Over the past ten years, research done by a dedicated group of scientific professionals in the basement laboratories of Montreal’s east-end Maisonneuve-Rosemont hospital has become a beacon of hope for thousands of people sick with leukemia and other blood-borne cancers. Not only has Doctor Denis Claude Roy’s applied research saved hundreds of lives in and around Montreal, it has also attracted the attention of cancer research specialists throughout the world.
Only a decade ago, most blood borne cancers were considered to be a virulent and usually fatal disease. Once told you had leukemia or any other comparable cancer, you were expected to go home, settle your affairs and then do what you could to enjoy what little bit of life you had left. Now, because of stem cell transplant therapy as developed by Doctor Roy and his colleagues, you must still take the time to settle your affairs because you have to get ready to fight for the rest of your life.