Provincial Funding for PanCuRx Initiative, led by Dr. Steven Gallinger, Announced Today

Ontario’s Minister of Research, Innovation and Science, today announced the launch of 5 cross-disciplinary, multi-institutional Translational Research Initiatives (TRIs), each focused on a single type of, or treatment approach to cancer. Dr. Steven Gallinger, Toronto Faculty and Head of HPB at UHN, leads the TRI pancreas cancer initiative, called PanCuRx, which was selected as one of the 5 TRIs. Read more on today’s announcement here: https://news.oicr.on.ca/2017/05/oicr-launches-five-large-scale-ontario-research-initiatives-to-combat-some-of-the-most-deadly-cancers/  ...

Dr. Gonzalo Sapisochin Examines Radiotherapy vs. TACE or RFA as a Bridge to Transplant for HCC Patients

Dr. Sapisochin’s recent publication in the Journal of Hepatology provides and intention-to-treat analysis of stereotactic body radiotherapy versus TACE or RFA as a bridge to transplant in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. The paper was written in collaboration with other Toronto Faculty members including, HPB Fellowship Director, Dr. Paul Greig, as well as Senior Transplant Fellow, Dr. Nicolas Goldaracena. The abstract is available at the following link: Stereotactic body radiotherapy versus TACE or RFA as a bridge to transplant in patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. An intention-to-treat analysis....

Dr. Paul Greig, Inaugural Recipient of the Bryce R. Taylor Mentorship Award from The Department of Surgery, University of Toronto

At the Department of Surgery’s Annual Gallie Day Dinner, Dr. Paul Greig was announced as the recipient of the Bryce R. Taylor Mentorship Award. In his acceptance speech he acknowledged the remarkable contribution Dr. Taylor has made not only to his own personal and surgical growth, but also to the Department through his mentoring at all levels: students, residents, Fellows, junior staff and colleagues. To highlight the importance of Mentorship as being a key contributor to a fulfilling academic career, the Department of Surgery has established the Bryce Taylor Mentorship Award in 2017 to recognize those faculty members who emulate the traits that Dr. Taylor exhibited throughout his long and illustrious career at the University of Toronto. Dr. Bryce Taylor, former Surgeon in Chief at the University Health Network and Associate Chair in the Department of Surgery, has been described as being a naturally gifted clinical surgeon and educator with a reputation  for mentoring students, residents, fellows and, in particular, faculty.  Dr. Taylor was known for providing sage advice and counsel to countless medical professionals. He was considered, by all accounts, to be the quintessential role model for professionalism in surgery and trained generations of surgeons....

Dr. Lucas McCormack – 2017 Mummenhoff Distinguished Guest Lecturer

Dr. Lucas McCormack, Head of Liver Surgery and Trasnplantation at Hospital Aleman de Buenos Aires in Argentina, spoke to Toronto Faculty, Fellows and Residents this morning on how to improve Liver Transplantation for HCC in Argentina. This annual Toronto lecture is hosted by the Multi-Organ Tranpslant Program and  supported by a generous donation form Jürgen Mummenhoff &...