Dr. Michael Pollak
August 2019Milestones

Dr. Michael Pollak named to Royal Society of Canada

Dr. Michael Pollak, Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, has been named to the Royal Society of Canada. The appointment recognizes the wide range of his work as a clinician, researcher and teacher.

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Mayor Gérald Tremblay (second from left) releases a butterfly, to the delight of (from left) JGH Executive Director Henri Elbaz, Sheila Kussner and Joey Adler.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre soars on butterfly wings

Butterflies, Hope & Cope’s uplifting symbol, took to the air by the dozens on July 3, 2007, at the climax of inaugural ceremonies for the JGH Hope & Cope Wellness Centre.

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85th Anniversary - ArchivesMarch 2019

From the archives: Tobacco sales banned on JGH premises

In early 1969, Dr. Richard Margolese wrote an impassioned letter that played a pivotal role in a decision by the hospital’s Board of Directors to ban the sale of cigarettes on its premises.

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At a 2006 press conference to inaugurate the Segal Cancer Centre, among those who signed a declaration to support the battle against cancer were (from left) Philippe Couillard, Minister of Health and Social Services; Leanor Segal; philanthropist Alvin Segal; Gérald Tremblay, Mayor of Montreal; and Henri Elbaz, JGH Executive Director.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesFebruary 2019

From the archives: Segal Cancer Centre is launched to deliver comprehensive cancer care

In 2006, Health and Social Services Minister Philippe Couillard visited the newly completed Segal Cancer Centre to express his admiration for the JGH’s leadership in providing patients with a fully integrated system of cancer treatment and care.

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Dr. Melissa Henry
August 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Trying to find meaning in a life altered by advanced cancer

To enable advanced cancer patients to cope with difficulties at the end of life, JGH researchers hope to develop better psychological support through an intervention that helps individuals find meaning in their radically altered lives.

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Dr. Reza Forghani examines the CAT scan of a patient’s neck.
August 2018Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Applying artificial intelligence to cancer diagnosis

A pioneering research program is connecting artificial intelligence with the new field of radiomics to heighten the effectiveness of cancer treatment by gleaning as much information as possible from radiological imaging technology.

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Enthusiastic cyclists gather en masse for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
Feature articlesJuly 2018

Determined cyclists rally for Ride’s 10th edition

Ten years after its debut, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer reached its landmark anniversary on July 7 and 8, with 1,308 participants raising more than $4.8 million for the Segal Cancer Centre and its partners across Quebec.

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Michael Flinker (left) and Jean-Luc Trahan, prostate cancer survivors, with the type of console used in the robotic surgery that they believe saved their lives.
June 2018News

Robotics eliminating surgical risks for the elderly and obese

Robot-assisted surgery has become so effective that, figuratively speaking, it transforms elderly and obese patients into younger, slimmer individuals with lower surgical risks, a national conference at the JGH has been told.

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Danielle Leggett
Hope & CopeMay 2018

Danielle Leggett is Hope & Cope’s new Executive Director

Danielle Leggett, an expert in human resources management, has been appointed Executive Director of Hope & Cope and will succeed the retiring Suzanne O’Brien.

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Dr. Philip Gordon
April 2018Milestones

In memoriam: Dr. Philip Gordon

The Board of Directors and members of staff of the Jewish General Hospital are greatly saddened by the passing of Dr. Philip Gordon, founding Chief of the JGH Division of Colorectal Surgery and a leading international authority in his field.

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