The QEII Cancer Therapy Preparation Lab is now a state-of-the-art space with cutting-edge equipment and technology, thanks to donor support.
FASTER. BETTER. STRONGER.
THE QEII'S NEW CANCER THERAPY PREPARATION LAB
Philanthropy helps bring possibilities to life, and it is felt across the QEII Health Sciences Centre, in care areas like the Cancer Therapy Preparation Lab.
Every day, between 120 and 150 lifesaving doses of chemotherapy and systemic are prepared for cancer patients receiving treatment at the QEII. And donor generosity is felt in every dose delivered to patients.
Each year, 7,000 Nova Scotians are diagnosed with cancer. Nearly half of these people will need chemotherapy as part of their treatment plan. It’s in the Cancer Therapy Preparation Lab where these specialized doses are prepared and tailored to each individual patient, ensuring the most personalized care possible.
Through donor support, the lab now has double the capacity and access to advanced technology, meaning the team of pharmacists and pharmacy practice assistants (PPAs) can deliver lifesaving doses faster and provide new care options for patients and their families.
Improved workflow also creates more opportunity for innovation through clinical trials, allowing the QEII to test more novel therapies and help ensure patient access to the latest groundbreaking treatments and opportunities.
This milestone was made possible by 14,596 QEII Foundation and BMO Ride for Cancer donors who, together, contributed $2 million to make this cutting-edge space possible. It's a prime example of our $100-million We Are campaign at work.
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