More people to get access to life-saving stem cell transplants
Ontario is investing in a new facility at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre that will offer specialized treatment for people with blood cancers such as leukemia.
Premier Kathleen Wynne was at Sunnybrook to announce the government's support for a new Complex Malignant Haematology (CMH) site. Sunnybrook will become the second hospital in the Greater Toronto Area — along with Princess Margaret Cancer Centre — to provide a full range of potentially life-saving CMH services, including stem cell transplants.
"This is a life-saving investment," says Dr. Barry McLellan, President and CEO, Sunnybrook. "We are grateful to the Ontario government for the funding to provide care and build a new state-of-the-art facility for patients who are afflicted with this serious illness."