Thanks to CIBC, the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) hosted one of the lantern stops while the TORONTO 2015 Pam Am Games Torch Relay visited our community on Sunday, May 31st. As Lead Partner of the Games, CIBC selected TBRHSC as one of several celebration sites across Ontario.
The Maternity Centre at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC), in partnership with Dr. Patricia Smith (Northern Ontario School of Medicine), offers its patients the smoking cessation program. It is being run as a research study led by Dr. Smith, to implement the quit smoking intervention in Northwestern Ontario.
Mammography is the best tool we have to find breast cancer so it can be treated earlier. But it does have some drawbacks, especially for women with high-density breast tissue. Both tumours and high-density tissue appear white on an X-ray. That means a tumour can “hide” in a scan, and go undiagnosed. To complicate matters, women with dense breast tissue are also more likely to develop breast cancer. We need to discover a more effective way to find tumours for these women.
In Ontario, it is estimated that 1 in 9 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. Breast cancer is also the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canadian women. Your breast health is important, and that’s why it's important that you make informed decisions on breast cancer screening. This article will help to inform you about mammography and complementary screening options.
Providing exceptional cancer care requires the care team at Regional Cancer Care Northwest at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) to be present, responsive and compassionate with their patients, but also with each other. It seems simple, right? But in reality, it can be hard to do this every day in a fast-paced environment where cancer is the target and patient care is the focus.
Marga Bond has been a Patent Family Advisor (PFA) at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) since November 2009. She decided to become a PFA after spending time with her mother while she was in hospital. “I recognized that there were opportunities to do things in a more effective and efficient way, that would allow staff more time for other tasks and responsibilities,” she says. “I saw an opportunity to be involved in making improvements within the hospital.”
Much like losing socks in the wash perpetually confuses launderers everywhere, there seems to be some ongoing confusion about the proper way for motorists and cyclists share the road. Is it because motorists view cyclists as an inconvenience and obstacle that slows traffic? Or is it that cyclists see motorists as impatient and threats to their safety? Who is better at sharing the road - motorists or cyclists? Neither really - allow me to explain.
Can you precisely target prostate cancer cells to reduce the side effects of HIFU treatment?
That’s the question that TBRRI scientist Dr. Laura Curiel and her team are exploring. In fact as far as we know, they are the only team in the world using MRI as a possible HIFU guidance system to treat only the malignant areas of prostate cancer.
On May 21st & 22nd, the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute (TBRRI) will be hosting a workshop geared towards healthcare and research professionals who are interested in learning about high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). This workshop aims to teach how minimally invasive technology like HIFU can deliver a personalized treatment to patients, reduce side effects and help to improve patient quality of life.
Stand Up For Mental Health founder, David Granirer (centre) facilitated an evening of stand-up comedy as part of Mental Health Awareness Week at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre on May 7. Joining him on stage were four hilarious comics: (left to right) Jase Watford, Dawn Betts, Marnie Lidstone, and Greg Rubenick. Donor support made Mental Health Awareness Week possible, thanks to a grant provided by the Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Foundation.