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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Dr. Robin Billick, Chief of Dermatology, in one of his Division’s examination rooms at the JGH. (Click on photo to enlarge it.)
June 2022Milestones

JGH Chief of Dermatology honoured by Israel Cancer Research Fund

Dr. Robin Billick, JGH Chief of Dermatology, is being honoured by the Israel Cancer Research Fund for decades of service in diagnosing cancer and saving lives.

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In the MPN Clinic at the JGH, Karen Gal (left) consults with her hematologist, Dr. Shireen Sirhan. (Click on photo to enlarge it.)
Feature articlesJanuary 2022

Treatment and reassurance at JGH clinic for patients with rare blood cancers

A pace-setting JGH clinic is providing care and support to patients with rare blood cancers, while raising awareness and promoting research.

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At the main entrance of the Hope & Cope Wellness Centre, Program Manager Carly Berlin (left) discusses the Centre’s activities with Volunteer Anne Collette. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
December 2021Hope & Cope

Hope & Cope’s volunteers rebound from stressful impact of COVID 19

Many Hope & Cope volunteers were troubled by not being allowed to see cancer patients in person during the pandemic, but now those ties are being re-established.

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Dr. Stephen Robbins, Director of the Lady Davis Institute
November 2021Research at the Lady Davis Institute

New Director of Lady Davis Institute aiming to boost LDI’s global prominence and impact

As the new Director of the Lady Davis Institute, Dr. Stephen Robbins hopes to see the LDI gain even more global prominence.

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Dr. Khalil Sultanem, Acting Chief of Radiation Oncology, with one of his Division’s linear accelerators. (Click on this or any photo to enlarge it.)
August 2021News

Major construction to install new cancer-fighting linear accelerator in Radiation Oncology

Construction is under way to install a fourth linear accelerator in Radiation Oncology, making cancer treatment faster and more accurate.

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Dr. Magali Lecavalier-Barsoum consults with Technologist Dennis Ip about the linear accelerator that provides radiation therapy to cancer patients in the Division of Radiation Oncology. (Click on photo to enlarge.)
January 2021Telehealth

Telehealth plays key role in Radiation Oncology, even though treatment is provided in person

Although radiation therapy for cancer must be administered in person, the Division of Radiation Oncology is making extensive use of telehealth to provide support to patients and keep staff in the loop.

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Delina Maghakian, a Nurse Clinician in the JGH Heart Failure Clinic, adjusts a wristwatch-style monitor, a type of telehealth device that helps her track her patient’s vital signs remotely. (Click on any photo in this article to enlarge it.)
October 2020Telehealth

Telehealth becomes vital nursing tool in monitoring patients’ health at home

JGH nurses in many fields are playing a key role in using telehealth to maintain contact with patients and provide the support they need at home.

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Maxime Rémillard
Feature articlesOctober 2020

Major donation for research consortium to improve outcomes of lung cancer patients

A major donation has led to creation of a JGH-based consortium to improve the outcomes of lung cancer patients through customized treatments.

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In a brief ceremony at the JGH, Annick Leboeuf (rear, third from left), a Council Member of the Montreal-Laval Branch of the Order of Nurses of Quebec, presented the Close to the Heart Award for Innovation in Nursing to the Outpatient Nursing Oncology team. Holding the award is Mandy Collins (rear, centre), a Nurse Clinician in Outpatient Oncology. Among those joining them were Lucie Tremblay (front, second from left), Director of Nursing; Serge Cloutier (rear, left), Associate Director of Nursing; Erin Cook (front, right), Co-Director of Operations at the Segal Cancer Centre; Kimberly Gartshore (front, second from right), Head Nurse of Outpatient Oncology; and Elisabeth Laughrea (front, left), Chair of the Youth Committee of the Montreal-Laval Branch of the Order of Nurses of Quebec. (Click on the photo to enlarge it.)
NewsSeptember 2020

JGH nursing initiative wins award for helping cancer patients manage their symptoms

A JGH nursing initiative to help cancer outpatients manage their symptoms more effectively has won an award from the Order of Nurses of Quebec.

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