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Hamilton Health Sciences gala supports research projects

Mar 6, 2017
Guylaine Spencer

Dr. Denise Bryant-Lukosius’ research study was one of four projects honoured at the Hamilton Health Science’s Foundation Gala 2017 at the Hamilton Convention Centre on March 4. The annual gala raises funds to support research spanning the spectrum of clinical care and programs.  

Byrant-Lukosis’ project focusses on cancer care. She is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing, and a Nurse Clinician Scientist at Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre. She and Dr. Rosalyn Juergens (Head, Cancer Clinical Trials at Juravinski) are co-leading the study, “Patient Empowerment and New Models of Personalized Cancer Care”. 

“Precision medicine involving personalized care will revolutionize treatment for patients diagnosed with cancer within the next few years,” says Bryant-Lukosius. “New models of cancer care are required to deliver these new treatments and to effectively meet patient health needs. Strategies to empower and actively engage patients in their cancer care will be major features of these new models. This first stage research project will examine the experiences and perspectives of patients, nurses and other health care providers about precision medicine in order to inform the development and evaluation of a new model of care. The interpretation and transferability of study findings to other patient populations and practice settings will be strengthened through multi-site collaboration with international colleagues.” 

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