A new image guidance system is helping surgeons pinpoint locations in the body with precise accuracy for procedures such as pinpointing a brain tumour of finding an exact insertion spot of a spinal screw thanks to a $230,000 grant from the Health Sciences Foundation. This level of precision means less damage to healthy tissue during surgery resulting in better outcomes, reduced pain and shorter recovery times for patients.
Most primary care providers have patients who are living with cancer. Our understanding of cancer as a chronic disease and new advances in palliative care are not just for cancer specialists. This page provides information about current course and CPD offerings from Cancer Care Ontario and the Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative (LEAP) Care designed to help all health care providers improve their skills in these areas. Eligible participants receive CPD credits.