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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.

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.

Kullervo Hynynen, PhD, physical sciences research scientist

Karen LibermanAt 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.

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Centre for research in image-guided therapeutics

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Help fund CeRIGT, where our scientists are global leaders in the development of new imaging technologies.

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With our focus on minimally invasive treatments for even the most complicated diseases and conditions, we will eliminate the scalpel from the surgeon’s toolbox. We will find ways to detect disease earlier, and destroy it before it puts lives at risk.

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