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Despite being the number one cancer killer in Canada, outcomes in lung cancer lag behind other cancers. Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada. It kills more than 21,000 Canadians every year — more people than colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer is in fact many diseases, requiring different treatment approaches and therapeutic options. Scientific advancements are transforming the treatmentRead More
Sharon Dixon, who lives in Edmonton, Alberta, was diagnosed with stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma and had very aggressive reconstructive jaw surgery in 2006. She is a 12-year cancer survivor, will be retiring this year, and is turning 65 years old. In a year of milestone accomplishments, Sharon’s goal is to raise $10,000 which will be donated directly to the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network forRead More
Cancer Rehab: A Reality in Canada? Original Broadcast: Thursday, September 20th 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET Statistics show that as of 2017, more than one million Canadians have survived cancer for more than 10 years. Yet, the physical rehabilitation needs of cancer survivors in Canada have received little attention and few services. Dr. Jennifer M. Jones, PhD, is a senior Scientist and Director of theRead More
- CCSN President & CEO Jackie Manthorne Reacts to Chemo Drug Controversy
- CCSN Prostate Cancer Patient/Caregiver Questionnaire – Enzalutamide (Xtandi)
- Watch our most recent webinar! Why Patient Engagement is Imperative: Implications for research, healthcare, and ourselves
- 2018 New Brunswick Election Campaign
- Sep26CORD Webinar Pharmacare Debate Series: Beyond the Formulary: Smart Pharmacare for 21st Century Therapies
Beyond the Formulary: Smart Pharmacare for 21st Century Therapies FORMAT: Panel Debate with Discussion Point: Some innovative “breakthrough” therapies, including “personalised” medicines and gene therapies have the potential to dramatically improving patient outcomes or cure disease but they are being introduced at prices that are unaffordable for any publicly funded healthcare system. Moreover, at time of approval, there is little evidence of potential long-term benefitsView Event
- Sep27Webinar — Ask a Clinician: Assisted dying in Canada two years after legalization
Do you have questions about medical assistance in dying (MAID)? Are you interested in learning about how this critical work has changed in the two years since legalization? Then please consider joining Dying With Dignity Canada on Sept. 27 for our second-ever Ask a Clinician webinar. Two experienced, passionate providers of MAID will be answering participants’ questions during this exclusive, free-to-attend event. Dr. Chantal PerrotView Event
- Sep282018 Living Beyond Breast Cancer Conference
The Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation has partnered with Living Beyond Breast Cancer to present special opportunities for those with triple negative breast cancer at the upcoming conference: Sharing Wisdom, Sharing Strength to be held September 28-30 in Philadelphia, PA. TNBC Highlights: Dedicated Sessions: At this year’s conference we will present sessions on triple-negative breast cancer that will provide you with the most current, relevant and reliable information. SessionsView Event
- Right2Survive – Share Your Voice and Your Story
Despite being the number one cancer killer in Canada, outcomes in lung cancer lag behind other cancers. We can do more. Lung cancer patients deserve a chance to become cancer survivors. Share your survivor story and add your name to stand with cancer survivors.Participate Now
- Liver Cancer Survivors Physical Activity Survey
Researchers from the University of Toronto are conducting an online study on the exercise programming preferences of adult liver cancer survivors. The online survey takes 45-60 minutes to complete. You must be 18 or older to participate. The goal of this research is to understand how we can best design physical activity programs to support liver cancer survivors. Questions? Contact 416-946-3624 or email Dr. Linda Trinh at email@example.comParticipate Now
- National Pharmacare Online Consultation
The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare (the Council) is leading a national consultation on how to implement affordable national pharmacare for Canadians and their families, employers and governments. They invite you to share your thoughts and ideas on what a national drug plan could look like.Participate Now
- Take the All.Can Cancer Patient Survey!
You CAN help to shape the future of cancer care! Take this short patient survey to help us gather insights on where gaps and waste occur, and how cancer care could be improved.Participate Now
- 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.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.Participate Now
Cancer Journey Stories
Sitting in my doctor’s waiting room for a visit to find out the reasons for a breast lump, I recall that 50 years earlier, my mother had breast cancer. As a guy, the last thing on my mind was breast cancer. I was relieved when on this visit (and a subsequent visit), I was assured that all was well. A month later, with an obviouslyRead More
This is a tale of a lengthy medical journey full of surprises. **Disclaimer: images of a tumour are shown below. It was May 11, 2016, the day before my birthday. I was explaining to my family doctor about this pain radiating along my lower abdominal area. Since I already had an existing umbilical hernia, I reasoned that that was the cause. My doctor claimed thatRead More