Daily Media Digest September 26, 2023

Cancer driver discovery opens up treatment pathways for rare pediatric disease
Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)
“Treatments are now being investigated for the inherited DICER1 gene mutation that can lead to aggressive childhood cancers …”
KEYWORDS: cancer, pediatric health, Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI)

Kingston Health Sciences Centre uses surgical robot to treat lung cancer for first time
Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC)
“… it is now possible for patients to have surgery to remove cancerous tissue from their lungs using a robotic surgical system that is part of the A.B. Smith QC Robotics program at Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC).”
KEYWORDS: surgery, cancer, Kingston Health Sciences Centre (KHSC)

Detection to diagnosis: new studies look at early identification of Alzheimer’s disease
“Two new studies at Bruyère are developing techniques for early detection of Alzheimer’s disease and cognitive impairment …”
KEYWORDS: Alzheimer’s disease, clinical trial, innovative research, Bruyère

A comprehensive new set of guidelines is being released to promote health equity in Canada
The Globe and Mail
“When it comes to interventions like outreach for cancer screening, the data on inequities suggest we need to prioritize some people for preventive care, and care in general …”
KEYWORDS: health equity, Canada Research Chair, University of Toronto

Coming out from under a “blanket of pain”
Hamilton Health Sciences
“… sharing her story for Pain Awareness Month in September to help raise awareness of chronic pain, pain management and the clinic.”
KEYWORDS: patient experience, pain management, Hamilton Health Sciences