Reading aloud from notes on her laptop, Laurie Greenspoon (second from left) describes her experiences as a cancer survivor. Paying close attention are other survivors and speakers in the Hope & Cope program, (from left) Leonard Miller, Daniel Opoku and Maude Schiltz.
Hope & CopeSeptember 2015

Survivors look back at cancer
and forward to life

What could easily have descended into introspective regret became, instead, a reclamation of optimism during Hope & Cope’s annual gathering to celebrate the survivors of cancer.

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JGH Quality Program
QualitySeptember 2015

Overwhelming satisfaction for Geriatric Oncology Clinic

In a survey of cancer patients over the age of 65, the JGH’s Geriatric Oncology Clinic has achieved glowing reviews, with a satisfaction rate of 90 per cent or better in response to more than two-thirds of the survey’s 27 questions.

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Dr. William Foulkes
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2015

Warning against “genetic over-diagnosis” in breast cancer screening

It is unjustified and potentially harmful to screen women for genes whose connection to breast cancer has yet to be proven, says an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists.

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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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Heading through the countryside in the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer.
NewsSeptember 2015

Cyclists in pace-setting event raise more than $4.9 million

In its seventh lucky year as one of Quebec’s leading fundraising events, the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer brought together 1,347 cyclists and several hundred crew members from across the province to raise more than $4.9 million.

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Dr. Christoph Borchers
Research at the Lady Davis InstituteSeptember 2015

Pioneering effort to apply novel biotechnology to cancer research

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.

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Dr. Roderick McInnes
MilestonesSeptember 2015

Research roundup

Dr. Roderick McInnes, Director of the Lady Davis Institute at the JGH, has received the 2015 Award for Excellence in Human Genetics Education from the American Society of Human Genetics.

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Dr. Mark Wainberg
MilestonesSpring 2015

Research roundup

Dr. Mark Wainberg, Director of the HIV/AIDS research section in the Lady Davis Institute, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute.

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Sheila Kussner (second from left) accepts her plaque of honour from (from left) Suzanne O’Brien, Executive Director of Hope & Cope; Howard Dermer, Chair of the JGH Foundation; Dr. Gerald Batist, JGH Chief of Oncology and Director of the Segal Cancer Centre; Myer Bick, President and CEO of the JGH Foundation, and JGH Past President Allen F. Rubin.
Hope & CopeSpring 2015

Sheila Kussner honoured for helping
countless cancer patients

More than 30 years after cancer patients and survivors began benefiting from the desperately needed comfort, advice and support of Hope & Cope, Sheila Kussner, O.C., O.Q., was formally honoured for founding the internationally renowned organization.

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With her cancer in remission, Mei-Lin Yee gets a follow-up examination from her oncologist, Dr. Lawrence Panasci.
Fall 2014Feature articles

From Orthopedics to Oncology, the human touch makes all the difference

Left hip versus right hip: That’s all it takes for Stephen Leopold to recall, with conflicting feelings of pain and delight, what can transform a patient experience from excruciating (at an American hospital) to exceptional (at the Jewish General Hospital).

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