Today, the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO) released the 2017 Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI), a quality improvement index that highlights where cancer service providers can advance the quality and performance of care. One of the indicators that the interactive web-based public reporting tool highlighted was the commitment to reducing tobacco use among cancer patients by Regional Cancer Care Northwest (RCC-NW), at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
This Friday, May 12th, women across our region will have increased access to breast cancer screening mammograms. ‘Mammothon’ is a one-day breast cancer screening marathon that aims to increase breast cancer screening rates in Northwestern Ontario.
Donors across Northwestern Ontario continue to provide HOPE and exceptional cancer care services thanks to donations to the Northern Cancer Fund of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation. Today it was announced that Hopital Notre-Dame Hospital was the recipient of a grant in the amount of $5,305 for a new blanket warmer for the cancer program.
A feeling of celebration was in the air Friday night as hundreds of women filled the ballroom at the Valhalla Inn for the 19th annual 5 Forks Bachelors for Hope Charity Auction. Always a popular event, this year didn’t disappoint with a fresh round of 10 eligible Bachelors paired with fantastic date packages up for bidding.
The Screen for Life Coach is on the road again, returning to a full travel season this spring. The mobile health screening service, that provides breast, cervical and colon cancer screening, visits more than 70 different locations throughout the year.
Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and Lakehead University have strengthened the research ethics review process. A new reciprocal agreement leverages the strengths of each organization’s Research Ethics Board (REB).
The Government of Canada is investing $1.85 million to enable the Thunder Bay Regional Health Research Institute to purchase equipment and implement new technologies in the area of probe development and bio-marker exploration (PD&BE).
Start the conversation about colon cancer screening with family and friends. That’s the advice of Dr. Nicole Zavagnin, as Colon Cancer Awareness Month kicks off today. Dr. Zavagnin is the Regional Primary Care Lead for Cancer Care Ontario at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
Starting today, you can screw cancer and give hope in your community by purchasing the Screw Cancer™ screwdriver in support of the Northern Cancer Fund. The Screw Cancer™ campaign is partnering with the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation, as well as Prostate Cancer Canada, Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre Foundation (Hamilton, ON), the Northern Cancer Foundation (Sudbury, ON), and the Grand River Hospital Foundation (Kitchener-Waterloo, ON) to raise funds for early diagnosis, technology advancements and cancer support groups at the community level. The campaign is designed to give you, the donor, the power to choose which local cancer support organization your donation will support when you purchase a screwdriver to #screwcancer.