Mammograms: From 2D To 3D And Why It Matters

Written for Mediaplanet’s Women’s Health campaign published in Maclean’s magazine in March 2016. New medical imaging is taking mammography from 2D to 3D, providing physicians with a better picture of cancer. The main screening tool for breast cancer, one of the most common cancers among Canadian women, is currently 2D mammography, which takes two X-ray images of the […]

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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: Multiple Myeloma: Living With An Incurable Cancer

Written for Mediaplanet‘s Blood Health and Transplants campaign. Published online and in print inside the National Post, September 28th.  Patients who are diagnosed with myeloma are diagnosed for life. “There is no cure for multiple myeloma but we remain optimistic for the future,” says Francine Gendron, the Chief Executive Officer of Myeloma Canada. “While patients go into remission, […]

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Mediaplanet: Redefining The Odds

The cover story of Mediaplanet’s Healthcare Technology campaign. Also contributed the campaign title and subheadlines. Appeared online and in print on September 28, 2014 in the National Post.  Lisa Ray had never heard of multiple myeloma before she was diagnosed with it. “I think that something was brewing for a few years before I was actually diagnosed,” says […]

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