Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mount St. Joe's raises cancer awareness

Feast of Fortune fundraising dinner set for Feb. 16
David Thompson (left), vice-president of Seniors Care, Providence Health Care, and Ann Adams, CEO of Tapestry Foundation, stand with donors Dr. Miriam Yu, Patricia Yeo, and Sing Lim Yeo. (Alistair Burns / The B.C. Catholic)
Physicians at Mount St. Joseph Hospital (MSJ) look forward to celebrating the "Year of the Snake" six days late this year. The Scotiabank Feast of Fortune dinner, an annual fundraiser, will take place at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in downtown Vancouver Feb. 16.
The goal is to raise funds for "the Automated Breast Volume Scanner, which provides superior images for examining dense tissue commonly found in young women," explained Dr. Jin-Si Pao, an MSJ surgeon.
Sing Lim Yeo, honorary chairman for the dinner, said at a press conference Nov. 28 that the scanner would cost $380,000.
If the goal is reached, MSJ will be the first hospital in Western Canada to offer three-dimensional scanning. The technology will allow doctors to study "high-quality images of an entire breast," clarified Dr. Pao. The images would be "extremely valuable" to surgeons about to operate.
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