Daily Media Digest November 16, 2022

GlycoNet start-up GlyCa Biosciences Inc. and Huron Innovation Inc. partner to improve prostate cancer detection
“This partnership will launch the clinical trial of a new blood test to perfect early detection and diagnosis of clinically significant prostate cancer.”
TAGS: glycomics, prostate cancer, blood test, GlycoNet, GlyCa Biosciences

Paula Rochon: Want to improve health and well-being? Start walking
The Province
“It is estimated that about eight per cent of heart disease, depression and dementia could be prevented if people were more active. There’s plenty that every level of government can do to encourage more walking, including improving transit and sidewalks.”
TAGS: heart disease, depression, dementia, Women’s College Research Institute

A Hamilton biotech firm started at McMaster University is developing a next-generation immunotherapy treatment to tackle solid-cell cancers
McMaster News
“Triumvira is developing TAC-T cells, a therapy that primes the body’s own immune white blood cells to detect and attack solid cancer tumours.”
TAGS: cancer, immunotherapy treatment, innovative research, McMaster University

SickKids CEO pleads with Ontarians to ‘do the right thing’ and mask up
The Toronto Star
“The president and CEO of Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children is making … a pediatric hospital and research centre in Ottawa, have recently also …”
TAGS: respiratory infections, pediatric surgery, SickKids

$13M in new equipment to boost cancer care in Northwestern Ontario
“Residents of Northwestern Ontario will benefit from improved cancer care services, as the result of some major equipment acquisitions at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.”
TAGS: CT imaging, cancer diagnosis, radiation therapy treatment, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre