List/Grid Tag Archives: Breast cancer

Changes to Breast Screening Service ‘a bad idea’

Changes to Breast Screening Service ‘a bad idea’

Dr. Nadia Alam, a family physician from Georgetown, blames the provincial government, not necessarily HSN administrators, for planned changes to the Breast Screening and Assessment Service at the hospital. Alam… Read more »

Medical trial could change how breast cancer treated

Medical trial could change how breast cancer treated

From Northern Ontario Business The trial for a new tool to help determine if chemotherapy is shrinking a tumour has begun in Europe, and all the test samples are being… Read more »

Timiskaming Shores nurse, SSM volunteer receive Human Touch Awards

Timiskaming Shores nurse, SSM volunteer receive Human Touch Awards

Tony Conti a registered nurse in Timiskaming Shores and Paula Pigeon of Sault Ste. Marie, have been honoured by Cancer Care Ontario for providing exceptional service to their patients. Conti… Read more »

Rna Diagnostics secures funds to commercialize chemo effectiveness test

Rna Diagnostics secures funds to commercialize chemo effectiveness test

Rna Diagnostics, a biotech company founded by Dr. Amadeo Parissenti, a scientist at Health Sciences North and professor of biochemistry at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, has secured around… Read more »

Med students hear from panel on breast cancer

Med students hear from panel on breast cancer

Cancer survivors and Sudbury research scientist Dr. Amadeo Parissenti address NOSM students Northern Ontario School of Medicine students in Sudbury and Thunder Bay got a glimpse of what it’s like… Read more »

Cancer program performance highlighted in Quality Index Scorecard

Cancer program performance highlighted in Quality Index Scorecard

Cancer Care Ontario’s recently released 2013 Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI) highlights the achievements and opportunities for improvement at Regional Cancer Care Northwest and the Northeast Cancer Centre. The CSQI… Read more »

RDA test measures chemotherapy effectiveness

RDA test measures chemotherapy effectiveness

RNA disruption test was developed in Sudbury by Dr. Amadeo Parissenti and Dr. Baoqing Guo A test developed in Sudbury is proving successful in predicting which breast cancer patients will… Read more »

Breast cancer patients address NOSM students

Breast cancer patients address NOSM students

Medicine on such an intimate level Paula Peroni said she remembers thinking at times she was her own worst enemy as she looked at herself in the mirror in the… Read more »

Thunder Bay researcher develops new method for breast imaging

Thunder Bay researcher develops new method for breast imaging

Dr. Alla Reznik, an associate professor of Physics at Lakehead University and senior scientist with the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI), is developing a new cancer imaging technique to… Read more »

Thunder Bay scientist searches for genetic markers for cancer

Thunder Bay scientist searches for genetic markers for cancer

Is there a way to detect cancer using genetic biomarkers – and treat it – before it even becomes cancer? That was the question Gabriel D. Dakubo tackled as an… Read more »

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