“Colon cancer screening can be the difference between life and death,” says Dr. Bill Harris, Regional Colorectal Screening and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Lead. “When caught early, nine out of every ten people with colon cancer can be cured. In its later stages, the outcomes are much worse. That’s why it’s so important to get screened regularly.”
The spirit of giving was alive and well today at the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. This morning, $68,000 in new grant funding was announced by the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation and the Volunteer Association as they presented the 2015 Family CARE (Care Advancements Recommended by Employees) grants.
World Cancer Day 2016 marks the first anniversary of My CancerIQ. To mark the two events, today Cancer Care Ontario is introducing two new cancers to the year-old online cancer risk assessment tool. Now, in addition to breast, cervical, colorectal and lung cancer, residents of Northwestern Ontario can also assess their risk for kidney cancer and melanoma at MyCancerIQ.ca.
Several months after announcing the first phase of installation for its new energy-saving project, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) today unveiled the fully operational Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant.
Maureen Downey from Murillo got an early Christmas gift today. This afternoon, at Intercity Shopping Centre, she was announced as the winner of $17,335 in this year’s Intercity Shopping Centre 50/50 Cash Draw (Ticket No. 08092). Tickets for the draw sold out early Monday morning.
The Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre and the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute are pleased to announce the appointment of Jean Bartkowiak as new President and CEO of TBRHSC and CEO of TBRRI.
With a week left until Christmas, the Grand Christmas Tree in the lobby of the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre is being filled with personalized stars – each representing a donation to this year’s Christmas Wish List. Every day many more stars are added, showcasing the generosity of our community during this giving season.