Areas of need, research
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Research is the engine that powers life-saving innovation at Sunnybrook, leading to better care for patients here and beyond.

  • Our scientists led the invention of digital mammography imaging to hunt breast cancer with precision.
  • Our research provided the first proof that using a cellphone while driving increases the risk of a motor vehicle collision fourfold, which has affected laws in more than 50 countries.
  • We designed Ontario's Colorectal Screening Program, saving countless lives in the province each year.

Kullervo Hynynen, PhD, physical sciences research scientist

Dr. HynynenAt Harvard, Dr. Hynynen began a revolution in medicine that will make invasive surgery obsolete. At Sunnybrook, he'll finish what he started.

"Sunnybrook's world-renowned team of scientists are committed to collaboration, and the culture here lets scientists explore their fields with unparalleled freedom. This environment lets scientists make real progress," says Kullervo.

Tomorrow, we will discover ways to treat the untreatable. But we need help. Support from the community allows us to recruit the best minds and purchase the best, most advanced equipment required to conduct life-saving research that will change the way patients are treated at Sunnybrook and beyond.