Archive for: Q & A

Dr. Saad

What clinicians need to know about prostate cancer: An interview with Dr. Fred Saad

Dr. Fred Saad is professor and chair of urology at the University of Montreal Hospital Centre, and he holds the University of Montreal endowed chair in prostate cancer research.

Dr Peter Chung

What clinicians need to know about prostate cancer: An interview with Dr. Peter Chung

Dr. Peter Chung is a radiation oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre who treats patients with prostate cancer.

Lisa Di Prospero

Smoking cessation and cancer care at the Odette Cancer Centre

Lisa Di Prospero, Regional Co-lead of Smoking Cessation at Toronto’s Odette Cancer Centre, discusses how the Centre integrates smoking cessation into cancer care.

Dr. Peter Selby

Quitting is a process, not an event

“People relapse because of the way cigarettes ingrain themselves in their minds.” Dr. Peter Selby, Chief of the Addictions Division at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto.

Engaging Emerging Leaders in Cancer Control (E2C2)

Carleton student leaders tackle tobacco on campus

It’s about spreading the message that our day-to-day choices in life can have a huge impact on our long-term health.

Dr. Andrew Pipe

We can do better

“I continue to be amazed that many clinicians still view smoking as a habit. It is not a habit.” Dr. Andrew Pipe, Chief of the Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Ottawa.

Laura Mitchell

Q&A with Laura Mitchell

Laura Mitchell, a Clinical Nurse Specialist in the Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology Program at Princess Margaret Hospital, talks about her role in helping young adults and their families deal with the changes a cancer diagnosis brings to their lives.

Anne Marie Nicol

Odourless. Tasteless. Dangerous.

“We need to be talking about radon as a radioactive substance rather than just a gas.” Anne-Marie Nicol, Principal Investigator at CAREX Canada, talks about the importance of having homes and workplaces tested for radon.

Alan Whitehead

Janet’s story

“It’s really an easy problem to fix, you just have to know that it needs to be done.” Alan Whitehead, President and CEO of Radon Environmental, talks about his wife Janet’s lung cancer, and how he suspects it was radon induced.

Dr. Catherine Dubé

Any recommended screening is good screening

Dr. Catherine Dubé talks about the importance of colon cancer screening for all Canadians over age 50

Dr. James Downar

Coming to terms with death

“I’ve been in end-of-life situations where the relatives brought in margaritas and we had a beach party for somebody who was dying because that’s what he always wanted.” Critical care and palliative care physician Dr. James Downar talks about the importance of communication in palliative care.

Dr. Sandy Buchman

Helping patients help themselves

“Will you look after me? I’m sick and it’s too far.” Dr. Sandy Buchman, physician at the Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, lays out the principles of good palliative care, and the top 7 things physicians, patients and their families should know that they probably don’t.