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Triple Combination Therapy Shows Promise Against a Rare Deadly Asbestos Cancer

Combining immune-boosting drugs with radiation and surgery increased the survival and anticancer immune response in mouse models of mesothelioma in preclinical research by Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers.
13-Apr-2021 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Double-Lung Transplant After COVID-19 Performed in Canada

Case done at University Health Network is believed to be a first in Canada on a patient whose lungs were irreparably damaged by COVID-19
12-Apr-2021 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Deep Learning model developed at UHN to maximize lifespan after liver transplant

Researchers from University Health Network have developed and validated an innovative deep learning model to predict a patient’s long-term outcome after receiving a liver transplant.
12-Apr-2021 8:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Digital solutions including remote monitoring can help chronic pain sufferers manage their pain and reduce the probability of misuse of prescription opioids.

For the first time, an app has been shown to reduce key symptoms of chronic pain. A UNH-led study evaluated the impact of Manage My Pain(MMP), a digital health solution on chronic pain patients.
4-Mar-2021 6:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Ontario network goes national, to improve care for all Spinal Cord Injury patients – regardless of where they live

An Ontario network of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) rehabilitation sites and patient partners, committed to raising the standard of SCI rehabilitation care, is expanding across Canada, to ensure equitable, optimal care for all patients, regardless of...
26-Feb-2021 2:40 PM EST Add to Favorites

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A Canadian success story: world-first to treat Fabry disease with gene therapy

Results of a world-first Canadian pilot study on patients treated with gene therapy for Fabry disease show that the treatment is working and safe.
24-Feb-2021 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Turbocharging the killing power of immune cells against cancer

Creating “super soldiers” of specific white blood cells to boost an anti-tumour response has been shown in a series of elegant experiments by Princess Margaret researchers.
19-Feb-2021 10:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

UHN launches study to explore how Apple Watch can help with early identification of worsening heart failure

Dr. Heather Ross launches a clinical study, with Apple to test if remote monitoring with Apple Watch can help with early identification of worsening heart failure. Data collected using an Apple Watch will be compared to data routinely collected from...
18-Feb-2021 6:00 AM EST 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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