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A group of about 20 people sitting around a table in a boardroom. Many of them have their laptops open or looking toward a large screen at the front of the room that is displaying a presentation slide.

January 26, 2023

SickKids study demonstrates how comprehensive genetic sequencing informs a new standard of cancer care

SickKids Cancer Sequencing (KiCS) program conducts comprehensive sequencing for 300 young patients with cancer in first for Canadian precision oncology.

Clinical Nurse Specialist Lee-Anne Pires smiles in front of a light blue background with images of flowers and skylines.

January 19, 2023

How “Our Kind of Nursing” is adopting a strengths-based approach to care

SickKids is one of five institutions pioneering Strengths-based Nursing and Health Care — a new standard of care that recognizes the strengths of every member of a child’s care team.

(left to right) Dr. Ronald Cohn, Member of Parliament (MP) Adam van Koeverden, Dr. David Malkin, Dr. Jim Whitlock, Adrienne Co-Dyre, Helena Kirk, Dr. Fei-Fei Liu, MP Pam Damoff

January 18, 2023

Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium launches to advance research in paediatric cancer care

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is investing $23 million to establish the first Canadian Pediatric Cancer Consortium.

January 12, 2023

SickKids increasing surgical activity

SickKids has capacity to begin increasing surgical activity as of January 16.

Wideshot team in MRI with patient.

January 10, 2023

World first: Sunnybrook and SickKids clinical trial delivers chemotherapy to pediatric brain tumours using MRI-guided focused ultrasound

The first pediatric patient recently successfully underwent the procedure as part of a safety and feasibility clinical trial in children with this tumour.

A women holding an infant while a doctor with a clipboard sits in front of them.

January 9, 2023

Study finds higher pre-pregnancy body mass index may be linked with faster infant growth

A new study suggests preconception maternal body mass index may be associated with faster growth rates for infants up to four months old.

January 5, 2023

SickKids lifts Code Grey with 80 per cent of priority systems restored

The Code Grey that was called in response to a cybersecurity incident has been lifted with the vast majority of priority systems recovered.

January 1, 2023

SickKids aware of and assessing decryptor following cybersecurity incident

SickKids is currently assessing the use of a decryptor given restoration efforts are progressing well.

December 31, 2022

Specialty Food Shop and Infant and Early Mental Health Promotion websites temporarily unavailable

Websites proactively taken down after detection of unusual activity.

December 29, 2022

Many SickKids systems restored following cybersecurity incident

Almost 50 per cent of priority systems have been successfully restored following the cybersecurity incident and others are in progress.

December 23, 2022

SickKids restoration efforts continue from cybersecurity incident

Clinical and technical teams are working hard to bring systems back online.

December 22, 2022

Update on SickKids response to cybersecurity incident

Impacted systems may be offline for a prolonged time but patient care is continuing.

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