Gynecologic oncology patient information

Some facts about the Gyn-Onc Health Information Service

  • A patient information service provided by your hospital librarians in partnership with the Gyn-Onc Division since 2007
  • Aiming to provide reliable, relevant and easy to understand patient/family centered health information focusing on your needs in various formats
  • Conveniently located in the Gyn-Onc Clinic (E728) during clinical hours on Monday mornings and Thursday afternoons, Health Sciences Library (A200).

In the News

CBC Radio Daybreak Montreal host Mike Finnerty interviews Dr. Susie Lau and her patient on their experience with the use of DigniCap during chemo.


Ovarian Cancer 101 Webinar (en français), Ovarian Cancer Canada
Dr. Susie Lau, 
 December 11, 2019. 

Stay Informed

The Gyn-Onc information service is physically closed, but will maintain virtually available as of Wednesday 18th March 2020 until further notice. We encourage you to consult the website. If you need additional assistance, please send us  an email.

 New web pageof resources on COVID-19 for cancer patients updated on Sept. 18, 2020.

JGH Chemo Symptom Management Hotline
(514) 3408222 x 25529

Nov. 09, 2020
Contemplating Cancer: a special series from the Cochrane UK
The series will run throughout November and will include blogs and a tweetchat on cancer-related topics. Visit the   for details about the event. Cochrane is a world leading non-profit organisation committed to making evidence generated through research useful for informing decisions about health. Click  for more information about Cochrane and Cochrane UK.

Oct. 19, 2020
Ovarian Cancer Canada National Symposium 
A Weekend of Awareness, Knowledge, Support and Connection
Oct. 23 and 24, 2020

Oct. 15, 2020
The Gyn-Onc Team is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of Maxine Rosenblatt (née Shapiro), Honorary Chairperson of Gloria's Girls. Here is the condolence message by the Team: 

"Dear dear Gloria’s Girls,

What a sad moment for all of us. Words truly would not make justice to adequately express what Maxine, Gloria’s Girls, Gloria, the family, mean to us …. but for us it will be a moment of silence, to celebrate their lives and all of your commitments and achievements, that are helping so many women and their families.

In memory, in respect, in love,
The Gyn Oncology Team"

Oct. 1, 2020
HPV Prevention Week Oct. 5 - 11, 2020
Human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination helps to prevent 3 types of gynecologic cancer including cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancer. The HPV vaccine can prevent more than 90% of the HPV‐related cancers when given at the recommended ages. Federation of Medical Women in Canada is hosting a series of Lunch & Learn seminars (12 - 1pm Eastern Time) during the HPV Prevention Week. To attend the sessions, click  .   

Sept. 21, 2020
Thank you for helping us raise the awareness of Ovarian Cancer with OCRA Graphics!

Sept. 18, 2020

Aug. 28, 2020

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month. Visit the  website, access and share a variety of patient education and promotional materials related to gynecologic cancers. 

On Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 Ovarian Cancer Canada Walk of Hope, the largest and the most powerful event of its kind in the country, will take place. In the context of the pandemic, this year's walk will be a virtual edition. Our support and cheers to Dr. Susie Lau, oncologist at the Gyn-Onc clinic, who will be one of the walkers, rain or shine! Consult the if you are interested in participating.  

Sept. 20 is the World Gynecologic Oncology Day (World GO Day). Visit the  and help raise the awareness of the women's cancers by sharing the website with those who you think may be in need.  


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