Oncology

Conversations are critical when it comes to breast cancer screening

By Brenda Wilson, Wendy Levinson and Jennifer Young October is breast cancer awareness month and information about screening can be confusing. Who should have a...

Supporting Indigenous cancer patients

Without truth, there can be no reconciliation. That’s one of the messages Dionne Nolan is hoping to spread this National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. Nolan...

COVID-19 and its unintended consequences on cancer care

By Jaimie Roebuck There is no pause button for cancer. We have no ability to postpone, hold or reschedule it for a later date. But...

Number of cancer cases in Canada will increase in 2020 as population ages

As Canada’s population grows and ages, the cancer burden will remain high and even increase in 2020, according to a study on projected cancer rates...

Managing ovarian cancer risk in women with BRCA1/2 genetic variants

A new review to help physicians manage the risk of ovarian cancer in women who carry the BRCA1/2 gene mutations is published in CMAJ...

Research aims to identify resistance to breast cancer treatment

A simple test could improve the treatment odds of patients diagnosed with breast cancer, thanks to new research at The University of Winnipeg. The drug...

Researchers discover genetic screening tool to predict healthy people at risk for leukemia

An international team of leukemia scientists has discovered how to predict healthy individuals at risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia (AML), an aggressive and...

Optimizing drug therapy for patients with cancer

Did you know that 1 in 2 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer at some point in their lives and that 1 in 4 Canadians...

The right care in the right place at the right time

By Elise Copps Hamilton Health Sciences is making sure cancer patients get what they need, when they need it—care that addresses their unique wishes as...

Living with cancer, and left on their own

By Esther Green Living with cancer is about dealing with the unknown. It‘s about trying to grasp the news of a diagnosis and starting to...

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