Written for Mediaplanet’s The Future of Cancer Care campaigns.
Published in Toronto Star on December 3, 2015.
While some may associate nuclear technology with clean energy or weaponry, this field has also been at the forefront of molecular medicine or personalized medicine leading to significant clinical advances — specifically in the fight against cancer.
Nuclear medicine has become an important tool for cancer detection and treatment, as well as alleviating cancer-related pain in palliative care, explains Dr. Christopher O’Brien, Chief of Nuclear Medicine for the Brant Community Healthcare System. “In select populations, this is a very powerful tool that helps treat the patients more effectively and in a more balanced way.”