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Cancer-Associated Thrombosis: A Critical Gap in Cancer Care

September 14, 2017

“Cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT) is one of the most common yet preventable causes of death among cancer patients. With over 20,000 Canadians being diagnosed with cancer each year, knowing about causes, prevention, and treatment of CAT will be critical to the quality of life and long-term survival of these individuals. CAT refers to blood clots that can

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Registration Now Open for the Second Annual Drug Pricing Policy Summit

September 13, 2017

On November 15-16, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., you are invited to join the Save Your Skin Foundation, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario and other patient groups for the second annual Drug Pricing Policy Summit – Measuring Progress and Making Our Mark. This year’s Summit will build

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Saskatchewan latest province to help protect boys from cancer with HPV vaccine

September 11, 2017

Grade 6 boys in Saskatchewan will now receive a vaccine to prevent some types of cancer. Starting this year 7,500 boys will be eligible to receive the human papillomavirus, or HPV, vaccine. “If you knew you could prevent cancer and your son or daughter develops that cancer, and they still might, but if you had

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Upcoming Events

  • Sep20
    Global Cardio-Oncology Summit 2017

    About this Year’s Conference   The Global Cardio-Oncology Summit 2017 is co-hosted the British Cardio-Oncology Society and the British Cardiovascular Society. This year’s summit will be co-chaired by Dr. Alexander Lyon, BHF Senior Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, and Dr. Susannah Stanway, Consultant Medical Oncologist at the Royal Marsden Hospital, in London,

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  • Sep20
    Kingston Brain Tumour Information Night

    Please join us on September 20, 2017 at 6:00 pm to find out more about Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada and help us identify programming needs in your community. Immediately following the presentation there will be a chance to ask questions and network with fellow brain tumour survivors. Light refreshments will be provided. For more

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  • Sep21
    PROSTAID Calgary’s Down Under Wine Festival Fundraiser

    Join us Thursday, September 21 and enjoy a great selection of Australian and New Zealand wines in the Festival Cellar at Willow Park Wines and Spirits. As well as an offering of many notable Australian and New Zealand wines, you’ll be treated to a delicious assortment of food courtesy of Spolumbo’s Fine Foods. Raise a

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  • The MATCH Study: Now Recruiting!

    CKN is pleased to have partnered with Dr. Linda Carlson and her research team at the University of Calgary and the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, in a ground-breaking new study measuring the effects of Mindfulness Meditation and Tai Chi/Qigong on quality of life for cancer survivors.Participate Now

  • Thinking About Biosimilars – Patient Survey

    This survey is a patient-led initiative conducted by the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders.Participate Now

  • Consultation: mandatory reporting of serious adverse drug reactions and medical device incidents

    You’re invited to comment on proposed changes to the Food and Drug Regulations and Medical Devices Regulations. These changes would make it mandatory for health care institutions to report serious adverse drug reactions (ADRs) and medical device incidents (MDIs).Participate Now

  • Seeking Participants for Survey on Breast Cancer & Work

    The Work Wellness Lab at Saint Mary’s University (Halifax, NS) is conducting a survey study on the work experiences of women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer. The study is aimed at all Canadian women 18 years of age and over diagnosed with breast cancer within the past 2 years and who were working at the time of diagnosis.Participate Now

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Survivor Stories

Surviving and Thriving – Suzanne Doré

The journey to my diagnosis with advanced stage bowel cancer was an unusual one. Six months prior to my diagnosis, our world had fallen apart. Our son Sam, who was 13 at the time, was diagnosed with advanced stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This type of cancer is very rare in the west for adults, let alone

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Leukemia Didn’t Beat Me. I Beat It! – Jason Clark

Being diagnosed with acute leukemia was the most devastating and life-changing event I have ever faced. I was 35, healthy, and fit. I never drank or smoked. About a month before my diagnosis, I got really sick. I thought I had the flu. I was being stubborn and wouldn’t go to the doctor to get

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