A Message from Dr. Jim Woodgett
Researchers at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital continue to push the boundaries of discovery, and in turn bring new insights helping to create the best medicine. Here, researchers and clinicians work together to identify healthcare challenges and together we apply our knowledge to patient care.
Research does indeed create the best medicine.
As a hospital we’re dedicated to providing the very best patient care, informed by world-class research. Since 1985, the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute has achieved great insights into understanding diabetes, cancer biology, epidemiology (population health), stem cell research, women’s and infants’ health, neurobiology and systems biology.
In early 2009 the world learned of two great Lunenfeld discoveries poised to change the future of health care:
In March, Lunenfeld researcher Dr. Andras Nagy discovered a new method of creating stem cells that could lead to possible cures for devastating diseases including spinal cord injury, macular degeneration, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.
In February, Lunenfeld researcher Dr. Jeff Wrana unveiled a new technology tool that analyzes breast cancer tumours to determine a patient’s best treatment options, and can predict with more than 80 per cent accuracy a patient’s chance of recovering from breast cancer.
Lunenfeld investigators continue to make great strides in gaining new ground in understanding the causes and future treatment of many diseases and conditions that affect so many Canadians.
But our research efforts and achievements are only possible through the generous support of our donors.
We look forward to gaining your support to enable our researchers to accelerate the pace of discovery and contribute to the best medicine today — and tomorrow.
|Dr. Jim Woodgett |
|Director of Research|
|Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute|
|Mount Sinai Hospital|