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The patient as teacher

Dr. Jory Simpson says he can teach medical students how to become doctors. But he can’t teach them what it’s like to be a patient about to undergo body-changing surgery or other life-saving treatment. Read more

Lost in translation

The Banting Research Foundation recently announced funding for six Discovery Award grants. Dr. Adena Scheer, a surgical oncologist with St. Michael’s and an associate scientist with the hospital’s Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, was one of the six recipients funded in the 2017 competition out of 53 applications. Read more

Novel surgery offers new hope for breast cancer patients

Dr. Adena Scheer is the only physician at St. Michael’s – and one of few in Canada – mastering a new, less invasive way to preserve and reshape tissue following breast cancer surgery. Read more

Filipino newcomers to Canada diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age and with more aggressive cancer, study finds

Filipinos who move to Canada are diagnosed with breast cancer at a younger age than women from other parts of East Asia or Caucasians, new research has found. Read more