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2801, 2019

RVH doc publishes in the New England Journal of Medicine

By |January 28th, 2019|0 Comments

Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program oncologist Dr. Robert El-Maraghi, along with Principal Investigators Drs. Phil Wells and Marc Carrier of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute and other AVERT investigators, have recently published in the December 4, 2018 e-print edition of the New England Journal of Medicine (due out in print on February 21, 2019) The study, a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial supported by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Bristol-Myers Squibb–Pfizer Alliance, evaluated the safety and efficiacy of apixaban thromboprophylaxis in ambulatory cancer patients who were starting chemotherapy and were at intermediate-to-high risk for venous thromboembolism. Apixaban, an oral anticoagulant used to prevent strokes and blood clots in patients with atrial [...]

1608, 2018

Ensuring patient safety during radiation treatment

By |August 16th, 2018|0 Comments

Kyle Malkoske, the head medical physicist in the Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program in Barrie, Ontario, is the lead author for the recently published technical quality control guidelines for radiation treatment centres (J Appl Clin Med Phys. 2018 Mar; 19(2): 44–47).  The guidelines are intended to "outline the performance objectives that equipment should meet in order to ensure an acceptable level of radiation treatment quality" for patients.  As a member of the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists, Dr. Malkoske and his colleagues, along with clinical experts in radiation oncology and radiation technology, are working to ensure the "universal availability of high [...]