Rethinking chemotherapy treatment with patients in mind
Nurses Roy Ostil (left) and Sandra Azan-Hyman (right) care for patient Mike Koyanagi during a Two-Day Chemotherapy appointment. New chemotherapy model improves patient satisfaction A new Two-Day Chemotherapy Model at Trillium Health Partners (THP) is providing patients with a more personalized ...
Looking for the answers to ovarian cancer
Miriam Porter went public with her story to raise awareness of ovarian cancer. Miriam Porter of Toronto has always considered herself a private person. But the night before she had preventive surgery to remove her fallopian tubes and ovaries, she ...
Recognizing individuals who embody person-centred care
Randall Russell accepts his Human Touch Award from the Ontario Renal Network. For decades health care professionals have known about the power of human touch in people’s lives. Physically, touch can relieve pain and stress, it can reduce blood pressure ...
Screen for Life Coach brings cancer screening closer
Cancer Screening Coach Team and community partners work together in priority areas in Hamilton to facilitate access to cancer screening. The Juravinski Cancer Centre in Hamilton, Ontario has been exploring new terrain in the concept of ‘mobile’ health with the ...
Cutting-edge technology to create world class care and
diagnostics at Humber River
At the new Breast Health Centre, Humber River will have two fully digital mammography units with a Sensory Suite environment where patients have the option of choosing from different scenes using an iPad – seaside, garden or waterfall with ...
Fully digital management system improves journey for
Humber River Hospital and MEDITECH Oncology Management project team members Humber River Hospital’s (HRH) Outpatient Oncology Treatment Clinic is the first MEDITECH 6.x client globally to launch, test and adapt their new Oncology Management software. This integrated electronic solution enhances ...
New programs to support men and young adults living
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 ...
New genetic test predicts risk of prostate
(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 ...
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 ...
Of courage and hope: Supporting young women with
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 ...
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Innovation and Technology
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Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
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Innovation and Technology
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