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.
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.
Many donors have deeply personal reasons for supporting the Tomorrow Stems From You® campaign. Tony Gatto and his family are prime examples.
As a long-standing supporter, the John Deere Foundation of Canada has contributed more than $900,000 to enhance patient care at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre.
What started as a carefree family vacation for 32-year-old Francis Asis of Milton turned into the fight of his life. Read more
A large unexplained bruise on her leg was the first sign of something being terribly wrong. When Dorothy Vernon-Brown of Mississauga visited a walk-in clinic to have the bruise examined, she received the shock of her life. The blood tests revealed that she had cancer. Read more
The fatigue kept getting worse. Then the back pain wouldn’t go away. Frank Tousaw of Caistor Centre, near Smithville, visited his physician in 2013 when “things just didn’t feel right.” Read more
Hamilton, ON: Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre is one of three hospitals in Ontario providing all forms of adult stem cell transplants. Read more
Cassandra Wadham of Burlington was in a life or death situation. Read more