Nuclear Medicine And Cancer Care: What You Need To Know

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 […]

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Using The Body’s Natural Defence System To Battle Cancer

Written for Mediaplanet’s Future of Cancer Care campaign. Published in the Toronto Star on December 3, 2015.  Immuno-oncology, also known as immunotherapy or biological therapy, is a relatively new treatment that uses the body’s immune system to fight cancerous cells. “Cancer cells can manipulate the immune system and make it ineffective,” explains Dr. Michael Smylie, professor […]

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Mediaplanet: Covering the Cost of Critical Illness

Client-focussed piece for Mediaplanet’s 2014 Living with Cancer campaign available online and in print the Toronto Star.  Appeared online and in print June 21, 2014.  There is no such things as a “good time” to get sick. According to the Canadian Cancer Society, two out of five Canadians are expected to develop cancer during their lifetimes. And the number […]

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