Prostate Cancer Screening North of the 49th Parallel

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation against the use of Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA) blood tests sets a dangerous precedent for all patients seeking preventative measures in the fight against cancer. Prostate cancer is the most common form of the disease, representing one quarter of all new cases diagnosed annually in Canada. A PSA

Remembering Maureen Kelly, December 6, 1938 – May 17, 2012

Remembering Maureen By Jackie Manthorne Maureen died on May 17, 2012 after a valiant battle with pulmonary fibrosis. She was the loving mother of Natalie and her husband Brent Pilon, and Steve Kelly. She was the very proud and doting grandmother of Chloe Pilon and Mark and Ashley Dempsey. She was the beloved sister of

ZYTIGA™* (abiraterone acetate) receives Health Canada approval for treatment for metastatic prostate cancer

First Oral Treatment for Metastatic Prostate Cancer That Inhibits Androgen Production at All Three Sources Toronto, ON, July 28, 2011– Janssen Inc. announced today that after a priority review, Health Canada has approved ZYTIGA™ (abiraterone acetate), an oral medication for the treatment of men with metastatic prostate cancer. ZYTIGA™ is indicated with prednisone for the

New Medication to Reduce Bone Complications Now Available in Ontario

Patients with advanced prostate cancer gain access to first-in-class treatment OTTAWA, April 25, 2012 /CNW/ – Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is today congratulating the Ontario government for providing access to XGEVA® (denosumab) for the prevention of debilitating bone complications, known as skeletal-related events (SREs), in men with advanced prostate cancer which has spread to the bone.

Participate in Ontario Budget Hearings!

As you know, the government did not hold pre-budget hearings as is normally the case, even though it was planning an extremely harsh budget that will result in major health care cuts. These hearings usually happen in January and are held across the province before the Ontario Budget is finalized and introduced in legislation. They are