Dr. William Foulkes
December 2023Milestones

Dr. William Foulkes appointed JGH Director of Medical Genetics

Dr. William Foulkes, an award-winning clinician-researcher at the Lady Davis Institute, has been appointed JGH Director of Medical Genetics.

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Cover of the newly published biography, Repairing the World: Sheila Kussner and the Power of Empathy.
June 2023Spotlight feature

From tragedy to triumph: New biography celebrates Sheila Kussner and Hope & Cope

New book examines how Sheila Kussner and Hope & Cope forged a breakthrough in supporting cancer patients.

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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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Dr. Khalil Sultanem, Chief of the Division of Radiation Oncology, with the new linear accelerator during the final stage of its installation. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
February 2023News

New linear accelerator goes into service in Radiation Oncology

Anti-cancer treatment is now under way with a highly sophisticated and versatile linear accelerator that’s newly installed at the JGH.

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Dr. Denny Laporta in the Intensive Care Unit at the JGH.
January 2023Milestones

New award in respiratory therapy named in honour of Dr. Denny Laporta

As Dr. Denny Laporta eases into semi-retirement in Intensive Care, an award has been established in his honour.

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Dr. Claudia Kleinman
January 2023Research at the Lady Davis Institute

Researchers inch closer to better understanding of brain tumours in children

Certain brain cells may be inherently vulnerable to mutations that cause fatal brain tumours in children, says a study co-led by an LDI researcher.

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Dr. Emily Kay-Rivest
MilestonesSeptember 2022

Dr. Emily Kay-Rivest joins Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Dr. Emily Kay-Rivest has joined the JGH Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery as a specialist in ear and skull base surgery.

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Dr. Nathalie Johnson
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2022

Probing the benefits of exercise for patients and survivors of lymphoma

Although exercise is recognized as being good for cancer patients, hematologist Dr. Nathalie Johnson is taking a closer look at how it helps those with lymphoma.

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Dr. Solon Schur
MilestonesSeptember 2022

Dr. Solon Schur joins JGH as skull base neurosurgical oncologist

Dr. Solon Schur has joined the JGH Division of Neurosurgery as a member of staff and as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery.

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During a tour of a newly inaugurated JGH lab where clinical trials will be held for a promising cancer treatment, Pierre Fitzgibbon (second from right), Minister of Economy and Innovation, is briefed about the technology by Michel Gareau (right), Founder and President of Starpax Medical, and by Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal Cancer Centre. (Click this or any photo to enlarge it.)
June 2022News

New JGH lab launched to test potentially revolutionary cancer treatment

A potential breakthrough in cancer treatment, using magnetism to guide medication-carrying bacteria into tumours, will be tested in a new JGH lab.

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