A Consultation Recording Service that allows patients to take home a recording of the conversation they had with their health care team.
The purchase of a new camera called a Molecular Imager ChemiDoc XRS System for researchers at CancerCare Manitoba. It is the most sensitive imaging machine using a supersensitive camera, for viewing molecules within cells. It allows the scientists to look closer at breast cancer tumours identifying specific proteins and genetic material.
Research projects such as understanding and exploiting tumour interactions. Dr. Michael Mowat studies how anticancer drugs affect both normal and tumour cells, resulting in adverse side effects. Another project is breast abnormality detection in remote communities. Dr. Stephen Pistorius and his team at CancerCare developed technology and techniques for early stage breast cancer detection.
Your efforts also made a direct impact on patients with breast cancer and their families by
supporting CancerCare Manitoba’s Breast & Gyne Cancer Centre of Hope (a resource centre); the Breast Check Screening Program, the Guardian Angel Caring Room wig program and patient education material.
Funds also supported upgrades to the mobile mammography units in addition to the purchase in 2010 of a new cargo van to transport the mobile mammography units across the province. This program enables more women access to breast cancer screening.
We are proud to say all our funds raised stay right here in Manitoba at CancerCare Manitoba
THANKS TO DONORS LIKE YOU, over the years, the Pledge Ride supported projects at CancerCare Manitoba making a difference in the lives of patients in our province. These projects include:
Clinical Trials at CancerCare Manitoba. A clinical trial is research involving people. The knowledge gained at a clinical trial benefits Manitobans by: enhancing patient care; provide early access to new cancer therapies and make new drugs available that are not yet commercially available, or make available some newer commercially available drugs whose cost is not yet covered.
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“The road to better health is paved with clinical research. It’s behind every pill, vaccine, diagnostic image, surgical procedure and medical treatment. Clinical research contributes to health care that’s based on real evidence, and it’s fundamental to keep improving our health care system.” Pamela Normandin, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Office of Research, Iowa Lutheran Hospital.