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In this issue: Breast Density, Science of Cancer Volunteer Opportunities, and more!
The CCSN webinar series is of interest to patients, survivors, family, friends, caregivers, and any member of the community interested in the best possible care and follow-up for cancer patients and survivors.
Are you a patient, caregiver, or family member/friend affected by liver cancer & living in Canada? Please take a moment to complete our Canadian liver cancer patient & caregiver survey. The purpose of this short survey is to help the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) better understand the issues that patients and non-patients face with primaryRead More
The government of Ontario has an important role to play in making sure that everyone diagnosed with cancer has timely access to cancer care and essential medical services as well as access to emergency rooms and the treatment and medications they need. Today, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network invited all candidates and their parties toRead More
Relay For Life Ottawa is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings our community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay’s festival-like atmosphere can be enjoyed regardless of age or fitness level. Join us on Friday night, June 15th at 7pm when teams complete laps, participate in fun activities, refuel with delicious food and remember andRead More
- May30CAPO Conference 2018
The Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) is now accepting abstracts for posters, papers, and workshops for the 33rd Annual Meeting to be held in Toronto, Ontario on May 30 to June 1, 2018. The conference theme is “Tailored & Targeted Interventions – The New Psychosocial Frontier.”View Event
- Jun01HTAi Annual Meeting
HTAi Annual Meeting 2018 Strengthening the Evidence-to-Action Connection With terms such as “fake news”, “alternative facts”, and “post-truth” now in common parlance, it is more important than ever that researchers, policymakers, health care practitioners, technology developers, patients, and the public affirm their commitment to action based on evidence and collaborative approaches that will strengthen theView Event
- Jun07Advocacy Boot Camp
Advocacy Boot Camp Advocacy Boot Camp is an intense, four-day enriched program. The cost per person, including registration, materials, accommodation, and meals is $5,000 plus HST. We are now accepting applications from participants for our session at Kingbridge Conference Centre, Toronto. The session runs from 5:30 PM (dinner) on Thursday, June 7, and ending on Monday, June 11, 2018 at noon. Please contact GailView Event
- Share Your Experience: Take our Canadian Liver Cancer Patient & Caregiver Survey
Are you a patient, caregiver, or family member/friend affected by liver cancer & living in Canada?Please take a moment to complete our Canadian liver cancer patient & caregiver survey. The purpose of this short survey is to help the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) better understand the issues that patients and non-patients face with primary liver cancer diagnosis and treatment. By participating in this survey, you will be helping CCSN to shape messages for its upcoming advocacy efforts aimed at improving the lives of liver cancer patients, with the goal of furthering treatments and removing stigma. Liver cancer is stigmatized, and Canada is huge. It can be difficult to reach the patients who need our help the most, and our goal is to get this message to as many people as we can. You too can help increase liver cancer advocacy in Canada by sharing this survey with those you know. Thank you!Participate Now
- Cancer Survivors Invited for Survivors’ Lap at Relay for Life Ottawa
Relay For Life Ottawa is an inspirational, non-competitive, 12-hour overnight fundraising event that brings our community together to celebrate life and fight cancer. Relay’s festival-like atmosphere can be enjoyed regardless of age or fitness level.
Join us on Friday night, June 15th at 7pm when teams complete laps, participate in fun activities, refuel with delicious food and remember and honour those who are currently facing cancer and those we have lost. This year we will have one large Relay for Life Ottawa event that will be held at Charmaine Hooper Fields, 39 Colonnade Road.
We welcome survivors to participate in the opening ceremony and survivors’ lap, which kicks off the evening. This is a time for you to connect with others, share your passion for making a difference, celebrate our accomplishments and help to change the impact cancer has on our community. Join us for an amazing night. No one should face cancer alone. Be with us as we support those on the journey. Be with us as we fight back.Participate Now
- Call for Applications for CORD Board of Directors
CORD is looking for passionate, creative, committed, qualified people to join our Board of Directors for the 2018-2021 term to help guide our organization meet the needs of the rare disease community. Please refer to the following link for the duties and expectations of a Director as well as frequently asked questions. Deadline to apply is May 17, 2018. Applications for consideration can be submitted online at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
- Share Your Thoughts: Help KCA Uncover Unmet Needs In Kidney Cancer/RCC
The Kidney Cancer Association (KCA) would like to learn more about your experience after undergoing surgery for kidney cancer/renal cell carcinoma (RCC) in order to uncover unmet needs in education, resources and treatment.
In an effort to better assess the current knowledge level surrounding what adjuvant therapy is and how it could play a role for RCC patients who are at high risk of recurrence, we have partnered with CancerCare, Pfizer, Inc. and Kelton, a leading international research firm, to conduct this survey among people who were diagnosed with kidney cancer/RCC and had recent surgery to treat their cancer within the past 6 months to 2 years. The survey takes about 10 to 12 minutes to complete. To access the survey please click on the following link or type the URL in the address bar of your web browser and press “enter:” http://v2.decipherinc.com/survey/selfserve/bb6/180200
If you have any questions, concerns, or problems with the survey, please click here.
KCA, Pfizer, Inc. and Kelton greatly appreciate your help and opinions as your insight will guide the development of educational tools and resources for the RCC community. We value your privacy and pledge never to share your information.
Thank you in advance for your time and participation.Participate Now
- Building A Voice for Primary Liver Cancer Patients & Caregivers in Canada
Has liver cancer affected you or someone you know? The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is looking for patients, caregivers, families, clinicians and others affected by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common form of primary liver cancer. We are building new website content and an awareness campaign surrounding primary liver cancer, and would like to invite you to join our HCC Advisory Council. This is a fantastic opportunity to make a difference for you and other individuals in Canada affected by liver cancer. To get involved, please contact us!Participate Now
- ON & QC Volunteers Needed for Study on Self-Care After Cancer
A McGill University-Princess Margaret Cancer Centre research team is offering free self-care tools (relaxation/mindfulness CDs/MP3s & cognitive behavioral therapy skills-enhancing workbooks) as well as telephone coaching to eligible persons aged 18 and over in a study funded by the Canadian Cancer Society.Participate Now
Cancer Journey Stories
I have got to be the luckiest guy alive – because I am still alive. It started when I broke my ribs. That “lucky break” led to an X-Ray, which is how the spot on my lungs was discovered. If I had not gotten tested until I had symptoms, it might well have been tooRead More
My whole future was planned out. My first baby was due soon, I planned on taking a short maternity leave and heading back to work as my job as a stylist and part owner in a busy salon. I booked my clients around my daughter’s birth and barring any unforeseen circumstances, it would all workRead More