85th Anniversary - ArchivesOctober 2019

From the archives: Hope & Cope brings essential support to cancer patients

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.

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Weekend
85th Anniversary - ArchivesAugust 2019

From the archives: A rousing launch for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer

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.

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Dr. Michael Pollak (second from left) attends the launch of the Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team with (from left) co-leader Dr. Nahum Sonenberg; Marc Miller, Parliamentary Secretary for Crown-Indigenous Relations; and Suzanne Fortier, Principal of McGill University.
August 2019Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Dr. Michael Pollak to co-lead Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team

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.

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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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Michael Douglas (centre) with Dr. Saul Frenkiel (right) and Dr. Sheldon Elman, Chairman of Medisys Health Group, at a McGill University fundraising gala co-chaired by Drs. Frenkiel and Elman.
85th Anniversary - ArchivesJuly 2019

From the archives: Michael Douglas praises JGH expertise in diagnosing his throat cancer

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.

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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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