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Why cancer care isn’t ‘one-size-fits-all’ from one country to another

Six years ago, when Dr. Fabio Ynoe de Moraes was a resident in radiation oncology in São Paulo, he began to ask questions about cancer patients’ access to radiation in Brazil. How many LINAC systems (linear accelerator radiation machines) were there in the country? Where were they?

Before the ban: Remembering Black Medical Alumni

If you have been following my blog for the last year, you may be aware that in 2018, it was brought to light that the Queen’s School of Medicine (then Faculty of Medicine) banned Black students in 1918. And while the ban had not been enforced since 1965, it remained on the University’s books as an official policy. So in October 2018, the Queen’s University Senate formally repealed the ban on black medical students. But I knew that we needed to do more.

Uncovering a human rights crisis in Haiti – what happens next?

Since the beginning of her career as a physician, Susan Bartels has felt a pull toward social justice, and to addressing the broader issues of health care inequity around the world.

It’s no surprise, then, that her latest research into the impact of the long-standing UN peacekeeping presence in Haiti follows that same trajectory.

This Queen’s oncologist is moving mountains to improve cancer care

Mountains in NepalThe Himalayan country of Nepal has a population of 33 million. And yet there are  less than 20 medical oncologists in the country to treat the rising rates of cancer among the Nepalese people. If you compare that to Canada, there is quite a difference.

Dr. Janet Dancey appointed to second term as Director, Canadian Cancer Trials Group & Edith and Carla Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dean Richard Reznick is pleased to announce that Tom Harris, Interim Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) at Queen’s University, has appointed Dr. Janet Dancey to a second term as Director, Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG), and the Edith and Carla Eisenhauer Chair in Clinical Cancer Research. The re-appointment in both roles is effective September 1, 2019 through to June 30, 2024.

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