Oncology

Innovative breast cancer surgery
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

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

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