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Patients and families have reported that clinic visits with their cancer care team can be very overwhelming and stressful due to large amounts of new information and the need to make decisions based on what they have been told. Research also shows that patients may...Read More
The Haematology/Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplant (SCT) Program at the Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre (JHCC), with the recommendation from Cancer Care Ontario, has worked to move the care of the multiple myeloma, autologous stem cell transplant patient to an...Read More
As part of the Juravinski Cancer Centre’s priorities for ambulatory care design, a comprehensive urgent care cancer service was required to provide proactive and rapid access to care for patients with complex, unpredictable, sudden or unmanaged symptoms or treatment...Read More
Implementation of Gynecologic Oncology Initiated Genetic Testing for Patients with High Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer
Ovarian cancer (OC) affects 1 in 69 Canadian women, with a five year survival rate of 44%.1 Based on existing literature, up to 20% of high grade serous ovarian cancers (HGSOC) are due to a germline mutation in an OC predisposing gene, most notably BRCA1 and BRCA2...Read More
Our Patient and Family Advisory Council Story: Six Years of Sustaining Strategic Continuous Quality Improvement through Patient and Family Engagement
The Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) - Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant (HNHB) Regional Cancer Program implemented an approach to advance patient engagement by partnering with patient and family advisors to create a Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC). In 2010,...Read More
In Ontario there are three provincially funded cancer screening programs for breast, cervical and colorectal. The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP) developed the Cancer Screening Hotline in 2013, a service that supports navigation of individuals to...Read More
Tobacco use and exposure to second-hand smoke increase the risk of a number of chronic diseases, including certain cancers. The Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program (SMRCP) supports smoking cessation for patients and families with a Tobacco Support Coach (TSC)....Read More
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission "calls upon those who can effect change within the Canadian health-care system to recognize the value of Aboriginal healing practices and use them in the treatment of Aboriginal patients in collaboration with Aboriginal healers...Read More
Description of Leading Practice:The Toxicity Assessment Clinic (TAC) stared November 1, 2016 in the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Centre. The goals of this clinic are to 1) improve and provide access to care for cancer patients experiencing toxicity symptoms related...Read More
Radiation treatment (RT) is a complex, multidisciplinary enterprise, consisting of many exchanges of tasks amongst various professionals. Each step of a patient's RT journey may contain inherent hazards. Within our program, there are excellent safeguards in place to...Read More
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