Experts from the Jewish General Hospital to host CIHR Café scientifique about blood clots on Thursday March 29

20 March 2012

Montreal, QC -

What cancer patients need to know about blood clots

Too many patients with cancer develop blood clots in the deep veins of their legs and lungs (known as venous thrombosis) that can delay and complicate their cancer treatments. A panel of thrombosis experts from the Jewish General Hospital will present a free CIHR Café scientifique on this topic on Thursday March 29, 2012 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Java U Côtes-des-Neiges (5620 Cote-des-Neiges, corner Dupuis).

Featured presenters include: Dr. Vicky Tagalakis, internist and researcher; Dr. Mark Blostein, hematologist and researcher; Jessica Emed, clinical nurse specialist in thrombosis; and moderator Dr. Susan Kahn, Director of the JGH Trombosis Program and Professor of Medicine at McGill University.

The panellists will discuss what causes venous thrombosis in cancer patients and what can be done to reduce the risk.

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research created the Café scientifique to offer insight into health-related issues of popular interest to the general public, to provoke questions and provide answers. These gatherings are all about accessibility and interaction between the public and experts. Informal presentations by the experts in English will be followed by a bilingual Q&A.

Refreshments will be provided. Attendance is free, but space is limited to 60 people, so reservations are required by contacting Christopher Mill at 514-340-8222, ext. 4673, or

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Media inquiries should be directed to:


Tod Hoffman

Research Communications Officer

Lady Davis Institute

Tel.: 514-340-8222 x 8661



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