Learning that you have cancer and then waiting to hear about a treatment plan is a period of time fraught with anxiety and questions for many patients. However, a new multidisciplinary clinic for patients with lung cancer is working to eliminate that waiting period. As part of the lung diagnostic assessment...Read more
The pricing of cancer drugs appears to have no relationship to their effectiveness, a new study from KGH Research Institute clinician scientist Christopher Booth shows.
The review reveals that the most expensive drugs were not the most beneficial.
“Most members of the public (and many patients) may not understand that...Read more
Cancer treatment can help improve the quality and longevity of your life, but sometimes the treatment can have negative effects in other areas. One area that is often overlooked is the impact it can have on a patient’s sexual health. Now though, a new clinic run out of the ...Read more
A physician with the Kingston Health Sciences Centre – Kingston General Hospital site recently received high praise for her work in going above and beyond in delivery of care for one of her patients.
Kingston General Hospital, (KGH) the first hospital in Canada to complete a blue light cystoscopy outside of a clinical trial, will soon begin offering the procedure on regular basis to improve the quality of life for patients living with bladder cancer in Southeastern Ontario.
The procedure combines a...Read more
Thanks to valuable feedback from our patients, the blood collection room in our Burr Wing has now been relocated to a new and bigger space. Patients receiving treatment for cancer or a kidney disease are now directed to this new room when they need to provide a blood sample for lab testing....Read more
KGH has many pieces of art on display, and each plays an important role in our hospital setting. Not only do they brighten up our many public spaces, they also can give people a lift when they need it most.
Two new paintings are now doing just that in our...Read more
A breast cancer diagnosis can be a life-changing experience and now Kingston General Hospital (KGH) and Hotel Dieu Hospital (HDH) are providing a new level of support to patients through a more comprehensive breast reconstruction program that connects patients with a breast reconstruction surgeon sooner than ever before....Read more
What is in a name? For many cancer patients hearing your name called out takes on a new meaning when sitting in a busy waiting room. When the nurse calls you in for your appointment you quickly lose your anonymity in front the other patients, caregivers, and volunteers.
This week...Read more
KGHRI molecular geneticist and Queen’s University cancer researcher Harriet Feilotter (Pathology and Molecular Medicine) is co-leading a multi-institutional study with Dr. John Bartlett of the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) on the efficacy of a genetic sequencing assay that tests more than 100 genetic mutations in cancer cells. (An...Read more
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