Daily Media Digest November 30, 2023

Grant to fund exploration of causes of blood cancers
University of Windsor
“By developing a technique to measure how long it takes each cell type in the bloodstream to divide, Brian DeVeale hopes to reveal cancer-causing mechanisms.”
KEYWORDS: cancer, regenerative medicine, University of Windsor

McMaster research on AI tackling superbugs was named one of the year’s top discoveries
McMaster University
“Jon Stokes’ use of artificial intelligence to identify a new antibiotic was heralded as one of the most important scientific and technological advances of the year by The New York Times.”
KEYWORDS: antibiotic resistance, artificial intelligence, innovative research, McMaster University

Nova Scotia Health and Varian continue to advance cancer care in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia Health
“A new phase has been reached in Nova Scotia’s ongoing commitment to transforming cancer care … to complete a course of radiotherapy from the standard 20 down to just five.”
KEYWORDS: artificial intelligence, cancer, Nova Scotia Health

Pfizer Canada, Colorectal Cancer Canada and Thermo Fisher Scientific announce recipients of colorectal cancer grant
Pfizer Canada
“Two recipients were selected for initiatives aiming to improve molecular testing turnaround time for Canadians diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer and other tumour types …”
KEYWORDS: award, cancer, Pfizer Canada, Colorectal Cancer Canada, Thermo Fisher Scientific

An innovative structure to help older people stay healthy and active
Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RIMUHC)
“Developing healthy activities for older adults and people with mobility challenges is the focus of research for Nancy Mayo and her team …”
KEYWORDS: aging, disability, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI‑MUHC)

Ontario Connecting Children and Youth in Hamilton to Care Close to Home
Hamilton Health Sciences
“The Ontario government is investing an additional $30 million to expand pediatric health services in the Hamilton region to connect children and youth to more …”
KEYWORDS: pediatric health, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster Children’s Hospital

Securing Patient Data in The Digital Age: DGSI and HealthCareCan Release Can/DGSI 118 Cyber Resiliency Standard for Healthcare
“The Digital Governance Standards Institute (DGSI) and HealthCareCAN are pleased to announce the official publication of national standard, CAN/DGSI 118: Cyber Resiliency in Healthcare.”
KEYWORDS: cybersecurity, health care, HealthCareCAN, Public Safety Canada