Oncology

 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

Cancer research at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario
Cancer research at the Children’s Hospital of
Eastern Ontario

CHEO’s team of oncology doctors and scientists. Back left to right: Dr. Karen Mandel, Dr. David Stojdl, Dr. Robert Klaassen, Dr. Martin Holcik, Dr. Robert Korneluk, Dr. Donna Johnston, Dr. Ewurabena Simpson. Front: Dr. Raveena Ramphal, Dr. Mylene Bassal, ...


A guide to better health at your fingertips
A guide to better health at your fingertips

Smart phone apps help screen for cervical cancer. For many of us, having a smartphone or tablet allows us to check our email, update our social status or even tweet a friend, anytime or anywhere. But now, having a smartphone or ...

Posted: June 25, 2013|Oncology|0 comments

Cancer patients benefit from WE-Can program
Cancer patients benefit from WE-Can program

The WE-Can program is a 10-week Wellness and Exercise program for individuals living with Cancer and has four components: 1)      Individualized assessment (Complete medical history and physical fitness assessment) 2)      Wellness & Exercise Program (Cardio and strength training, warm up, cool down ...

Posted: June 24, 2013|Oncology|0 comments

Cold Canadian Winters Freezing Out Breast Cancer Treatment
Cold Canadian Winters Freezing Out Breast
Cancer Treatment

For women diagnosed with a form of breast cancer known as estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer, tamoxifen is an essential drug used in the treatment and prevention of recurring breast cancer.  Currently, tamoxifen is used in a one-size-fits-all approach ...

Posted: June 21, 2013|Oncology|0 comments

Exploiting autophagy for therapeutic gain in prostate cancer
Exploiting autophagy for therapeutic gain in
prostate cancer

I am pleased to have the opportunity to share some insight into my current research proposal that is supported though one of Prostate Cancer Canada’s Rising Star in Prostate Cancer Research awards, funded by Movember. In its inaugural year, the ...

Posted: June 20, 2013|Oncology, Research|0 comments

Music Therapy Comforts Cancer Patients
Music Therapy Comforts Cancer Patients

Tomoko Okumura wields the power of music and uses it for the good of others. At the Juravinski Cancer Centre (JCC), Tomoko has hit a high note with her music therapy program. She provides an alternative form of care by sharing ...

Posted: June 18, 2013|Oncology|0 comments

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