Oncology

New programs to support men and young adults living with cancer
New programs to support men and young adults living
with cancer

At Wellspring, the focus is on the person not the disease. For more than 20 years, Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation has been the innovative leader in supportive care programming for people living with cancer. With a focus on enhancing the ...

Posted: December 21, 2014|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

New genetic test predicts risk of prostate cancer returning
New genetic test predicts risk of prostate
cancer returning

(from left:) Dr. Paul Boutros, Emilie Lalonde and Dr. Rob Bristow. A group of Canadian researchers have developed a new genetic test that accurately predicts the risk of prostate cancer coming back after treatment and identifies patients who would benefit ...

Posted: December 20, 2014|Diagnostic, Featured, Oncology|0 comments

A band of women with a special bond
A band of women with a special bond

At St. Joseph's Hospital in London, the patient experience has been greatly enhanced by the Circle of Sharing, a support group for women by women who have had or are considering breast reconstruction post mastectomy. Four patients were founding ...

Posted: December 14, 2014|Featured, Oncology|0 comments

Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with breast cancer
Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with
breast cancer

At 33, Katie (middle) was diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Ellen Warner (left), and specialized oncology nurse, Christel Helwig of Sunnybrook’s PYNK program help Katie and other young patients cope with challenges unique to their life stage. “It is important ...

Posted: December 4, 2014|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Wellspring volunteers provide a meaningful lifeline to cancer support
Wellspring volunteers provide a meaningful lifeline to
cancer support

Wellspring volunteers play a vital role in providing cancer support. Since its founding in 1992, volunteers have been one of the most valuable resources for Wellspring Cancer Support Foundation, playing a vital role in advancing the mission to provide emotional, ...

Posted: August 14, 2014|Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Scientists take centre stage at friendly fundraising competition
Scientists take centre stage at friendly
fundraising competition

Dr. Amber Couzens received the coveted title of “Venture Sinai Fellow” at Leadership Sinai’s annual Venture Sinai dinner When Dr. Amber Couzens talks about the Hippo pathway, she is not referring to a large lumbering mammal. The post-doctoral researcher in ...


Bringing care closer to home for kids with cancer
Bringing care closer to home for kids with cancer

A Child Life Specialist works with a patient at the POGO clinic When you have a child facing an illness, close to home is where you want to be. That’s why the POGO (Paediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) clinic located ...

Posted: June 17, 2014|Featured, Oncology, Pediatrics|0 comments

New tool helps diagnose lung cancer
New tool helps diagnose lung cancer

Respiratory Therapist Kyle Davies (far left) and Dr. Chris Compeau (far right) use the EBUS device on a patient at St. Joseph's Health Centre, Toronto. Bracing for a potential cancer diagnosis is scary enough. Knowing you have to undergo surgery ...

Posted: June 12, 2014|Diagnostic, Oncology|0 comments

The latest in personalized cancer care
The latest in personalized cancer care

Dr. Sunil Verma is part of the team at the Odette working on the latest in tailored treatment research and clinical trials. Photo by Doug Nicholson “You feel invincible when you’re young and then all of a sudden, you have ...


Cancer clinical trials in Canada
Cancer clinical trials in Canada

International Clinical Trials Day (ICTD) is held every year to mark the first clinical trial in history, conducted by James Lind in 1747. The day is meant to bring awareness to the importance of clinical trials in advancing medicine and ...

Posted: May 13, 2014|Oncology, Research|0 comments

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