Oncology

Scientists recognized for innovation in prostate cancer
Scientists recognized for innovation in prostate
cancer research

Three Sunnybrook Research Institute (SRI) scientists won Movember Discovery Grants from Prostate Cancer Canada. The awards are worth $200,000 over two years and support promising new directions in prostate cancer research. Prostate Cancer Canada approved 40 of the 154 applications ...

Posted: December 17, 2013|Oncology, Research|0 comments

Breast cancer surveillance program ensures comprehensive care for patients post-treatment
Breast cancer surveillance program ensures comprehensive
care for patients post-treatment

Medical oncologist Dr. Farrah Kassam (second left) and nurse practitioner Brenda Wilks meet with breast cancer survivors, Patricia Pernokis and Margaret Holdsworth, who are participating in Southlake's Breast Cancer Surveillance Program. Photo credit: Jim Craigmyle Receiving a breast cancer diagnosis ...

Posted: December 10, 2013|Oncology, Patient Care, Research|0 comments

Innovative breast cancer surgery one of the keys for survivorship
Innovative breast cancer surgery one of the keys
for survivorship

Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre’s (RVH) Dr. Renee Hanrahan, is trained as both a cancer surgeon and a plastic surgeon, and able to perform cancer surgeries and reconstruction during the same operation. She catches up with her patient, Marie ...


‘Tumour biobank’ brings breast cancer discoveries to the bedside more quickly
‘Tumour biobank’ brings breast cancer discoveries to
the bedside more quickly

The tumour biobank is being housed in the Lawson Health Research Institute lab of Dr. Muriel Brackstone, centre, a surgical oncologist with the Breast Care Program at St. Joseph's Hospital in London and a scientist with Lawson. She is ...


Shortening hospital stay for prostate cancer surgery
Shortening hospital stay for prostate cancer surgery

Prostate cancer survivor Jack Caris has his blood pressure taken by registered nurse Nancy Roberts during his 23 hour recovery stay from surgery at St. Joseph's Health Care London. Twenty years ago patients needing prostate cancer surgery faced a two-week ...


Volunteer’s small gestures forever remembered
Volunteer’s small gestures forever remembered

Sabrin Abbas, volunteer at Juravinski Hospital & Cancer Centre, says it’s the trust that patients place in her and the opportunity to put smiles on their faces that motivates her to volunteer On Christmas Day in 2012, Lorraine Ruffo received ...

Posted: November 27, 2013|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

Improving the experience for kids at cancer centre
Improving the experience for kids at cancer centre

Carter Robbins, a patient at London Health Sciences Centre rings the ceremonial gong along with his superhero Iron Man after his final radiation treatment. A superhero visited the London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) recently. ...

Posted: November 16, 2013|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care, Pediatrics|0 comments

Mount Sinai researchers uncover new gene linked to blood vessel growth
Mount Sinai researchers uncover new gene linked to blood
vessel growth

Mt. Sinai Researcher Dr. Sabine Cordes and her team are studying a connection between a gene named Gumby and blood vessel growth. Discovery presents possible therapeutic targets for inoperable cancers Recently published in the prestigious journal Nature, Dr. Sabine Cordes and ...


Recent study shows most men with prostate cancer die with the disease rather than from it
Recent study shows most men with prostate cancer die
with the disease rather than from it

Dr. Alexandre Zlotta was lead researcher in a study on prostate cancer that showed that a large proportion of tumours will not become life-threatening. A new international study led by researchers at Mount Sinai Hospital, published recently in the Journal ...

Posted: September 28, 2013|Oncology, Research|0 comments

‘Go Gold this September’ by donating blood
‘Go Gold this September’ by donating blood

Stephanie is flanked by sisters Nancy on the left and Pi on the right during a blood donation clinic held in honour of one of Stephanie’s friends. Stephanie Simmons is one of childhood cancer’s greatest adversaries. Among her many efforts ...

Posted: September 11, 2013|Featured, Oncology, Patient Care|0 comments

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