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Researchers report a successful classification of triple breast cancer patients, which for the first time discriminates those who can be cured from those who might suffer a relapse. It also identifies new pharmacological targets, and indicates that in patients with these targets, combined treatments with existing drugs could be effective.
First indicators of prognosis for the most aggressive breast cancer
Researchers have identified 6 protein kinases whose functional status predicts the evolution of triple negative breast cancer
- Date: August 29, 2018
- Source: Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO)
- Summary: Researchers report a successful classification of triple breast cancer patients, which for the first time discriminates those who can be cured from those who might suffer a…
August 21, 2018
By Katy Boose
Cambridge girl Katie Herron, who lost a long battle with cancer, will be among the children's stories honoured when the Cambridge city sign lights up gold on Aug. 31 for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Mother of Cambridge girl Katie Herron aims to bring families together with lighting of city sign
News Aug 08, 2018 by Lisa Rutledge Cambridge Times
Katie Herron, who died of cancer after a seven-year fight, cuddles with mother Anne Hodgkinson. - Anne Hodgkinson/Photo,Anne Hodgkinson/Photo Cambridge girl Katie Herron, who lost a…
What are the common types of sexual dysfunctions that men may experience after prostate cancer treatment? How long will they last? What treatments are available? Tune in for answers to these questions from Dr. Dean Elterman.
OVERVIEW: In this webinar, Dr. Carla Prado discusses the findings of a recently conducted review on diet and lifestyle factors that were found to influence the risk of prostate cancer. A list of the strongest risk and protective factors against prostate cancer are reviewed along with strategies for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, current guidelines for healthy living, including Canada’s Food Guide, are broken down so they can be implemented into your daily life. https://bit.ly/2IvO…
Living Well with Cancer
Spring has Sprung so have our Doors!
We are excited to be participating in the Doors Open Hamilton event this weekend, May 5-6 (Sat/Sun). The DoorsOpen event is a wonderful opportunity to showcase Hamilton’s interesting and diverse architectural design, especially in buildings that would not normally be open to the public for viewing.
We will be opening our community site to the public from 1- 4 pm on Saturday and 10 - 4 pm on Sunday for a self-guided tour (volunteers will be onsite to…
Find out in the latest Expert Angle On-Demand webinar presented by Dr. Wanrudee Isaranuwatchai as she discusses how decision-makers find the most impactful and cost-effective ways to improve healthcare practices leading to better treatments and health services.
OVERVIEW: The ability to apply economic thinking when making a choice or a decision can be important partly because of limited resources which we are faced with in healthcare. This webinar will introduce participants to economic evaluation and its potential to help us understand the value of health intervention. Economic evaluation is a technique which enables users to compare two or more health interventions or to quantify a potential impact of a health initiative through an economic lens.…
April 25, 2018
Implications of a BRCA+ test result:
Options for family members and women with ovarian cancer
Do you have ovarian cancer? Are you BRCA positive? What does this mean for treatment options? Do you have family members who are considering genetic testing or who are BRCA+? This presentation will include information on treatment and health management for women with BRCA+ disease, as well as risk, testing, surveillance recommendations and other options for family members.
Thursday, May 3, 2018 – 12 noon (EDT)
Dr. Lesa Dawson, Gynecologic Oncologist
Memorial University of Newfoundland
The webinar is offered in partnership with the Society of Gynecology Oncology of Canada. Find recordings of previous webinars at: ovariancanada.org/events-support/go-online-for-support/webinar-series.
April 19, 2018
If you are living with ovarian cancer and have a BRCA gene mutation, tune in for 'Understanding a BRCA+ test result.'
Presented by Dr. Lesa Dawson, Gynecologic Oncologist at Craig L. Dobbin Genetics Research Centre, this session brings you information on treatments, hereditary risks, and recommendations for family members. The live webinar is on Thursday, May 3 at noon ET.
This webinar will focus on describing what the prostate is and what it does. Risk factors for the development of prostate cancer will be described as well as what symptoms and signs might be present that would give a clue to abnormalities of prostate health, including cancer. If cancer is suspected, a brief description of what diagnostic tests might be needed will be reviewed as well as next steps after a diagnosis of prostate cancer is established. https://bit.ly/2vgPaPa
We are going back to the basics with Dr. Scott North who will discuss the key things to know about the prostate, prostate cancer, risk factors, signs and symptoms and more. If you or someone you know who might be newly diagnosed, this is a must-see!
From Blaikie Psychotherapy - Laurie Blaikie, MA Blog post
Formal mindfulness practice involves discipline, and the value is in showing up. As with any new activities, I recommend you give it a try for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference in how you feel and interact with others. Discover if it lowers your stress levels.
A Mindfulness Exercise
Curious? Want to try? Here’s a mindfulness exercise that can give you a quick taste of the experience. It all starts with chocolate! To begin, have a small piece of chocolate (or your favourite treat) in front of you.
- Stand (or sit) still and feel yourself breathing. Listen to the sounds around you.
- Slowly pick up the piece of chocolate. Feel your hand as it makes contact with the candy.
- Look at the chocolate. Notice the colour, texture, size, shape. Feel the…
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