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Medical cannabis is increasingly becoming an option considered by patients to help manage symptoms related to current or past cancer treatment. But when patients weigh the pros and cons of including this therapeutic option, a multitude of questions abound.
What are the rules and regulations around cannabis in Canada? How do patients gain access to this treatment option? What are the dosing options? Is it a treatment option for chemotherapy-induced nausea? What about cancer-induced neuropathic pain?Read more
Canada has almost one million cancer survivors. With even a small donation, you are engaging in the movement to educate youth, individuals, and the public, on awareness of cancer and the financial, emotional and health costs of cancer. By simply donating, no matter how big or small the amount, you help the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network to connect our community and build a network to provide information and tools to help patients and survivors help themselves.Read more
Health Canada recently conditionally approved an advanced new treatment option for Canadians battling metastatic melanoma. The treatment consists of a combination of two immuno-oncology agents: Opdivo + Yervoy, the first combination in the immunotherapy space. While many applauded the approval, numerous patients and doctors are holding their breath to see what provincial recommendations will come if approved for reimbursement by the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR).Read more
November 30 The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (@Survivornetca) along with the Save Your Skin Foundation (@saveyourskinfdn) and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (@peace_of_minds) hosted a Summit on November 15th and 16th, to give patients and patient groups the opportunity to learn about… Read more of Recap - Drug Pricing in Canada: Mobilizing Patients to Action
November 30 Information: Cancer care is increasingly tailored to individual patients, who can undergo genetic or biomarker testing soon after diagnosis, to determine which treatments have the best chance of shrinking or eliminating tumours. In this webinar, a pathologist and clinical oncologist… Read more of CCSN Webinar: Precision Medicine in Oncology
November 29 Medical cannabis is increasingly becoming an option considered by patients to help manage symptoms related to current or past cancer treatment. But when patients weigh the pros and cons of including this therapeutic option, a multitude of questions abound. What… Read more of Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Partners with CanniMed Ltd. for Medical Cannabis Education
November 25 Below is a press release issued by the Save Your Skin Foundation in regards to how patient access to innovative new cancer treatments is seriously limited by provincial funding recommendations across Canada. TORONTO – NOVEMBER 22, 2016 – Health Canada… Read more of Important New Cancer Treatments Approved by Health Canada Marred by Major Provincial Reality Disconnect for Patients
November 24 Canada has almost one million cancer survivors. With even a small donation, you are engaging in the movement to educate youth, individuals, and the public, on awareness of cancer and the financial, emotional and health costs of cancer. By simply… Read more of Help Support the CCSN on #GivingTuesdayCA
November 21 Information: After this webinar, you will: ● Better appreciate the importance of utilizing key advocacy tools to effect change. ● Understand the practical development and implementation of some of those key tools, including advocacy packages, petitions, postcards and collective letters.… Read more of CCSN Webinar: Developing an Advocacy Toolkit
Since 1977, the Symposium’s mission has been to provide state-of-the-art information on breast cancer research. From a one-day regional conference, the Symposium has grown to a five-day program attended by a broad international audience of academic and private researchers and…
Click HERE to register! Date/Time: Friday, December 9th 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST Webinar Information: The cancer survivor community knows the statistics about cancer all too well: that nearly half of all Canadians will develop cancer over the course of their…
What: A panel discussion on serving people who are non-insured due to immigration status When: December 12, 12:00 - 1:30 pm Where: Room 241, 209 Victoria Street Please join us to find out more about how to work with community…
Click HERE to register! Date/Time: Monday, December 12th 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST Webinar Information: At this webinar you will learn: • Basic facts about medical cannabis in Canada • The role of medical cannabis for cancer patients • How to…
Join Prostaid Canada as they host a General Meeting while acknowledging Dr. Siraj Husain! PROSTAID Calgary is very proud to announce that Dr. Siraj Husain has been selected as the 2016 recipient of our Pathfinder’s Award. Dr. Husain is a…
About the CARE Congress on Biosimilars/SEBs: This congress will be led by a panel of multiple CARE faculty in the field of gastroenterology, oncology, hematology and rheumatology. The CARE faculty will facilitate a speaker line up that will include clinicians,…
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Are you a female between the ages on 30-56 with a BRCA gene mutation? Click here to learn about this research study!
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New Pilot Initiative: Increasing Opportunities for Clinician Input and Feedback in CADTH pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review Process
By Colleen Flood and Kathleen O’Grady, EvidenceNetwork.caA version of this commentary appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Medical Post and the Windsor StarA long-running dispute between Dr. Brian Day, the co-owner of Cambie Surgeries… Read more of Four things you should know about the pending Charter challenge against Medicare