List/Grid Tag Archives: 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 »

NOSM receives state-of-the-art x-ray irradiator.

NOSM receives state-of-the-art x-ray irradiator.

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) recently received a state-of-the-art x-ray irradiator. The x-ray irradiator machine, generously donated by Bruce Power, has been installed in NOSM’s medical school building… Read more »

Cancer screening targets Indigenous communities

Cancer screening targets Indigenous communities

Cathy Paroschy Harris with the Screen for Life Coach. The coach plays a key role in providing more access to cancer screening to everyone across northwestern Ontario including Indigenous communities…. Read more »

Health Sciences North launches lung cancer screening pilot

Health Sciences North launches lung cancer screening pilot

Health Sciences North (HSN) has announced the launch of a Lung Cancer Screening Pilot for People at High Risk in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario. “This is the first pilot… Read more »

Medical School receives funding from Bruce Power for radiation research

Medical School receives funding from Bruce Power for radiation research

Bruce Power has announced $5 million in funding for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) to conduct health research in relation to radiation and the environment. The $1 million in annual funding for five years will… Read more »

Province funds operating costs for PET scanner

Province funds operating costs for PET scanner

Fundraising effort to cover $5 million capital cost underway With Ontario Minister of Health Dr. Eric Hoskins’ announcement in December 2015 to provide $1.6 million per year to cover the… Read more »

SAH radiation therapy wins honourable mention

SAH radiation therapy wins honourable mention

Sault Area Hospital’s (SAH) Radiation Therapy Department has received honourable mention from the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario for the development of real-time image guidance for stereotactic ablative radiotherapy (SABR)… 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 »

First Nation women get free flights for breast screening

First Nation women get free flights for breast screening

Mammograms save lives, but for some women living in First Nations communities, the financial costs associated with getting to breast screening are prohibitive. To help address this problem, the Canadian… Read more »

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