Daily Media Digest January 10, 2024

Varian and Nova Scotia Health Form First Multi-Disciplinary Oncology Partnership to Catalyze Advancements in Cancer Care
Nova Scotia Health
“… 10-year multi-disciplinary oncology partnership builds on a long-standing relationship between Varian and Nova Scotia Health to improve clinical outcomes and drive value across the health system”
KEYWORDS: cancer, patient data, Nova Scotia Health, Varian

New self-screening program will help detect cervical cancer sooner
BC Cancer
“People in B.C. will have improved access to cervical cancer screening as a provincewide cervix self-screening program launches, including the option to screen at home, a first in Canada.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, BC Cancer, Canadian Cancer Society, Provincial Health Services Authority

New junior research chair bridges the gap between research and care
The Royal
“Some people with bipolar disorder end up doing well, but many don’t – and there’s a risk of rehospitalization and suicide. It just causes so much suffering, and not just to them but to their friends and family as well.”
KEYWORDS: mental health, Ottawa Hospital, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre

Health Canada Approves Pfizer’s Bivalent Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) Vaccine for Older Adults and Infants Through Maternal Immunization
Pfizer Canada
“Hamilton Health Sciences has once again been named a top 10 research hospital in Canada by Research Infosource Inc.”
KEYWORDS: RSV, respiratory health, vaccine, Health Canada, Pfizer Canada

Big Ideas: Farhan Ghaffar on improving banked blood storage systems
Lakehead University
“Medical staff rely on colour sensitive tags to determine the minimum level of radiation received by the product. However, there is no way for …”
KEYWORDS: health care, radiation, Lakehead University