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New WCRI Research Makes International Headlines – A groundbreaking study shows approximately 1 per cent of Jewish women in Ontario carry a genetic mutation that significantly increases their risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer. > MORE

WCH in the Media

The LA Times Health Blog, along with several Canadian media outlets, featured breast cancer research by Dr. Steven Narod. Click here to view the article. 

Dr. Lorraine Lipscombe was featured in the Globe and Mail discussing her new research on the impact of income on diabetes patients.  To view the story, click here.

An article about Women’s College Hospital’s focus on sex and gender differences is featured in the January Issue of Hospital News.  Copies can be found in newspaper boxes in and around hospitals across the country.

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New WCRI Study Shows Income Affects Health of Patients With Diabetes
The death rate from diabetes has declined in Ontario, but those with lower incomes continue to have a higher mortality rate than their wealthier counterparts. > MORE

From the WCHF

Grape to Glass, Thursday, Feb. 18, 7 p.m. to midnight, The Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District

“Penicillin cures, but wine makes people happy.” - Alexander Fleming, discoverer of Pencillin

neWCHapter, Women’s College Hospital Foundation’s future leader’s program, is excited to announce its first gala event Grape to Glass, wine tasting and silent auction in support of Women’s College Hospital Foundation. All proceeds will go towards the capital redevelopment of the hospital. For more information on this event and to purchase tickets please visit

Take Note

New Executive Director Reflects the Innovative Focus of Family Practice at WCH – Women’s College Hospital welcomes Corry Thomas. > MORE

Enhancing Patient Safety in Ambulatory Surgery – Women’s College Hospital’s surgical team is implementing the Surgical Safety Checklist, a global initiative by the World Health Organization. > MORE