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.
As the new Director of the Lady Davis Institute, Dr. Stephen Robbins hopes to see the LDI gain even more global prominence.
Construction is under way to install a fourth linear accelerator in Radiation Oncology, making cancer treatment faster and more accurate.
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.
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.
A major donation has led to creation of a JGH-based consortium to improve the outcomes of lung cancer patients through customized treatments.
A JGH nursing initiative to help cancer outpatients manage their symptoms more effectively has won an award from the Order of Nurses of Quebec.
Dr. Stephen Robbins has been appointed Director of the Lady Davis Institute, effective January 2021.
The Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH has responded to COVID-19 with compassion and innovation by enabling patients can consult with oncologists by video as an alternative to face-to-face meetings.
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.