Princess Margaret Hospital

About the PMH Cancer Program

We offer comprehensive, multi-disciplinary cancer care in 14 disease sites:
Breast Lymphoma
Lung Pediatric
Gastrointestinal Pediatric
Gynecologic Leukemia
Genitourinary Eye
Head and Neck Endocrine
Central Nervous System Skin

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Our Facilities
Our facilities include:
A systemic therapy suite with 76 treatment spaces
2 surgical operating rooms in the Princess Margaret Hospital
A photopheresis unit
Gamma Knife Perfexion unit
3 CT simulators
1 PET/CT simulator
1 MR simulator
The program has 130 inpatient beds offering patient care in:
Malignant Hematology
Bone Marrow Transplantation
Acute Palliative Care
Medical oncology
Radiation oncology
Surgical oncology

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Patient Care:
In 2007/08, the PMH Cancer Program saw 12,430 new cancer patients, and provided:
6,447 cancer surgeries
28,006 outpatient chemotherapy treatments
9,411 radiation courses
147, 292 radiation treatment fractions
255 stem cell transplants
190,181 ambulatory clinic visits
1 MR simulator
We offer a wide range of specialized cancer services including:
Investigational new drug program
Leukemia Program
Myeloma Program
Complex reconstructive cancer surgery
Hepatobiliary oncology, including transplant reconstruction
Head and neck surgery
Spine surgery
Minimally invasive surgery
Intensity-modulated radiation therapy
Cranial and extrcranial stereotactic radiation therapy
Radiosurgery
Brachytherapy

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Our People:
The program is home to:
1,178 employees who support clinical care, including pharmacists, lab techs and medical imaging personnel, but excluding housekeepers, proters, plant maintenance people etc.
1,171 people working on and supporting research a the Ontario Cancer Institute
We have multidisciplinary specialists in the following areas:
Surgical Oncology
50 surgical oncologists
21 fellows
Medical Oncology
48 medical oncologists
26 fellows
Radiation Oncology
36 radiation oncologists
30 physicists
160 radiation therapists
20 clinical fellows
Psychosocial Oncology
5 palliative oncology physicians
6 psychiatrists
5 psychologists
Nursing Oncology
400 Registered nurses
14 Advanced Practice Nurses
5 Nurse Managers
4 Clinical Educators

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Cancer Research

The Ontario Cancer Institute, located at the Princess Margaret Hospital, includes the Advanced Medical Discovery Institute and the Campbell Family Institute for Breast Cancer Research and has:

168 researchers
379 trainees
461 technical/support staff
389,00 square feet of research space
553 total publications
$102,854,000 of external research funding
The program offers comprehensive cancer care from screening to palliative care, with specialized programs for cancer patients and their families in:
Patient Education
Survivorship
Healing Beyond the Body volunteer program
THe PMH Cancer Program is the largest training program in Canada for new cancer professionals with:
Over 100 residents
Over 79 Fellows
Over 100 Nursing students
200 undergraduate students

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