What Are We Up To?

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,...

a photo of health professionals at London Health Sciences Centre
February 3, 2017

To celebrate World Cancer Day, Lawson Health Research Institute is launching a campaign to promote awareness of clinical trials. The ‘Ask Me’ campaign, a national campaign run by the Canadian Cancer...

photo of a broken cigarette
January 12, 2017

The Canadian Cancer Society is calling on smokers to try something ridiculous in their bid to get – and stay – smoke-free this New Year. “We hear stories from smokers every day about all of the...

Staff at the Kincardine Ontario Breast Screening Program site
December 8, 2016

South Bruce Grey Health Centre’s (SBGHC) Kincardine site is now an Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) location through Cancer Care Ontario and will screen the first patients through the program...

Cover of the Ontario Cancer Screening Performance Report 2016
December 7, 2016

The number of people newly diagnosed with cancer in Ontario has increased over the last two decades and will continue to rise, largely due to an aging population. In the South West it is estimated...

photo of the ribbon cutting at the grand opening
December 1, 2016

On November 29, staff from St. Joseph’s Health Care London and London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) celebrated the official grand opening of the new Prostate Diagnostic Assessment Program (DAP)...