Daily Media Digest October 21, 2022

Cardiovascular surgery project moving to next stage
“The next stage in bringing cardiovascular surgery to the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre includes the preliminary design of the space and identifying equipment needs.”
TAGS: cardiovascular surgery, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, University Health Network

Repurposing existing drugs to treat cancer
“The Cancer Research Society (CRS) is awarding two new grants as part of its UpCycle program for a total of $750,000, to reposition old drugs for new applications in cancer therapy …”
TAGS: UpCycle grants, cancer therapy, oncology, Cancer Research Society

Video games can trigger deadly heart rhythms in at-risk kids
“Video games can cause life-threatening irregular heart rhythms in susceptible children, according to a new study published last week in the journal Heart Rhythm, believed to be the first research into this subject.”
TAGS: heart rhythm disorder, pediatric health, BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Provincial Health Services Authority

How Canadian biotech can lead in the solutions of the future
“Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, a core strength of the biotechnology sector was the solutions the sector brings to the challenge of a global population moving quickly to nine or 10 billion people and the…”
TAGS: biotechnology sector, BIOTECanada, Sanofi, GSK, Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization

Western med student becomes first non-binary, trans person to recieve Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Award

Western Gazette
“Gavin Raner, a third-year Western medical student, is the first transgender and non-binary person to recieve the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame …”
TAGS: equity, diversity, inclusion, Western University, Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Hope After Breast Cancer and Mastectomy
The Daily Scan
“Here is one woman’s experience with the disease and her treatment at the Providence Breast Centre at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital.”
TAGS: breast cancer, mastectomy, patient perspective, Providence Health Care