Daily Media Digest November 2, 2022

Shining a literal light on breast cancer detection
BC Cancer
“As part of the clinical trial, we have been evaluating the probe’s efficacy on patients with advanced breast cancer who are undergoing chemotherapy before having surgery…”
TAGS: breast cancer tumours, optical probe study, BC Cancer, Provincial Health Services Authority

Nova Scotia Health Psychiatrist, Dr. Abraham (Rami) Rudnick awarded prestigious designation of Distinguished Fellow of the Canadian Psychiatric Association
Nova Scotia Health
“… Dr. Rudnick has been dedicated to improving the lives of those living with mental health challenges and reducing barriers to their access to mental health care.”
TAGS: mental health, fellowship, Canadian Psychiatric Association, Nova Scotia Health

New rules aim to make organ donation easier, say U of A specialists
“Ninety per cent of Canadians say they support organ donation, but only 32 per cent have actually registered to donate their own organs or tissues, according to Canadian Blood Services.”
TAGS: organ transplant, organ and tissue donation registry, University of Alberta, Alberta Health Services

Take action, make a difference this Diabetes Awareness Month
Diabetes Canada
“With 1 in 3 people in Canada affected by diabetes, chances are your life has been touched by this epidemic, whether you live with the disease like I do, or care for someone who does.”
TAGS: diabetes awareness, Canadian research, Diabetes Canada

Waypoint Centre in Penetanguishene increasing mental and physical health-care services to combat rising demand

“The Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care is working at increasing its acute mental health services and integrating enhanced physical health care …”
TAGS: electroconvulsive therapy, psychiatric care, primary healthcare providers, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

‘The majority want to know’: Why genetic testing is important for women with breast cancer
University of Toronto
“To make a well-informed decision, Metcalfe says women need to understand their options and what she calls their genetic status.”
TAGS: breast cancer diagnosis, genetic mutation, mastectomy, Women’s College Research Institute