Drs. Stewart Gaede and Gerald Wisenberg

Dr. Stewart Gaede (left) and Dr. Gerald Wisenberg (right) are recipients of Lawson’s 2017 Strategic Research Fund (SRF). 

Is radiation therapy causing cardiovascular disease in breast cancer survivors?

LHSC: London Regional Cancer Program - 

Announced at the 2017 Lawson Impact Awards, Drs. Stewart Gaede and Gerald Wisenberg were recipients of Lawson’s annual Strategic Research Fund (SRF) competition. With their project, “Assessing acute cardiac inflammation after left-sided breast cancer radiotherapy with hybrid PET/MRI,” the Lawson researchers will explore the cardiovascular effects of radiation therapy for left-sided breast cancer.

A representation of the anatomic technical considerations when completing lymph node dissection in the retroperitoneum

A representation of the anatomic technical considerations when completing lymph node dissection in the retroperitoneum, where surgeons locate lymph nodes most commonly affected by testicular cancer that has spread.

Dr. Nicholas Power is studying the nerves involved in fertility that are affected in this surgery

LHSC: Victoria Hospital - 

When patients with testicular cancer undergo lymph node removal surgery there is a risk that their fertility will be affected if proper nerve sparing techniques are not used. Up to 75 per cent of men will not be able to father children if they receive the surgery without these techniques.

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