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Requirement for Reporting of Drug Shortages Announced by Federal Government

In Vancouver today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Federal Minister of Health, announced regulations requiring drug manufacturers to publicly report drug shortages and provide advanced warning of anticipated shortages.

February 10, 2015

Immunotherapy as a Promising Cancer Treatment

The success of immunotherapy for some cancer patients was highlighted this month in The Globe and Mail.

January 31, 2015

Canadian Virtual Hospice – December 2014 Issue

As we approach the holiday season, Canadian Virtual Hospice places a spotlight on dignity for patients and families.

December 6, 2014

Novel Biomarker a New Predictor of Ovarian Cancer

‘A new biomarker predicts PARP response in ovarian cancer’ was released by MedScape today.

November 21, 2014

Elly Mayday on Global News

25-year-old Canadian model Elly Mayday shared her story of her diagnosis and presented at Benefits of Caring.

November 6, 2014

Ovarian Cancer Awareness on Shaw TV

Watch this Shaw TV segment with OVCARE and Malene Grotrian on the nature of ovarian cancer.

October 23, 2014

FDA Panel Recommends HPV Test As Replacement for Pap Smear

Experts voted 13-0 that Roche’s test was safe and effective as first step in cervical cancer screening.  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_145075.html  WEDNESDAY, March 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) — A U.S. Food and Drug … Continue reading

April 1, 2014

Can Doctors Be Taught How to Talk to Patients?

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/can-doctors-be-taught-how-to-talk-to-patients/?nl=health&emc=edit_hh_20140304  Recently one of us attended a daylong retreat designed to help doctors communicate more effectively with patients. The course was taught by a colleague with whom we had consulted … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Trends in the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

“…chemotherapy-induced neuropathy is a big, big problem; it is one of the more prominent toxicities we have with a number of commonly used chemotherapy agents, such as the platinum agents … Continue reading

March 17, 2014

Complementary and Alternative Therapies

CAMEO

Research in BC

The Injustices of Ovarian Cancer

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