Research - Thrombosis Anticoagulation Program

The Hematology Research Department consists of nurse coordinators, a data management coordinator, an administrative coordinator and research assistant, under the direction of the associate director. All staff physicians within the division of hematology participate in research both directly and indirectly.

Research Department focuses in two areas:

  • Thrombosis
    • Pulmonary Embolism
    • Deep Vein Thrombosis
    • Atrial Fibrillation
    • Warfarin Management
  • Hematological Malignancies
    • Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
    • Hodgkins Lymphoma
    • Leukemia
    • Multiple Myeloma
    • Stem Cell Transplant

Research is divided into three distinct sections

  • Investigator Driven Research - This type of research is very exciting since it involves questions our hematologists are asking either individually or as a group. Protocols are written and the research in conducted here at the QEII Health Sciences Centre. In some cases other hospitals will agree to assist in recruiting patients.
  • Collaborative Research - This type of research involves physicians across the country or throughout the world asking similar questions who have formed structured groups to work towards a common goal.
  • Pharmaceutical Sponsored Trials - This type of research involves pharmaceutical companies who are developing new drugs or treatments.
    If you are a patient and are wondering what research studies may be available to you, please discuss with your Hematologist.

If you are a health care professional and have any questions regarding research within the division your inquiry can be directed to 902-473-5825.

Sue Pleasance, Associate Director, RN BScN CCRP
Hematology Research