Daily Media Digest October 27, 2022

Research, services lacking for autistic Indigenous people, say researchers
University of Alberta
“On-reserve health care is the responsibility of the federal government, but most autism services are delivered by provincial health authorities.”
TAGS: autism services, pediatric health, Indigenous health, University of Alberta

Adding radiation to systemic therapy extends survival of patients with advanced liver cancer
UHN News
“Radiation therapy in combination with drug therapy for patients with advanced liver cancer can extend patients’ lives and delay the progression of their tumour without a concerning increase in toxicity…”
TAGS: drug therapy, radiation therapy, oncology, University Health Network

Newmarket cancer patient credits made-in-Canada CAR T cell treatment in BioCanRx-funded clinical trial at The Ottawa Hospital for saving her life
“She found it in a clinical trial in Ottawa for a treatment called chimeric antigen receptor-modified T cells (CAR-T).”
TAGS: cancer, CAR T cell treatment, BioCanRx, Ottawa Hospital

Waypoint steps up acute mental health supports during critical time
Waypoint Centre
“The vision of the hospital’s senior leadership team to expand inpatient physical health care means we can take patients from emergency departments faster and manage both their mental health crisis and primary care needs here.”
TAGS: mental health, crisis care, Waypoint Centre for Mental Health Care

Variational AI Adds Jennifer Hamilton as Advisor
Variational AI
“Variational AI, developer of generative AI-based drug discovery platform for novel kinase inhibitors, today announced that it has added industry and scientific leader Jennifer Hamilton, Ph.D. as a company advisor.”
TAGS: drug discovery, artificial intelligence, Variational AI

POP Centre Social | NB Social Pediatrics | November 18
New Brunswick Health Research Foundation
“By supporting children and families, we are helping to build a healthier community. All proceeds from the event will support New Brunswick Social Pediatrics.”