In this issue: Open House report, Jackie Manthorne on CTV, call for HCC patients & caregivers, and much 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.
Save Your Skin Foundation is looking to improve and increase support of Canadians experiencing diagnosis of primary and/or metastatic ocular melanoma. To this end, we have created a survey to be shared across Canada, hoping to reach as many as possible. This survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. We appreciate your taking a moment to share thisRead More
Show Your Rare for Rare Disease Day! There are only two weeks left until Rare Disease Day 2018 on 28 February. Take part in the interactive #ShowYourRare social media campaign – paint your face and share your selfie on social media to show your support for the rare disease community! You can also print this social media board to hold up in your photos. YouRead More
Have you completed your cancer treatments and are finding it hard to get back to doing and enjoying your “usual” activities, including returning to work, socializing with friends, completing daily chores, engaging in pleasurable leisure activities or maintaining a nutrition and exercise plan? A McGill University-Princess Margaret Cancer Centre research team is offering free self-care tools (relaxation/mindfulnessRead More
- Living with Cancer: A Report on the Patient Experience
- Living With Bone Mets Awareness Week – Feb. 4-10 2018
- CCSN’s President & CEO Jackie Manthorne Talks to CTV News About Gaps in Cancer Rehab
- Watch our most recent webinar! The importance of clinician engagement in the HTA process
- Feb27CADTH Lecture Series – Gene Therapy: A Scientific Renaissance?
Matthew Seftel, MD, MPH, FRCP, FRCPC Head, Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology, CancerCare Manitoba Associate Professor, Section of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba Register Now For diseases caused by inherited or acquired genetic mutations, the ideal remedy is to correct the relevant mutations. Recently, promising results have emerged about gene therapyView Event
- Feb28#ShowYourRare for Rare Disease Day!
Show Your Rare for Rare Disease Day! Take part in the interactive #ShowYourRare social media campaign – paint your face and share your selfie on social media to show your support for the rare disease community! You can also print this social media board to hold up in your photos. For more information, visit https://www.rarediseaseday.org/View Event
- Mar02Dress in Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer!
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Colorectal Cancer Canada will be hosting Dress in Blue Day. It is a good way to engage your employees in a fun activity while raising awareness about the second most common cancer in Canada. Partaking in Dress in Blue Day is easy – on Friday March 2nd, participants are asked to wear blue to showView Event
- Save Your Skin Foundation Patient Survey: Understanding Ocular Melanoma in Canada
Save Your Skin Foundation is looking to improve and increase support of Canadians experiencing diagnosis of primary and/or metastatic ocular melanoma. To this end, we have created a survey to be shared across Canada, hoping to reach as many as possible. This survey should take 5-10 minutes to complete. We appreciate your taking a moment to share this survey with any ocular melanoma patient you may know. This survey will be open until March 31, 2018.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
- 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
Cancer Journey Stories
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
by Eileen Dahl A snowy day, mid-December, 2015, I was sitting in my car. The receptionist at my family doctor’s office had called to let me know that the results of yesterday’s bone scan were in and I needed to come in to discuss them. I asked if I should bring someone with me forRead More