Technology developed at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute can provide a new window into whether or not patients are responding to treatment for advanced ovarian cancer. A multi-centre clinical trial has demonstrated that CT Perfusion, which measures blood flow and blood volume to tumours associated with ovarian cancer, can provide an accurate prediction of how well a treatment is working, allowing physicians the opportunity to better plan treatment.
Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation is an opportunity to celebrate the impact of health research over the last 150 years. In recognition, Lawson has launched a Canada 150 website (www.lawsonresearch.ca/canada150) to celebrate our past, our present and to look forward to how Lawson research can shape the future of health care.
Lawson researchers are the first in the world testing a triple intervention aimed at treating mild cognitive impairment and delaying the onset of dementia. The clinical trial is one of the research stories featured in St. Joseph’s 2016-2017 Annual Report.
St. Joseph’s Health Care London’s 2016-2017 Annual Report features stories of care, recovery, discovery, teaching and resiliency – of care teams, patients, residents, and their families.
Included in the 2016-2017 Annual Report are the following research stories: