Hope & Cope and the Segal Cancer Centre at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital developed the Breast & Bone Health Program. Made possible through a 3-year grant from the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation, this innovative program was coordinated by a nurse and a physiotherapist who worked with the cancer care team to offer women screening, assessment, as well as research-informed activities to protect, improve, and care for bone health in an oncology setting. The program was led by Dr. Carmen Loiselle (www.loisellelab.ca) and her team (Suzanne O’Brien, MA, Marize Ibrahim, MSc, PT, & Garnet Lau, MSc, RN). It covered areas such as public awareness raising, care coordination, education, exercise, nutrition, and lifestyle modifications.
The materials developed through the program are now downloadable through this website.
Hope & Cope helps people cope with cancer. Guided by professional staff, cancer-experienced volunteers provide psychosocial support and practical resources that help patients regain a sense of control and well-being, reduce isolation and restore hope. Easily accessible and open to all, Hope & Cope is funded by the community and is located at the Montreal Jewish General Hospital’s Segal Cancer Centre and the JGH/Hope & Cope Wellness Centre. Hope & Cope has exercise professionals and volunteers who can help you reach your bone-healthy exercise goals.
Hope & Cope – Main Office
Jewish General Hospital
3755 Côte Ste. Catherine Road
Montreal, Qc H3T 1E2
Dr. Carmen Loiselle’s research team focuses on the development and testing of innovative web-based approaches that can overcome healthcare system barriers and readily provide support to patients throughout the cancer trajectory. Contact the Loiselle Lab to learn more about their other projects.
The Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation promotes the well-being of affected people and their loved ones through research and innovation, support and raising awareness.