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Watch our most recent webinar! Federal pharmaceutical pricing reform: What do patients think?

January 19, 2018

About the Webinar: The slides for this webinar can be viewed at our Slideshare account.  Bill Dempster & guests Louise Binder & Martine Elias discussed the updates to the federal pharmaceutical price reform proposal, how patient leaders are responding and what steps they are taking to ensure that patients are being heard by decision makers. About the

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National Non-Smoking Week

January 17, 2018

This week (January 15-21 2018) is National Non-Smoking Week in Canada.   Weedless Wednesday (recognized on the Wednesday of National Non-Smoking Week) is a day when smokers are urged to butt out with the intention of kick-starting the process of quitting smoking. Focusing media and public attention on the benefits of cessation and the community

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Register Now for our Free January Webinars!

January 10, 2018

CCSN’s Free Webinar Series is back for 2018! We’re pleased to offer two free webinars for the month of January. Please see below for details and registration links. Federal pharmaceutical pricing reform: What do patients think? Register here! Join Bill Dempster & guests Louise Binder & Martine Elias as they discuss the updates to the federal

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Upcoming Events

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  • Sleep Well Study with The Ottawa Hospital

    A study on the effectiveness of an online treatment for insomnia. The Ottawa Hospital is looking for participants with insomnia who have completed cancer treatments.Participate Now

  • Consultation on a “renewed” Special Access Programme

    Health Canada would like to engage patients, practitioners and pharmacists who use the Special Access Program (SAP) to provide feedback on their current experience with SAP, their views on the proposed enhancements to SAP, and their perspectives on the needs of terminally ill patients. The feedback will help inform policy development regarding a “renewed” Special Access Programme.Participate Now

  • The MATCH Study: Now Recruiting!

    A ground-breaking new study measuring the effects of Mindfulness Meditation and Tai Chi/Qigong on quality of life for cancer survivors.  Participate Now

  • PROSTAID Calgary’s 2018 Symposium

    Cancer is one of the world’s most pressing health care challenges. PROSTAID Calgary’s Cancer Advocacy Symposium will create an interactive and collaborative forum between Alberta politicians and policymakers, and Alberta’s cancer community. This call for volunteers is an opportunity to come together in a collaborative setting to discuss the most pressing issues facing Alberta’s healthcare system.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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