Donors who attend or contribute to TASTINGS raise funds for London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) leading edge care and research. Highlighted below are some examples of our community’s collaborative impact on patient care at LHSC.
Proudly Supported Cancer Research
TASTINGS has supported various activities within the Head and Neck Cancer Research Program, including: the program’s recent participation in a global study that reveals new insights into the cause and structure of one of the most aggressive, and most lethal, cancers; as well as, a world’s first clinical trial comparing surgery versus radiation for a specific thyroid cancer that specifically focuses on a patient’s quality of life.
Purchased New Genetic Testing Equipment for Cancer Treatment
Thanks to the funds raised at TASTINGS, LHSC's London Regional Cancer Program purchased the MiSeq Genome Sequencer which has sparked investment in additional equipment and talent. As a result, more samples are tested simultaneously on-site, eliminating patient wait time from four months to weeks, and lowering costs associated with sending samples out of town.
Supported Renovations Inside London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP)
TASTINGS, alongside many donors within the community, has contributed to transforming LRCP into a patient-focused facility to address patient volume, comfort, and access to care.