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Charles and Margaret Juravinski

Charles and Margaret Juravinski Invest (Again!)

Charles and Margaret Juravinski have turned the tables on the typical birthday tradition of receiving gifts. Instead, Margaret and Charles, who turned 91 on Nov. 1, chose to give a gift – a new investment of $3 million to support health research through the Juravinski Research Institute.

Ron and Nancy Clark Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapies Unit

Expanding Capacity to Care for Patients with Blood Cancers

A newly expanded unit for patients needing treatment for blood cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia officially opened at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre on October 30, 2020. 

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Navigating Cancer Care for Indigenous Patients

Providing inclusive and effective health care involves understanding and respecting the needs of diverse cultures. That is one reason why the Indigenous Cancer Care Program at Juravinski Cancer Centre is so important.

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Enhancing Care with Diverse Voices and Perspectives

Greater understanding. Innovative thinking. New points of view. These are some of the outcomes when the Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre holds its bi-monthly meetings.

Child Life Specialist Heather McKean

Supporting Families of Cancer Patients

To ensure that the needs of the entire family are met, a donor-funded pilot study is aiming to improve the quality of life for cancer patients by addressing the needs of their children.

Cyndy smiles for a photo in front of some trees.

Critical Care for Colon Cancer

Cyndy McLean was diagnosed with colon cancer, which had metastasized to her liver. After surgery was conducted, a follow-up scan determined that additional treatment was necessary.

A close up of a staff member wearing PPE and injecting stem cells into a vile.

How Are Stem Cells Preserved?

Autologous transplants (which use a patient’s own stem cells), are collected from a patient and infused at a later date. The Stem Cell Laboratory plays a vital role in preserving these stem cells.

A hospital employee wearing a mask serving brown bag lunches

Business Supports Cancer-Care Workers During COVID-19 Crisis

Thanks to the generosity of The Walters Group of Companies and its Chairman Walter Koppelaar, a bagged lunch/snack will be delivered every Friday to all staff and physicians at Juravinski Cancer Centre until May 15.

Dr. Orest Ostapkiak sits at his computer and demonstrates the 3D-Bolus Printer.

Targeting Treatment with Radiation

Donor-funded research is exploring the use of a 3D printer to enhance care for patients with head and neck cancers.

A nurse administers a syringe to a man’s arm.

Urgent Cancer Care When Needed Most

The Rapid Evaluation and Symptom Support Cancer Unit (RESSCU) is an urgent cancer care centre at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.