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. 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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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 Segal Cancer Centre, Nurse Clinician Erika Martinez speaks with a patient who has called the Symptom Management Hotline.
February 2018News

New hotline helps patients manage chemo symptoms

A new rapid-response hotline is in place for JGH cancer patients who are concerned about nausea, bleeding, fatigue, fever or other symptoms that may be related to their current chemotherapy.

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CIUSSS West-Central MontrealOctober 2016

Media roundup

When significant events or noteworthy achievements occur within the CIUSSS West-Central Montreal, they often receive wide coverage by news media. Here’s a sampling of some recent stories.

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Dr. Emmanuel Moss (far left) performs robot-assisted cardiac surgery while seated at a special console. As he views a magnified panorama of the area in and around the patient’s heart, Dr. Moss uses the console’s hand and foot controls to remotely manipulate the robotic arms (centre) and perform the operation. Meanwhile, members of the surgical team surround the patient to assist in the procedure and to ensure that it is proceeding as planned.
April 2016News

Robotic surgery gaining ground at the JGH

As the benefits of robot-assisted surgery gain wider recognition, robotic procedures are being undertaken more extensively at the JGH.

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April 2016Hope & Cope

Bone health assumes key importance in breast cancer recovery

One of Hope & Cope’s newest initiatives, the Breast & Bone Health Program, identifies women who have had breast cancer and are at risk for bone fragility.

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During his chemotherapy at the Segal Cancer Centre in pre-COVID times, Paul Grégoire chats with Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Centre, and Erin Cook, who is now Co-Director of Operations and Clinical Administrative Coordinator.
NewsSeptember 2015

New technology dramatically cuts waiting times for cancer patients

A new electronic scheduler that manages appointments has dramatically cut the time that patients wait before receiving their first chemotherapy session in the Segal Cancer Centre at the JGH.

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Publications
Health tipsSeptember 2015

Your trusted source of healthcare information

An abundance of informative and reliable material on a wide array of healthcare topics is right at your fingertips, thanks to the librarians of the JGH Patient & Family Resource Centre.

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