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Breast cancer surveillance program
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

‘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 ...


How healthy is our health care system?
How healthy is our health care system?

The average cost of a hospital stay across the country. Higher cost means a hospital or region spends relatively more per patient stay for a similar patient. Access to doctors and treatment. Safe, quality care. Value for money. Better outcomes. These ...


Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a tremendous success
Volunteers make World Parkinson Congress a
tremendous success

Barry Grennan of Move4Parkinsons with CherryVogt Ward, a volunteer at the conference who is living with Parkinson’s Disease. While many volunteer programs centre around local areas and require long term commitment, this October the World Parkinson Congress was a great ...

Posted: November 23, 2013|Featured, Neurology, Research|0 comments

Volunteer offers personal experience and scientific knowledge
Volunteer offers personal experience and
scientific knowledge

Jennifer Boyle not only understands the pain of living with arthritis—intimately—but she is also familiar with the pain experienced while applying for research grants. Jennifer Boyle volunteers hundreds of hours to the arthritis community and lives with psoriatic arthritis. That’s because ...

Posted: November 8, 2013|Featured, Research|2 comments

Research network to investigate the mental health of fathers
Research network to investigate the mental health
of fathers

Dr. Andrew Howlett at the Just for Kids clinic at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Toronto. As a child psychiatrist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Dr. Andrew Howlett has seen first-hand the powerful role fathers play in a child’s development – ...

Posted: October 31, 2013|Featured, Mental Health, Research|1 comment

New report calls for expanding evidence-based treatment for opioid dependence
New report calls for expanding evidence-based treatment
for opioid dependence

Dr. Bohdan Nosyk, lead author of the report, health economist at the BC-CfE and associate professor of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University. Access to heroin and opioid medical treatment should be expanded to reduce the harms associated with addiction, ...


Holland Bloorview’s groundbreaking research in youth concussion
Holland Bloorview’s groundbreaking research in
youth concussion

Dr. Michelle Keightley going through physical tests with Sean Killin, who suffered his first concussion at 12 years old. Sixteen-year-old Sean Killin remembers his first concussion, sort of. He was chasing a hockey puck when two opposing players body checked ...


Neurologist pilots program that treats patients at home
Neurologist pilots program that treats patients at home

At home treatments for IVIG would be easier for patient Deborah Farquhar, who travels an hour each way from Richmond Hill to Toronto General Hospital for her monthly appointment. Deborah Farquhar doesn’t always look forward to her monthly visits to ...

Posted: October 8, 2013|Current Print Issue, Neurology, Research|0 comments

High performance computing advances neuroscience research
High performance computing advances neuroscience research

Each filled circle represents a brain region. At the moment in time represented by this particular graph, if two brain regions have similar activity, a line is drawn between them. In this plot we can see two clusters of ...


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