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20/03/2017
Long-term limitations imposed on patients with pulmonary embolism
New clinical study, led by the Jewish General Hospital, determines that close to half of patients who suffer a blood clot in their lung will experience exercise limitations at one year.

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26/01/2017
Study concludes that androgen deprivation therapy is not associated with increased risk of Alzheimer disease in patients with prostate cancer
Researchers at the Lady Davis Institute have concluded that methodological issues were responsible for an earlier study’s controversial finding that a common treatment for late stage prostate cancer was associated with Alzheimer disease and other forms of dementia. Their more robust work has concluded that no such association exists.

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09/01/2017
Association between certain antidepressants and the risk of intracranial bleeding
An investigation conducted at the Lady Davis Institute has shown that one of the effects of a particular type of antidepressant is to increase the risk of spontaneous intracranial hemorrhage.

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14/12/2016
Significant advance in understanding the disparity in prognosis between men and women in melanoma
Men with melanoma have a much poorer prognosis than women. Research conducted at the Lady Davis Institute has uncovered a biological mechanism to explain the phenomenon.

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13/12/2016
Exactis Innovation brings together Quebec cancer centres to increase patient access to personalized cancer therapy
Unique digital cancer registry “Personalize My Treatment” stores genetic and molecular data to match cancer patients to clinical trials.

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05/12/2016
Recruiting for clinical study of e-cigarettes as a tool to help smokers quit
Despite their best efforts, only 10 to 20% of smokers successfully quit long-term. A new clinical trial seeks to determine whether electronic cigarettes can improve those odds.

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22/11/2016
Men have a lot to learn about their own fertility
Men generally have limited awareness of those factors that may contribute to their infertility, according to a survey conducted by researchers at the Lady Davis Institute.

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14/11/2016
Research uncovers specific genetic factor responsible for serious under-diagnosis of type 2 diabetes in Inuit population
The discovery of a genetic variation unique to Inuit people raises concerns that diabetes may be significantly under-diagnosed in northern communities, putting more Inuit at risk for the serious complications that result when the disease goes untreated.

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21/09/2016
Launch of Largest Canadian study on Dementia
The Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA) is launching its signature clinical study, the Comprehensive Assessment of Neurodegeneration and Dementia (COMPASS-ND). Over the next two years, the study will enroll 1600 participants between the ages of 50 and 90 with memory problems from 30 sites across Canada.The goal will be to learn about who is at risk of developing dementia, how early it can be detected and what tests are most effective at detecting it.

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12/09/2016
CNODES success affirmed in five year renewal
Five years ago, the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES) was launched as a national collaboration of researchers to monitor after-market drug safety and effectiveness. Its achievements, under the leadership of Dr. Samy Suissa, Director of the Centre for Clinical Epidemiology, convinced the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) to renew its mandate for another five year term.

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