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In this issue: All-party Cancer Caucus, Volunteer Opportunities, It's In You to Fight Cancer, 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.
Click here to watch our most recent webinar! Radical Remissions What we can learn from remarkable cancer survivors about how to live
The slides for this webinar are available on our Slideshare account. Oncologist Dr. Rob Rutledge reviewed the book Radical Remissions: Surviving cancer against all odds by Kelly Turner, PhD, and the nine key attitudes and behaviours found in people who have undergone a spontaneous remission. Though not promising a cure, Dr. Rutledge shows there is muchRead More
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. ApplicationsRead More
The Ontario Pre-Election Town Hall addressing major health concerns for Canadians was hosted in Toronto on March 28th, 2018 and in Ottawa on April 5th, 2018. The Town Hall in Toronto was recorded, and is now available for viewing online. André Picard, Health Columnist for the Globe and Mail, opened the evening and set theRead More
- Report on CCSN’s Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus, March 21, 2018
- Health Care on Trial – Sign the Open Letter to Brian Day
- Click here to watch our most recent webinar: Improving Access to Innovative Cancer Therapies in Canada
- Breast Cancer Caregiver Survey: Women Being Treated with Herceptin-Perjeta Combination Therapy
- Apr218th Annual Stomach Cancer Education Symposium and Webcast
Debbie’s Dream Foundation is hosting its 8th Stomach Cancer Education Symposium for in person attendees and via live webcast. All patients, families, caregivers, the general public, and health care professionals are invited to attend for FREE. Pre-registration is required. Time: 8am-9am EST – Check in, Registration and Breakfast 9am-3pm EST – Symposium and Webcast Location:View Event
- May10Save Your Skin Foundation – Giving Hope Gala & Auction
Save Your Skin Foundation is hosting the Giving Hope Gala & Auction is to bring awareness to Melanoma Month and raise much needed funds to support the work of the foundation and the patients we help. Enjoy buffet-style tapas and served hor d’oeuvres, while sipping on cocktails and nibbling decadent desserts – all while supporting an important cause. TheView Event
- 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
- 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
- CADTH 2018 Call for Nominations
CADTH has released a Call for Nominations to attract qualified candidates to join our advisory and expert committees. We are seeking a number of new members, including patient, clinician, and public members who have a range of education, experience, and skill sets from across the country. This is an exciting opportunity to become involved in the important contributions CADTH makes to the health care system in Canada. Full details about each role, which individuals are eligible to submit a nomination and the nomination process are available on our website at http://www.cadth.ca/nomination
s. We ask that all interested individuals submit nominations through our online form no later than 4:00 p.m. ET, April 27, 2018. If you, or someone you know, is suitable for one of the available roles, please submit a nomination, or encourage them to submit a nomination. Thank you for taking the time to consider this request, and for sharing it with potential candidates.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
- 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
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