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Food for Thought about Cancer and Nutrition

Food is fuel for the body. For cancer patients, having the right fuel is more important than ever. Read more

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Unraveling Cancer Genes

Every patient’s cancer is unique in terms of its genetic makeup and how it responds to various forms of treatment. Read more

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A New Take on Life with Leukemia

“I thought it was just the flu. It ended up being something far more serious.” Read more

Ravinderpal Duggal poses for a photo.

From Headache to Brain Cancer

“It began with a minor headache,” says Ravinderpal Duggal from Brampton. “Then I felt pain on the right side of my body and my vision started to blur.” Read more

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A Closer Look at Cancer Cells

“Our laboratory is a centre of excellence for the region and our experts play an important role in the care of patients with various blood cancers,” explains Dr. Catherine Ross, Medical Lead for the Flow Cytometry and Malignant Hematology Lab at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Read more

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A Cancer Patient’s High-Risk Pregnancy

“The headaches kept getting worse,” recalls Lisa Allain of Welland. “Then I started to feel nauseous and I was having trouble finding words. I realized that something was seriously wrong after I had a seizure.” Read more

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A Philosophy of Giving for National Philanthropy Day

Helping others in need is good medicine for everyone. With the arrival of National Philanthropy Day on November 15, 2018, it is a time to reflect on how philanthropy can make a real difference in people’s lives. Read more

Representatives from SC Johnson, The Foundation and Hamilton Health Sciences in front of the SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit pin lettering.

Hospital Unit Renamed in Honour of SC Johnson

HAMILTON, ON: In recognition of SC Johnson’s nearly 30 years of support and more than $1.2 million donated to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation, the Medical Diagnostic Unit at Juravinski Hospital was renamed the “SC Johnson Medical Diagnostic Unit” on November 7. Read more

Dr. Kara Schnarr holding a custom-moulded mask.

Targeting Cancer with Radiation Therapy

“There are many misconceptions about radiation therapy, but it is an important component of treatment for many cancer patients,” says Dr. Kara Schnarr, Radiation Oncologist at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. Read more

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Caring About End-of-Life

The final days of someone’s life are as important as any other milestone. Read more