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My son is going back to school

By Jany Chauvat COVID-19 has brought many changes. Since March, we have had to adjust how we live our lives. As a survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, I had no choice but to adapt to the new health measures. Wearing a mask, limiting visits and all contact, washing my hands every ten minutes—it brought me right back to three years ago. It’s the life of an immunosuppressed person. Mine is a relativel...

The mental health challenges of living with cancer during COVID-19

Article originally published on September 11 in the Globe & Mail Mayra Husic in the meditation room and “healing space” she built in the back yard of her Montreal home. When the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered borders in March and forced Canadians inside their homes, Mayra Husic felt despondent. Her beloved yellow lab had recently died, and she found herself sleeping on the couch every night with her da...

Former McGill lineman Spera is battling a new foe — leukemia

Original article written by Herb Zurkowsky and published in the Montreal Gazette - Sept 5, 2020 Doctors have told the family no options remain and have given the 34-year-old six months to live. 'I'm scared a little bit. Scared how it's going to happen and what it's going to look like at the end.' Raffaele Spera Jr. with his wife, Cristina Bilbao, and children Damiano and Ariana at a park near thei...


Toronto, Ontario (September 1, 2020) – Leading experts from across the country are putting on a united front to help restart the stalled momentum of cancer research in Canada.   Dr. Florian Kuchenbauer, a clinician and blood cancer researcher in British Columbia is leading a newly formed Researcher Super Team – a group of scientists that have come together to help raise funds and advocate for the cri...