The effort to find new biomarkers for cancer has received a major boost with the recent arrival at Lady Davis Institute of Dr. Christoph Borchers and the development of the first pan-Canadian proteomics program.
Elevated levels of a particular protein, known as Capase-6, in a specific area of the brain can serve as an early indicator for the onset of the type of cognitive impairment that is characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease.
The most extensive overhaul of Quebec’s healthcare system in recent memory has left some frayed nerves in its wake. That’s why JGH leaders are suggesting that those with a connection to the hospital take a calm, clear-eyed look at the new legislation.
Despite the changes to Quebec’s public healthcare system, the unique JGH identity and characteristics that have earned the loyalty and support of generations of donors are firmly in place, says Myer Bick, President and CEO of the JGH Foundation.