Revitalizing the blood lab: Patient experience makeover

Joice Guspie, a patient and staff member at University Health Network, makes regular visits to the Laboratory Medicine Program’s (LMP) Blood Lab Collection Centre (BLCC), where blood is collected and sent for analysis. “I usually arrive with a newspaper and a book in my bag, ready for a long wait. It’s a very busy place,”... Continue Reading →

The role of pathology in new prostate cancer research

Laboratory Medicine Program’s (LMP) Dr. Theodorus Van der Kwast is the lead pathologist in the Canadian Prostate Cancer Genome Network (CPC-GENE) Sequencing Project, which recently discovered a new gene signature in prostate cancer that may help determine disease aggression and specialized treatment. The study involved the molecular profiling of 74 patients and aims to eventually... Continue Reading →

“Why is in our DNA” Dr. Suzanne Kamel-Reid and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Recently, LMP's Dr. Suzanne Kamel-Reid was featured in an advertisement in the Globe and Mail for the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. The tagline for the campaign is "Why is in our DNA?" and the ad highlight's Dr. Kamel-Reid's work in supporting the foundation's "noble and necessary quest - to conquer cancer in our lifetime." The advertisement... Continue Reading →

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