Daily Media Digest November 23, 2023

New radiotherapy technology will help N.S. cancer doctors treat disease more precisely
CTV News Atlantic
“We had the privilege to test and try it and bring it to fruition and to advance it so all Nova Scotians can benefit from this type of treatment …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, radiotherapy, Canadian Cancer Society, Nova Scotia Health

New study shows the potential of new treatment strategies for most common childhood cancer
BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR)
“This finding suggests that clinicians can start looking for precision treatments for a child’s cancer immediately after diagnosis, rather than waiting until the cancer has come back.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, pediatric health, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute (BCCHR), Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), University of British Columbia (UBC)

From practising law to innovating health care: York prof harnesses potential of genomic medicine
York University
“… funded through a five-year grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, will bring together human genome sequencing initiatives across the nation to enhance the collective well-being of people in Canada.”
KEYWORDS: genetics, rare diseases, Canadian research, York University

Participatory research gives people living with Type 1 diabetes a voice to reshape their care
University of Alberta
“Study draws on insights from patients and clinicians with the aim of improving diabetes care in Alberta …”
KEYWORDS: diabetes, patient experience, Diabetes Canada, University of Alberta

Celebrating Excellence: Research Canada Presents the 2023 Leadership in Advocacy Awards
Research Canada
“On Tuesday, November 21, Research Canada was delighted to award the 2023 Research Canada Leadership in Advocacy Awards (LIAA) at a special reception hosted by Senator Mohamed-Iqbal Ravalia.”
KEYWORDS: award, health research advocacy, Research Canada