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Medical Cannabis put to the test in first ever real-world evidence clinical trial led by UHN

Medical cannabis is finally being put under the microscope, in a first-of-its-kind real world evidence study led by Dr. Hance Clarke, Toronto General Hospital. In the Medical Cannabis Real-World Evidence trial patients using the online portal...
9-Jul-2020 5:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

New Drug Target for Prostate Cancer Found in the Non-Coding Genome

Scientists at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre have identified the drivers of a crucial gene involved in prostate cancer, revealing new targets for drug design.
22-Jan-2020 5:55 PM EST Add to Favorites

The Slaight Family Foundation enables UHN to change the way we deliver care to seniors – and it will happen outside the hospital

The Silver Tsunami will see an unprecedented number of seniors in Canada. Thanks to a $3-million investment from The Slaight Family Foundation, University Health Network (UHN) is one step closer to being able to design programs and supports to...
1-Oct-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

World’s Largest Road Hockey Fundraiser Raises $3.1 Million for Cancer Research

More than 1,900 participants, making up 167 teams, faced off today at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto and raised a record-breaking $3.1 million as part of the 9th annual Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer. This brings the annual event’s...
28-Sep-2019 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Concussion rates are nearly double what we thought – and summer is prime injury time

Canada’s largest-ever concussion study, led by researchers at Toronto Rehab, has uncovered rates that are nearly double what has previously been recorded, showcasing the need for increased education about concussion and access to more...
2-Jul-2019 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

New McCain Centre for Urological Innovation & Education

With a $10-million donation, the University of Toronto is partnering with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre to launch the McCain Centre for Urological Innovation and Education.
14-Jun-2019 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Millions of women in low-and middle-income countries will need radiotherapy for cervical cancer treatment despite vaccination

A first of its kind study is reporting that millions of women in low- and middle-income countries will need life-saving radiotherapy to treat their cervical cancer, despite the growth of essential human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination prevention...
29-May-2019 4:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Paired living liver donation offers liver failure patients a new option

An anonymous living liver donor helped the UHN Transplant Program achieve a North American first with an innovative living liver donor exchange, or “swap,” that saved the lives of two failing liver patients, with the potential to save many more.
16-Apr-2019 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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‘It’s not about just surviving. It’s about seeing my patients living normally’

Dr. Eugene Chang was 25, recently engaged and halfway through a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency in Vancouver when he started feeling sick. Fatigue, dizziness and nausea took over his normally active lifestyle. Suddenly his bike to...
12-Nov-2019 5:30 AM EST

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Why Some Gain When Under Pain

Dr. Davis has shown that individuals can be classified as one of two types depending on how pain affects their performance in doing a task. In P-type individuals, pain impedes their ability to perform a task; whereas, in A-type individuals, like...
29-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT

How Did a Dying Mom Survive Without Lungs for Days, Until a Lung Transplant Saved Her Life?

24-Jan-2017 9:00 AM EST

New Web-Based Fitness Program Provides Exercise Instruction for Heart Patients

Using a proactive approach to encourage optimal heart health through a blend of leading medical knowledge and best practices in fitness and exercise, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre today unveiled a new website featuring medical information,...
10-Jun-2015 8:25 AM EDT

Media Advisory – Update on Eugene Melnyk’s Transplant

Members of University Health Network’s Multi-Organ Transplant (MOT) Team will be available to the media and will provide an update on Eugene Melnyk’s transplant, living liver transplantation and the process used for anonymous donation.
20-May-2015 1:15 PM EDT

Twin Recovering Following Life-Saving Liver Transplant From Anonymous Living Donor

20-Apr-2015 9:05 AM EDT

Long-Term Care May Not Be Best for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury; Other Housing Needed

A new, large-scale Canadian study shows that many adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI) live in a long-term health setting – such as a nursing home- which may not be appropriate for their condition and younger age.
2-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EST

New App Helps Patients with Chronic Pain Safely Monitor Opioid Use

A new, first-of-its-kind app has launched to help patients suffering from chronic pain track their opioid use and measure pain levels to assist with the safe use of opioids.
24-Feb-2015 11:20 AM EST

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