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Oncology (Cancer Care)
The Oncology/Haematology outpatient clinic provides consultation, diagnosis and treatment for a wide-range of cancers such as lung, breast and colon. We also treat blood disorders. The clinic offers different types of treatment, including: chemotherapy (intravenous and oral), transfusions, and others.
The team is inter-disciplinary comprising of oncologists, haematologists, nurses, pharmacists, a social worker and clerical navigators. They provide highly specialized and individualized care for each patient.
Learn more about our Diagnostic Assessment Units.
Cancer Outpatient Services
*Physician referral is required for all cancer outpatient services.
Learn more about MGH's Oncology and Haematology Clinic, including what to bring to your appointment, what to expect and preparing for chemotherapy treatment.
Benign Haematology Clinic
Hematology covers a wide spectrum of disorders blood disorders. Some of these are mild, but some are challenging chronic conditions. The hematology team will work closely with you to ensure you get the best possible care.
For each visit to the Clinic, please bring:
- Ontario Health Card.
- Name, address and phone number of your family doctor, next of kin, and emergency contact.
- Family member or friend.
- A list of medicines you are currently taking.
Cancer Clinical Trials
A clinical trial is a research study that explores whether a new treatment, medication or device is safe and effective for patient use. These studies aim to provide information about possible side-effects of specific treatments and which medical interventions work best for specific illnesses or groups of people. Most of the standard cancer treatments used today were first shown to be effective through clinical trials.
- About clinical trials at Michael Garron Hospital
The oncology clinic at MGH supports a number of research projects by collaborating with pharmaceutical companies, academic groups including the Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) and other hospitals.
The oncology clinical trial team consists of doctors, pharmacists, a research coordinator and a regulatory/administrative assistant. The trials are approved, monitored and reviewed by Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board and the MGH Research Ethics Board. Regular monitoring and auditing also occurs by other agencies.
- What are the benefits of participating in a clinical trial?
It gives you the opportunity to receive the most advanced treatment options You may benefit from extra follow-up care You will help others by contributing to medical research and advancements in research
- How do I take a part in clinical trial?
Deciding to take part in a clinical trial is a decision that you, your loved ones, your doctor and healthcare team makes together. Ultimately, it is your choice to participate or not. Please speak to your oncologist if you are interested in participating in a clinical trial; they will determine if there is a trial that will benefit you.
For more information please contact the oncology clinical trial team:416-469-6580 ext. 6295.
- Clinical trial resources
Here are a few links to assist you:
Receiving a cancer diagnosis can be overwhelming and unfamiliar. That’s why many trusted organizations have created resources to help you through your journey. Here are a few links to assist you: