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New course first of its kind in Canada

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Dr. Lori Wood wanted residents in medical oncology to have more knowledge about how cancer drugs worked. Today, they do – along with other health professionals and students. The first graduate studies course at Dalhousie University in this area – Pharmacology and Therapeutics of Systemic Cancer Therapy – has now been launched.

“If you understand how our  current drugs work, it opens up your mind to other possibilities, including better treatments,” says Dr. Wood, a medical oncologist with Capital Health’s Cancer Care Program and one of three course administrators.

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