List/Grid Tag Archives: chemotherapy

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 »

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 »

Review sets out roles of hub and feeder hospitals

Review sets out roles of hub and feeder hospitals

North East tracks best practices for QBPs, commits to electronic patient order sets, charting and referral forms The introduction of a new funding model for hospitals in Ontario has prompted… 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 »

Northwest launches $5.9 million Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign

Northwest launches $5.9 million Exceptional Cancer Care Campaign

Northwestern Ontario’s Regional Cancer Care program has launched a $5.9 million Exceptional Cancer Care fundraising campaign. Funds will support key equipment purchases, including a new CT simulator for radiation therapy… 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 »

Algoma radiation program experiences stronger than expected patient volumes

Algoma radiation program experiences stronger than expected patient volumes

Service offers relief to palliative patients who wouldn’t have travelled for radiation services in the past The two-year-old district radiation program at Sault Area Hospital is providing convenient, close-to-home radiation… Read more »

Website connects young adults with cancer

Website connects young adults with cancer

Lakehead University clinical psychology PhD candidate Liane Kandler and Scott Sellick, director of Supportive Care at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, were instrumental in launching a website to help… Read more »

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