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Q & A with Dr. Gelareh Zadeh

Dr. Zadeh, a Surgeon Scientist at The Princess Margaret and University Health Network, is among those helping lead the way toward Personalized Cancer Medicine.

Posted by: Karina Wong     0 Tags Q & A with Dr. Gelareh Zadeh

Life after Mom's ovarian cancer diagnosis: The Pettersen Girls' guide to sticking together

Seven years ago Lee Pettersen lost her husband - CFL legend Leif Pettersen - suddenly and tragically to a heart attack. Just seven short months later, while still mourning the loss with their daughters (Kate and Ali), Lee would find out from a routine check-up that she had Stage IV ovarian cancer. 

This is their story.

Posted by: Cassandra Hui     0 Tags Pettersen

Ask the Cancer Expert: It’s Personal

We’re excited to announce The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation is launching a new video series that connects everyday people to some of the world’s top cancer experts.

Posted by: Ivy Cuervo     0 Tags Dr. Toni Zhong

New Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Research exposes palliative care stigma, calls for change

New research from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre reveals an ingrained stigma attached to the label “palliative care” among cancer patients, families and healthcare providers. The study, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ), also concludes that this stigma impedes earlier access to supportive care that improves quality of life.

Posted by: Ivy Cuervo     0 Tags Dr. Camilla Zimmermann

YEAR 5: Our Billion Dollar Challenge reaches the home stretch

Today, we kick off the final year of our BILLION DOLLAR CHALLENGE. Through your support, $850 million dollars have been secured so far for cancer research. We could’ve not done this without you. Thank you.

Posted by: Paul Alofs     0 Tags Billion Dollar Challenge

Healing Beyond the Body: How volunteers shape the healing of patients

A person with cancer faces an extraordinary challenge dealing not only with the physical effects of having cancer, but also the considerable emotional impact.The Department of Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care in conjunction with Volunteer Resources has developed this special program to provide the often overlooked and much needed emotional support to...

Posted by: Cassandra Hui     0 Tags Betsy Wright - volunteer with HBB
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