MORE PERSONALIZED TREATMENT OPTIONS THAN EVER BEFORE.
Did you know that there are over 200 different types of cancer? And even among those different types, no two tumors or diagnoses are exactly alike. With 1 in 2 Atlantic Canadians facing a cancer diagnosis in their lifetime, now more than ever, it is time to identify the most targeted and effective treatments for cancer patients at the QEII Health Sciences Centre.
In 2021, Ride for Cancer powered by BMO Bank of Montreal is leading the charge to introduce new cancer-fighting genetic sequencing technology at the QEII Health Sciences Centre that will be used to analyze the genes of thousands of tumour samples each year.
Better outcomes, fewer side effects, access to a new therapy or clinical trial are all benefits this technology brings to cancer patients, here at home. It can even spare patients from unnecessary treatments. This is a game-changer for those patients facing late-stage cancers.
In the fight against cancer, a patient’s tumour genetic make-up holds the key and with your support, the QEII can identify a personalized treatment plan by knowing how an individual’s cancer might progress and the treatment it may best respond to.