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Prostate Cancer Clinical Trial Shows Treating with Precision Radiotherapy Reduces Course of Treatment by 50%

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An Ontario-led international clinical trial with 1,206 men with localized prostate cancer shows that compressing radiation treatments into four weeks from eight delivers similar outcomes.
16-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Glioblastoma Clinical Trial Shows Combined Therapy Extends Life for Patients 65 and Older

Treating older patients who have malignant brain cancer with the chemotherapy drug temozolomide plus a short course of radiation therapy extends survival by two months compared to treating with radiation alone, show clinical trial results published...
15-Mar-2017 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Ovarian Cancer Researchers Identify Biomarker Linked to Prognosis in Aggressive Disease Type

Ovarian cancer researchers have identified a protein biomarker expressed on the surface of tumour cells in high-grade serous ovarian cancer, the most common and lethal subtype of the disease.
7-Mar-2017 10:30 AM EST Add to Favorites

Researchers Report First Known Case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in Patient with No Known Head Trauma

Researchers at Toronto Western Hospital’s Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) have discovered the presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brain of a deceased patient with no known history of traumatic brain injury or concussion, the...
2-Mar-2017 12:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Immune Therapy Scientists Discover Distinct Cells That Block Cancer-Fighting Immune Cells

Princess Margaret Cancer Centre scientists have discovered a distinct cell population in tumours that inhibits the body’s immune response to fight cancer.
6-Feb-2017 9:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

First National Study on Optimal Treatment for Blood Loss After Heart Surgery Launches

The Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital today announced the launch of the FIBrinogen REplenishment in Surgery (FIBRES) study in acquired fibrinogen deficiency.
1-Feb-2017 3:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Living Without Lungs for Six Day Saves a Mom’s Life

In a bold and very challenging move, thoracic surgeons at Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network removed severely infected lungs from a dying mom, keeping her alive without lungs for six days, so that she could recover enough to receive...
25-Jan-2017 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

The Princess Margaret Successfully Achieves Historic Billion Dollar Challenge for Personalized Cancer Medicine

The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is thrilled to announce the successful achievement of our Billion Dollar Challenge, in partnership with the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at University Health Network.
11-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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How Did a Dying Mom Survive Without Lungs for Days, Until a Lung Transplant Saved Her Life?

24-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST

New Web-Based Fitness Program Provides Exercise Instruction for Heart Patients

Using a proactive approach to encourage optimal heart health through a blend of leading medical knowledge and best practices in fitness and exercise, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today unveiled a new website featuring medical information,...
10-Jun-2015 8:25 AM EDT

Media Advisory – Update on Eugene Melnyk’s Transplant

Members of University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) Team will be available to the media and will provide an update on Eugene Melnyk’s transplant, living liver transplantation and the process used for anonymous donation.
20-May-2015 1:15 PM EDT

Twin Recovering Following Life-Saving Liver Transplant From Anonymous Living Donor

20-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Long-Term Care May Not Be Best for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury; Other Housing Needed

A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting – such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age.
2-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EST

New App Helps Patients with Chronic Pain Safely Monitor Opioid Use

A new, first-of-its-kind app has launched to help patients suffering from chronic pain track their opioid use and measure pain levels to assist with the safe use of opioids.
24-Feb-2015 11:20 AM EST

Twin Daughter Receives Life-Saving Transplant From Dad: Both Recovering

11-Feb-2015 10:00 AM EST

Major Milestone in Communications Standards for Diabetes Devices

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JDRF and the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation at the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto announced publication of interoperability standards for diabetes devices. The work is the result of JDRF Canadian Clinical Trial Network (JDRF CCTN)...
11-Dec-2014 9:00 AM EST

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