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Protecting the hearts of patients with cancer
Elenita Vargas continues to be part of an important EMBRACE-MRI clinical research study

​​​​​​​​Elenita Vargas continues to be part of an important EMBRACE-MRI clinical research study
at PMCC.

​Ongoing research, new technology and the work of doctors like Dinesh Thavendiranathan at the Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, which is part of the PMCC, make it possible for women like Elenita Vargas to continue life-saving cancer treatments

Elenita Vargas is a nurse.

So she's very matter-of-fact when she talks about her medical history and what happened to her.

 "I had a suspicious mass. A mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy showed that I had cancer. I wasn't expecting it. I saw the oncologist the next day. On the 13th day after diagnosis, I began chemo. I think they were worried that it was aggressive."