• Research hospitals make Ontario Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter

    Healthier, Wealthier, Smarter: A Health Research Agenda for Patients, People and Prosperity

    Ontario’s research hospitals contribute to a healthier, wealthier, smarter Ontario by driving improved health care, at lower costs, fuelling a knowledge-based economy, and creating an environment to attract and retain the brightest minds to work in our province. Join us on June 1st to discussion the value of health research.

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    Economic Analysis Shows How to Avoid 3,000 Cases of Diabetes and Save the Health Care System $9+ Million

    A St. Michael’s study finds that patients taking certain statins face an increased risk of developing diabetes. If some patients took a lower potency statin, 3,000 cases of diabetes could be avoided. This could save $9+ million.

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    Game-Changing Research Finds New Class of Stem Cells, Could Help Treat Diseases from Cancer to Diabetes

    A global team led by Dr. Andras Nagy has discovered a new class of stem cells that could help to treat a myriad of degenerative diseases. This will affect future research, world-wide, in stem cells, cancer, fetal development and regenerative medicine.

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    A Patient’s Story: How Immunotherapy Fought Stage 4 Skin Cancer, and Won

    Trent Krajaefski received a devastating diagnosis of Stage 4 melanoma after an episode of sudden near blindness. He turned to the Princess Margaret’s Dr. David Hogg, who led a clinical trial to test a new treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Krajaefski tells his remarkable story to the Catalyst.

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CAHO Applauds CTO’s New ‘Streamlined’ Approach for Multi-Centre Clinical Trials in Ontario
On March 4, 2015 I had the opportunity to support a major announcement in our sector: A new ‘streamlined’ approach for the ethical review and oversight of multi-centre clinical trials in Ontario was launched on this day by Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO). Read more >
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Treatment Using Body’s Own Immune System Shows Promise in Hard-To-Treat Cancer
A clinician-scientist at the Princess Margaret has applied immunotherapy, which leverages the body’s own immune system, to an advanced case of melanoma, and turned a bleak prognosis on its head for an Air Force Captain. Read more >

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Game-Changing Research Finds New Class of Stem Cells, Could Help Treat Diseases from Cancer to Diabetes
A global team led by Mount Sinai’s Dr. Andras Nagy has discovered a new class of stem cells that could help to treat a myriad of degenerative diseases. This four-year project will profoundly affect future research, world-wide, in stem cells, cancer, fetal development and regenerative medicine. Read more >
A Patient’s Story: How Immunotherapy Fought Stage 4 Skin Cancer, and Won
Air Force Captain Trent Krajaefski received a devastating diagnosis of Stage 4 melanoma after an episode of sudden near blindness. He turned to the Princess Margaret’s Dr. David Hogg, who led a clinical trial to test a new treatment that uses the body’s own immune system to fight cancer. Today, the tumours have been reduced by 80%. Krajaefski tells his remarkable story to the Catalyst. Read more >
Research Drives New Policy on Blood Glucose Test Strips, Could Save System $100 Million
Research from St. Michael’s Hospital on the merits of costly blood glucose test strips has led to a new government policy to reduce their routine use in certain cases of Type 2 diabetes. This could save Ontario’s health care system almost $100 million over the next five years. Read more >
Rhodes Scholar and Advocate for the Elderly Recruited from Johns Hopkins
Mount Sinai and UHN recruited Dr. Samir Sinha in 2010 ‒ an expert from Johns Hopkins who quickly assumed a leadership role on elder care. Sinha is working to unlock the puzzle of sustainability by improving the care and quality of life for older patients while delivering health care savings. Read more >

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