Patients in Southeastern Ontario on a specific type of chemotherapy are now benefiting from a novel approach to treatment and are receiving their care closer to home.
Known as Vidaza, this injectable treatment is used for certain types of bone marrow cancers and blood cell disorders. Typically, patients on Vidaza receive it seven...Read more
Every few years a new piece of technology is released that can dramatically change the way medical teams provide care to their patients. Now, Canadian surgeons and researchers have partnered with a team in the U.K. to develop a tool that will transform the way cancer is surgically removed in...Read more
Elizabeth Eisenhauer, a pioneering clinician-scientist and an influential voice for cancer research in Canada, is being honoured with the Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research award from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA).
Dr. Eisenhauer is being recognized for her work as a clinician-scientist and her national leadership roles—President of the...Read more
If you were to run into Josh and Andrew on an ordinary day, you would find them playing basketball, playing with Andrew’s dogs or having races together to determine the fastest runner (Andrew, more often than not).
For the past while, though, life for Andrew has not been ordinary and...Read more
On the evening of Tuesday, October 17 more than 170 people gathered at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts for BRA (Breast Reconstruction Awareness) Day, a special event geared to educating and informing women about their options around breast cancer treatment.
“We wanted to close the loop on...Read more
October marks Cervical Cancer Awareness week and to help bring attention to the importance of cervical cancer screening, the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario along with partners will be offering free pap smear clinics for women between the ages of 21 - 70, without the requirement of a health card...Read more
For women who face a breast cancer diagnosis, connecting with others who have gone through a similar experience and learning about treatment options are important steps to managing their diagnosis.
To help women with this process, the Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario, along with the Canadian Cancer Society, has created...Read more
This year's annual Rose of Hope Golf Tournament was a record setter. In its nineteenth year, organizers announced that the event raised $135,000 to support cancer care and equipment in Kingston's hospitals.
Recently, funds raised from the Rose of Hope tournament have been used to support local women who require breast reconstruction...Read more
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
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