Surface Replacement (ASR) surgeries have been conducted at the Jewish General Hospital. In all cases, the patients were able to...

Commercialization of promising cancer therapeutic gives cancer patients more treatment options

Up until now, individuals diagnosed with cancer have had to endure long, complex, and sometimes painful treatments. The new cancer therapeutic Verotoxin (VT-1)...

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