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Word Cancer Day, February 4, 2018

The JGH has broken the Canadian record for access to treatment for all types of cancer

The Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital has doubled the access to research protocols for individuals who have all types of cancer. In 2017, these treatment protocols resulted in a level of effectiveness that was the highest ever recorded in Canada.

At the JGH, we have recruited more than 10% of patients into clinical trials, which is significantly higher than the Canadian average of 5%. This has given many more patients access to new and promising treatments. In 2017, we found that more experimental treatments proved effective than in previous years. These results are reflective of a very optimistic outlook in the fight against cancer.

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