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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.

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.

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Unique Nurse Practitioner Fellowship

Hamilton Health Sciences launched a first-of-its-kind Nurse Practitioner (NP) Fellowship Program in Complex Malignant Hematology (CMH) in Canada.

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Cancer Care Times Three

Tracey began to experience severe stomach cramps in the middle of the night. She felt nauseous and became extremely pale.

Charles and Margaret Juravinski

Juravinskis Give $3.3 Million

Philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski have made a new gift of $3.3 million to accelerate COVID-19-related and brain health research in Hamilton.

Charles and Margaret Juravinski

A Letter to the Community (April 3, 2020)

Hamilton philanthropists Charles and Margaret Juravinski announced an immediate gift of $3.3 million to help fund urgent research projects. This is their letter to the community.

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Brantford Man’s Battle with Brain Cancer

The seizures came without warning one day in September 2019. An MRI scan led to a devastating diagnosis of glioblastoma – a type of brain cancer.

Rebecca smiles for a photo.

Leukemia Led to the Love of her Life

After a month of intense chemotherapy, Rebecca’s cancer was in remission. However, since the leukemia had a high probability of returning, she was transferred to Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre for a stem cell transplant.