Gillian Bedard

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Perceptual binding of multisensory events occurs within a limited time span known as the temporal binding window. Failure to correctly identify whether multisensory events occur simultaneously, what their temporal order is, or whether they should be causally bound can lead to inaccurate representations of the physical world, poor decision-making, and(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the quality of life (QOL) following palliative radiotherapy for painful bone metastases. METHODS A literature search was conducted in OvidSP Medline (1946-Jan Week 4 2014), Embase (1947-Week 5 2014), and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (Dec 2013) databases. The search was limited to English. Subject headings and(More)
In 1996, the Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre developed the Rapid Response Radiotherapy Program (RRRP). The objective of this clinic is to consult, simulate, plan, and treat patients with palliative radiotherapy on the same day. In 2004, the RRRP initiated a program to provide clinical and research experience to undergraduate students interested in(More)
Re-irradiation of painful bony metastases is increasingly performed since patients are receiving better systemic treatments and having longer life expectancy, and may also be due to the increase use of initial single fraction radiotherapy. However, randomized control trial on the efficacy of re-irradiation is lacking. A recent meta-analysis concluded with a(More)
Bone metastases affect a large portion of the cancer population. As treatment options continue to evolve, many added failures and challenges arise. This narrative review details such in palliative radiation therapy for bone metastases. We begin by describing the incidence rates of bone metastases in the cancer population, the current standards of practice(More)
OBJECTIVE Skeletal related events (SREs) are common in patients with bone metastases and lead to decreased quality of life and functional status. The definition of an SRE has evolved over the years and now excludes hypercalcemia of malignancy due to its low incidence. The purpose of this review was to investigate if advances in bone-targeted therapies have(More)
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