If a parent has cancer, are children better protected if they’re shielded from the truth? No, say the books in a three-volume series that Hope & Cope has published to explain how to broach the subject with a combination of frankness and compassion.
Several types of fatal pediatric brain tumours originate during early brain development, Dr. Claudia Kleinman, of the Lady Davis Institute, and her collaborators have discovered. The genetic event that triggers the disease probably occurs in prenatal cellular development.
Individuals with cancer need to be perceived primarily as people, and not as cases or a collection of symptoms. That’s the focus of a research paper whose JGH co-authors have been honoured with a Best Publication award by the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology.
Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre and Deputy Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received the 2019 Award for Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance.
In 1981, Hope & Cope was launched under the auspices of the JGH Auxiliary to use specially trained volunteers (many of whom were cancer survivors) to support and counsel cancer patients and their families.
Approximately 3,011 people streamed through the streets of Montreal in August 2005 in the first Weekend to End Breast Cancer, giving a major boost to the treatment and prevention of breast cancer at the Segal Cancer Centre.
Dr. Michael Pollak, Director of the Stroll Cancer Prevention Centre at the JGH, has been chosen to serve as one of two leaders of a new Canada-wide team, aimed at translating fundamental research about breast cancer into effective treatment options for patients.
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.
In May 2010, Michael Douglas offered public thanks to Dr. Saul Frenkiel, former Chief of the JGH Division of Otolaryngology, for correctly diagnosing the actor’s throat cancer after other physicians had missed it.
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.