The magazine of the Jewish General Hospital

Spotlight feature

Dr. Maurice Anidjar, Chief of the Department of Urology, destroys prostate cancer cells by performing a minimally invasive procedure known as irreversible electroporation (IRE). Irreparable holes are created in the cells by an electrical field that is created by encircling the tumour with electrodes. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
May 2024Spotlight feature

Improved surgical procedures offer new hope in treating prostate cancer

Minimally invasive procedures—one new, one upgraded—are viable alternatives to radical surgery and radiation therapy.

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News

Jasmine Alami, Head Nurse of the Oncology Clinic in the Segal Cancer Centre, speaks with Lionel Avila before his chemotherapy session.
April 2024News

New software overcomes complexities to transform scheduling in Oncology Clinic

A new scheduling application in the Segal Cancer Centre enables staff to more easily plan chemotherapy and immunotherapy sessions.

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Feature articles

In the Clinical Access Service at the JGH, patient Heidy Jampen (left) discusses her treatment for atrial fibrillation with the Service’s Head Nurse, Jessica Pinto (right), and with Clinical Nurse Specialist Sorphea Hul.
April 2024Feature articles

New alternative to emergency treatment for patients with irregular heartbeat

With a referral, patients with atrial fibrillation can now bypass the JGH Emergency Department and receive care in the Clinical Access Service.

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Auxiliary

Liz Wiener, Co-President of the JGH Auxiliary, in the Milly Lande Boutique, which The Auxiliary operates in the hospital’s main lobby.
AuxiliaryFebruary 2023

Liz Wiener plays key role in guiding Auxiliary into digital age

With guidance from Co-President Liz Wiener, The JGH Auxiliary is reinvigorating itself by making greater use of digital tools and social media.

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Hope & Cope

Just before a chemotherapy session at the Segal Cancer Centre, Alejandro Rincon meets with Hope & Cope volunteers Zoe Romano (left) and Anastasiya Gudymenko to discuss using virtual reality goggles (in the volunteers’ hands) to help pass the time.
April 2023Hope & Cope

Virtual reality goggles a welcome distraction for chemotherapy patients

Virtual reality goggles, available from Hope & Cope volunteers, are now helping patients pass the time during lengthy chemotherapy sessions.

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Health tips

Illustration from the home page of the new website of the Centre of Excellence in Thrombosis and Anticoagulation Care.
February 2021Health tips

Need info on deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms? A new JGH website can help

Looking for information about blood clots, deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolisms? A new JGH website has the information you need.

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