Imagine if new information doctors learn from treating a cancer patient here could be immediately available to help tailor a treatment for someone in St. John or iqualouit? That’s the idea behind $150 million item in Last week’s pre-election budget. The money will create a Marathon of Hope Cancer network in the name of Terry Fox so cancer centres, from coast to coast, can share data to personalize therapies using the newest “Precision Medicine”. Libby talked with Dr. Victor Ling President and Scientific Director of TFRI about what it will mean for patients.
And – Buffy Sainte Marie is an iconic Canadian singer author and activist famous for her peace anthem “Universal Soldier.” The song was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of fame in 2005. Now the writer is about to receive the same honour. Libby chatted with Buffy Sainte Marie after she got the news.