Research Highlights

 

 
Jewish General Hospital pioneering new clinical trial to study treating breast cancer without surgery
The Jewish General Hospital is the first hospital in Canada to enroll a patient in an international clinical trial to determine whether some breast cancer patients can completely avoid surgery.

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Obesity, but not age at puberty, associated with increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis
An extensive genetic study conducted at the Lady Davis Institute finds that obesity, rather than early puberty, may be influencing increasing rates of multiple sclerosis.

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Scientific journals fail to enforce standards for reporting on clinical trials in non-regulated health care interventions
Surgery, rehabilitation, psychology, nursing, and nutrition journals fail to enforce registration standards for reporting on clinical trials of healthcare interventions: only 4% of primary trial outcomes c...

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Study shows potential misuse of off-label prescription of gabapentinoid drugs
Epidemiologists at the Lady Davis Institute discover that a drug frequently used as an alternative to opioids in treating pain carries some similar potential risks for patients.

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