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Watch free webinar on Canadian private insurance

November 30, 2017

Canadians are often uncertain about the role and limits of their private insurance coverage. Let’s change that. The slides for this webinar can be viewed at our Slideshare account.  For this webinar, we were joined by Suzanne Lepage, private health plan specialist, for a discussion of Canada’s private drug plan marketplace and its overlap with

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Rehabilitation after cancer: could it be possible in Ontario?

November 29, 2017

On November 22nd, CCSN hosted an All Party Cancer Caucus meeting with members of the Ontario legislature at Queen’s Park, Toronto. Present were representatives from patients and medical professionals, CCSN staff and board members, and volunteer Jaymee Maaghop. The meeting raised awareness and launched crucial discussion on the scarcity and disconnection of rehabilitative services in

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CCSN hosts Legislative Reception on cancer-associated thrombosis

November 14, 2017

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) held their annual Legislative Reception at  Queen’s Park On October 26, 2017. The Reception was an opportunity for patients, MPPs and doctors to discuss cancer-associated thrombosis (CAT), and, despite the ongoing election-prep furor in the Ontario Legislature, the turn out to the event surpassed that of previous years. Over 30

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Upcoming Events

  • Dec21
    Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa December Meeting

    Prostate Cancer Canada Network Ottawa's (PCCNO) December meeting will be their annual Christmas get-together. It all happens Thursday Dec. 21st, and will feature food, drinks and entertainment from the Original Trillium Dixlieland Jazz Band. The event is open to one and all! Details and RSVP info will be circulated soon. No admission fee.

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  • Dec27
    Cancer Update 2017

    The Champlain Regional Cancer Program's Cancer Update 2017 is a one day event that invites family physicians and other primary care providers to meet with regional experts and learn more about a wide range of cancer care topics, such as lymphoma and childhood cancers, cancer screening programs and more. The event takes place at the Brookstreet Hotel in Ottawa on December 27 and tickets range from $125 to $175.

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  • Jan16
    T Cell Dysfunction, Cancer and Infection

    This Keystone Symposium will be held at the Beaver Run Resort in Breckenridge, Colorado from January 16-20. Its focus is on new developments in T cell therapy and its use in the treatment of cancer. It will feature talks from leaders in the field, as well as presentations of chosen papers. Registration is $1020 USD, with a $200 discount before November 20, 2017. Student discounts are available.

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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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