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 Thank You message with photos of hospital donations in the background.

COVID-19 | Community Recognition

We are so grateful for your financial donations and vital contributions of food and personal protective equipment for the teams at Hamilton Health Sciences.

A Message of Gratitude From CEO Pearl Veenema – June 10, 2020

My colleagues and I are extremely grateful for your generous support during the COVID-19 pandemic. Your gifts, which have included financial contributions and donations of personal protective equipment (PPE) and food, have meant so much to the frontline workers who are working tirelessly to support patients. Thank you for your kindness, which has touched many hearts during these stressful times.

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.

Jessica smiles for a photo

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.

Tracey is with her daughter and they're holding a bouquet of flowers.

Cancer Care Times Three

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