Towards earlier detection and personalized diagnosis in Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS): a SEAMO-driven initiative of the Canadian MDS Consortium
M. Rauh

Cancer Care Michael Rauh 613-533-2818 michael.rauh@queensu.ca SEAMO, Kingston General Hospital, Queen's UniversityWith funds from the AHSC AFP Innovation Fund, we have successfully established the Queen’s Lab for Personalized Myeloid Cancer Pathology and Research (QMyPath – http://www.queensu.ca/rauhlab ).  We have designed a high-throughput, next-generation DNA sequencing assay and have demonstrated...

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Transfer of Emergency Department Boarders to Inpatient Hallways and Outcomes of Oncology Patients’ Increased Satisfaction
Matthew Cheung

Cancer Care Matthew Cheung Matthew.Cheung@Sunnybrook.ca 416-480-4928 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto Presented By: Harsh Naik (research assistant) At Sunnybrook, a policy implemented to ease ED crowding by moving admitted patients into hallway beds or off-service beds. A policy of hallway admission does not appear to compromise patient...

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Evaluation of effectiveness of Palliative Care Initiatives to Reduce Hospital Utilization
Raymond Viola

Cancer Care Raymond Viola rav@queensu.ca 613-549-6666, ext 3223 613-548-2485 Division of Palliative Medicine, Department of Medicine, Queen's UniversityThis project evaluates two initiatives introduced in the homes of terminally ill patients in southeastern Ontario with respect to their potential impact on hospital avoidance by patients receiving palliative care home-based services....

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Improving access to Papanicolaou testing for people with HIV through nursing scope optimization (Pap Study): A Pilot Study
Mona Loutfy & Angela Underhill

Cancer Care Mona Loutfy mona.loutfy@wchospital.ca 416-725-9566 Women's College Hospital Angela Underhill angela.underhill@wchospital.ca Women's College Hospital We have already begun to see the impact of this project. At the micro level, 9 nurses at 4 clinics completed comprehensive training for Papanicolaou testing, which has increased their skills and enhanced their efficacy...

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Outliers: A study of factors influencing progression free and overall survival among women with metastatic HER2 positive breast cancer treated with trastuzumab (Herceptin)
Kathleen Pritchard

Cancer Care Kathleen Pritchard kathy.pritchard@sunnybrook.ca  416-480-4616 Sunnybrook Odette Cancer CentreThis study has promise to greatly improve our understanding of HER2 positive breast cancer biology and drug resistance.  Our current ability to predict response to trastuzumab and other anti-HER2 based therapies is limited. Therefore, we propose a large clinical translational...

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The Cancer Survivorship Ambulatory Clinic: A Multi-disciplinary, Inter-professional, and Virtual Follow-up Network for Cancer Survivors
Simron Singh

Cancer Care Simron Singh Simron.Singh@Sunnybrook.ca 416-480-4928 Matthew Cheung Matthew.Cheung@Sunnybrook.ca 416-480-4928 Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of TorontoAdvances in the treatment of Hodgkin’s and Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL/NHL) and colorectal cancer (CRC) have resulted in increasing cure rates and a growing population of long-term cancer survivors. The Transition Care Clinic (TCC),...

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The evaluation of a LHIN4 practice guideline for completion axillary lymph node dissection in breast cancer surgery
Peter Lovrics

Cancer Care Peter Lovrics lovricsp@mcmaster.ca 905-521-6060 cornacs@mcmaster.ca Hamilton Academic Health Sciences OrganizationRecent evidence form the ACOSOC Z0011 trial and dissemination of a LHIN4 regional guideline for completion axillary node dissection (cALND) were associated with a marked decrease in cALND after positive sentinel node biopsy (SNB), even among some cases...

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The Quality Improvement in Colorectal Cancer in Local Health Integration Network 4 (LHIN4) Project (QICC-L4)
Marko Simunovic

Cancer Care Marko Simunovic simunovi@hhsc.ca 905-575-6375 grubac@hhsc.ca      \ 905-527-4322 ext 67165 Hamilton Academic Health Sciences OrganizationThe QICC-L4 is designed to optimize colorectal cancer surgical care in all LHIN4 hospitals by creating interventions that support surgeons at key points of care. A recent audit of data from LHIN4 hospitals demonstrated that...

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