Celebrating Five Years of Excellence in Breast Cancer Care

Nurse Navigator Elizabeth Vandesompele, Clinical Manager Kathleen Bell and Senior Technologist Kathie Lock

Nurse Navigator Elizabeth Vandesompele, Clinical Manager Kathleen Bell and Senior Technologist Kathie Lock pose for a photo next to hospital equipment.

The CIBC Breast Assessment Centre at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is celebrating five years of being the most comprehensive assessment facility of its type in the region.

“The concept behind the opening of the Centre in 2014 was to provide a single point of coordinated access for women who require diagnostic assessment for breast concerns,” explains Kathleen Bell, Clinical Manager of the CIBC Breast Assessment Centre.

“With the promise of many more milestones to come, we look forward to seeing what the next five years will bring.” – Kathleen Bell

Specialists from multiple disciplines collaborate to ensure that all patients receive the individualized care they require.

“It’s extremely gratifying to work one-on-one with patients and see them through the different stages of their journey,” says Nurse Navigator Elizabeth Vandesompele.

Technology of tomorrow

The Centre stays on the leading edge of technology and the team is looking forward to new equipment that will allow for digital breast tomosynthesis (sometimes referred to a 3D mammography) and contrast-enhanced mammography in the near future.

“We are pleased to offer a wide range of breast screening and assessment services to women, including new and advanced technologies, in order to provide the most accurate and timely information possible,” says Senior Technologist Kathie Lock.

“With the promise of many more milestones to come, we look forward to seeing what the next five years will bring,” says Kathleen.