Daily Media Digest October 1, 2021

‘Get your flu shot’: Experts warn of impending influenza wave amid COVID-19 – Global News
“Dr. Gerald Evans, the chair of infectious diseases at Queen’s University, agreed that people should also be getting the flu shot especially after a record …”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, influenza, public health, vaccination, Queen’s University

LTRI scientist Daniel Durocher celebrated as pioneer in precision oncology medicine
Sinai Health
“The Sinai Health researcher and Associate Director of Discovery Science at the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute (LTRI) uses that process, called synthetic lethality, as the foundational concept of what’s now his multi-million dollar therapeutics company, Repare Therapeutics.”
TAGS: cancer, oncology medicine, innovative research, Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute

Patch developed by Western University professor helps heart pump blood after cardiac arrest
CTV News London
“A new cardiac patch developed by a Western University professor looks to assist heart attack survivors avoid a transplant by restoring the blood pumping …”
TAGS: cardiac arrest, heart health, innovative research, medical technology, Western University

CHEO opens clinic to improve FASD assessment, providing answers families need
“Janet Carioni is thrilled to see CHEO’s new assessment clinic for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) assessment and diagnosis. The clinic brings together, in one place, all the expertise needed to make the best and quickest possible diagnosis of FASD.”
TAGS: FASD, children and youth health, developmental health, CHEO

CAR T-cell Immunotherapy Plays Important Role in Hard-to-Treat Lymphoma
Health Insight
“For people with certain types of lymphoma, there’s hope with access to emerging immunotherapies.”
TAGS: cancer, lymphoma, immunotherapy, CAR T-cell, University Health Network

Advancing Made-in-Canada Immunotherapies to Benefit Cancer Patients
Health Insight
“Despite medical advances in treating cancer through surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy, some patients are still not cured. But immunotherapy is offering hope in treating some cancers by using the body’s own immune system to fight cancer.”
TAGS: immunotherapy, cancer, innovative treatment, radiation, chemotherapy, BioCanRx

Dr. Douglas Fraser recognized for breakthroughs in COVID and brain injury research
Western News
“Dr. Doug Fraser’s work in developing state-of-art technologies in COVID-19 and traumatic brain injury research is poised to have a national and international impact – and has earned him the prestigious Vanguard Innovator of the Year award by WORLDiscoveries.”
TAGS: COVID-19, pandemic, traumatic brain injury, innovative research, Western University, University of Manitoba