What Are We Up To?

photo of Drs Muriel Brackstone and Gregor Reid
June 26, 2017

According to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, One in nine Canadian women will develop breast cancer during her lifetime. Many cancers are considered to be the result of inflammatory processes....

Smudging ceremony
June 21, 2017

Today is National Aboriginal Day. This is a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures, and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis (...

Elderly man playing with grandson by the water.
May 31, 2017

Tobacco use increases the risk of almost 20 different types of cancer and contributes to 30 percent of all cancer deaths and up to 90 per cent of lung cancer deaths. In Ontario, tobacco use...

Family riding bikes
May 17, 2017

Today (May 17), the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO) released the results of the 2017 Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI), an interactive web-based tool used to measure the performance of...

Human Touch Award winners and their nominators
April 21, 2017

A diagnosis of cancer or chronic kidney disease is life-changing, with both physical and emotional implications, and the journey that lies ahead is often difficult. To assist patients during this...

A photo of Paul VanBilsen and his wife Jane
March 1, 2017

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and the South West Regional Cancer Program is encouraging residents in the South West to get checked with a safe and painless take-home test. When caught early,...