The Shirley and Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer Centre at Health Sciences North (HSN) is a special place – a place you might not realize is special until you’ve been there, or until you or a loved one are in needs of its services. It is one of fourteen regional cancer programs in Ontario, having been ranked number 1 on quality improvement indicators. The Cancer Centre currently receives over 3000 new cancer patients each year and conducts approximately 17,000 chemotherapy visits and 38,000 radiation therapy visits, saving Northeastern Ontario residents afflicted with cancer and their families the cost and inconvenience of traveling for treatment.
The Cancer Centre has a team of world-renowned oncologists, scientists and researchers who work on a variety of research and clinical trials that regularly attract the attention of the international medical community.
The Northern Cancer Foundation aims to make a big impact on the cancer care experience through the support of life-changing, local cancer research and clinical trials and vital equipment purchases.
Thanks to the generosity of our community, patients in Northeastern Ontario have access to timely and quality cancer care, close to home.
“Having the support from my friends and family while being close to home for my cancer treatment was a blessing. After my diagnosis with stage three breast cancer, I wasn’t sure what the future would hold for me. Every time I went for treatment at the Shirley and Jim Fielding Northeast Cancer, I felt welcomed by the staff and volunteers and knew I was in the right place.”
-Sonia, Cancer Survivor
With your support, we will also continue to propel medical advancements through our innovative cancer research that is focused on earlier detection, prevention and more effective treatments and cures for people in our community and beyond.