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They are partners with a passion for a cure. The Canadian Cancer Society has joined forces with the London Regional Cancer Society and the London Health Sciences Centre Foundation. Catherine Zeisner is a thyroid cancer survivor who took part in the survivor victory lap in the 2011 Relay For Life. She was on hand as they announced the new partnership which should bring more teams and more funds to the Relay For Life. The 12-hour overnight circuit around TD Waterhouse Stadium will start on June 15th this year. With corporate sponsors covering expenses organizers say all money raised will go directly to cancer treatment care and research.
A new life and a new beginning for the London Health Sciences Centre. Meet Rowen Boultbee, she was born at 56 minutes past midnight. And she’s the first baby born at the Victoria Hospital’s new north tower. Rowen is about to get a lot more company as finishing touches are being put on this weekend’s massive transfer of all obstetrical care services from St. Joseph’s hospital. For Rowen’s proud parents, it’s nice to be number one.
It’s a world first for the London Health Sciences Centre. Heart surgeons used the Da Vinci robot to repair a hole in a patient’s heart caused by a pacemaker complication. You can see the procedure being performed by going to our /A \ Health and Home website. The hole was the result by a pacemaker lead that had perforated the wall of the heart. Conventional treatment involves open chest surgery. But using the robot, doctors were able to perform a minimally invasive procedure to pull the pacemaker lead back into place and close the hole in the heart. The patient was able to go home after only two days in hospital.
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From Owen Sound, to London, to Windsor. A new state of the art lab at the London Health Sciences Centre brings together medical minds and state of the art technology under one roof to serve a large community. And today, it was being shown off.