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World first in prostate cancer treatment at LHSC

A new, minimally invasive procedure to treat prostate cancer has been performed for the first time at the London Health Sciences Center. The new treatment for men with localized prostate cancer was developed with the hospital’s Lawson...

 

Health Canada proposes interim solution for oversight of cancer medication

Health Canada proposes interim solution for oversight of cancer medication

Officials with the federal health agency will discuss the proposal in a conference call Friday with top health bureaucrats from all the provinces and territories… Read on: globeandmail – National

 

Robots vs. radiation: For treating a growing form of cancer, MDs challenge

TORONTO — It was quite a shock for Rod Sinn when he learned the persistent sore throat he’d had for five months, initially diagnosed as tonsillitis, was actually an increasingly common form of throat cancer caused by the human papilloma...

 

Number of cancer patients at Ontario hospital treated with watered-down chemotherapy swells to 691

TORONTO — A London, Ont., hospital says 26 more cancer patients received watered-down chemotherapy drugs, in addition to the more than 1,100 patients in Ontario and New Brunswick. That brings the total number of patients affected at the hospital...

 

Cancer drug company wasn’t licensed

Cancer drug company wasn’t licensed

Windsor Star Typical bag of saline marked as 250 ml., left, with a dry powder and a syringe at Windsor Regional Hospital Met campus, Friday. The syringe is used to reconstitute the dry powder by drawing fluid from the bag. Photograph by: Nick...

 

26 more cancer patients received diluted chemo drugs

The number of cancer patients in Ontario and New Brunswick who received watered down chemotherapy drugs – some for more than a year – has climbed to more than 1,200. The London Health Sciences Centre said Friday that 26 additional patients...

 

Wynne vows to fill gap in oversight for private preparation of cancer meds

Premier Kathleen Wynne says the Ontario government wants to immediately rectify the problem of watered-down chemotherapy drugs, but it won’t tell hospitals to go back to mixing their own medications. Wynne says the province and Health...

 

Calgary teen wins top biotechnology prize for cancer research

Some 16-year-olds are content to blast away at digital foes in video games. Arjun Nair prefers taking aim at cancer. A Grade 11 student at Webber Academy in Calgary, Mr. Nair is this year’s winner of the Sanofi BioGENEius Challenge Canada,...

 

Calgary cancer clinic accused of systematic patient queue-jumping under review

EDMONTON – Alberta Health Services is reviewing the practices of a Calgary cancer clinic accused of allowing patients to jump the queue for tests. Chris Mazurkewich, the chief operating officer of AHS, says the review will ensure that...

 

Novartis denied cancer drug patent in landmark Indian case

India’s top court dismissed Swiss drug maker Novartis AG’s attempt to win patent protection for its cancer drug Glivec globeandmail – Health & Fitness

 

New Brunswick silent on response to diluted cancer drugs

The New Brunswick government is not saying how it plans to respond to news that 186 cancer patients at the Saint John Regional Hospital may have received watered down chemotherapy drugs. A total of 1,176 cancer patients in New Brunswick and...

 

Alzheimer’s, other dementias, most costly malady in U.S.; tops cancer, heart disease: study

Alzheimer’s, other dementias, most costly malady in U.S.; tops cancer, heart disease: study

Cancer and heart disease are bigger killers, but Alzheimer’s is the most expensive malady in the U.S., costing families and society $ 157 billion to $ 215 billion a year, according to a new study that looked at this in unprecedented...

 

Watered down chemo drugs given to 1200 cancer patients

A total of 1,176 cancer patients in Ontario and New Brunswick received chemotherapy cocktails that were watered down, experts say. Patients in Oshawa, Peterborough, London and Windsor were given cyclophosphamide, used to treat cancers including … Health...

 

Is the war on cancer an ‘utter failure’?: A sobering look at how billions in research money is spent

The side effects John-Peter Bradford endured four years ago as he underwent radiation therapy and surgery for throat cancer were, he says, “barbaric.” Still, the potent treatment worked, eradicating the tumour and saving his life. As his...

 

New cancer centre slated for Calgary

New cancer centre slated for Calgary

Officials announced plans on Friday for a new cancer centre to be built at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary. CBC | Health News