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Jackie Manthorne, President & CEO of CCSN & Byron James, Manager, CCS Ottawa Community Office
CCSN Director Elaine Dean, PCCN Ottawa's Chuck Graham, Mayor Watson, CCSN President & CEO Jackie Manthorne
CCSN's National Cancer Survivors Day Toronto event
CCSN President & CEO Jackie Manthorne & Derek Lawrence
CCSN has been working recently on an important, yet under recognized health issue for survivors of breast and prostate cancer: bone health. We’ve heard from survivors in a recent survey of our membership that their primary cause of anxiety is the fear of cancer reoccurring or spreading. More than 40% of respondents identified this fear, with 11% highlighting a particular concern about bone metastases (cancer spreading to the bone).
On November 26, 2013, we hosted a webinar to share more information about bone health in cancer. Dr. Sandy Sehdev, a medical oncologist who treats many patients whose their cancer has spread to the bone, explained how and why cancer spreads to the bone, signs and symptoms, and how to protect the bones to keep them healthy and strong. Dr. Sehdev also took questions from participants about bone health and the information in his presentation.Read more
CCSN’s Jackie Manthorne is featured in Amgen Canada’s video on the key issues surrounding biosimilars. Watch the video and go to http://www.theglobeandmail.com/amgen to find out more!Read more
Miss our Advocacy Toolkit webinar? Here’s how to access it!
If you missed CCSN’s live Advocacy Toolkit webinar on Tuesday, November 12, check out the archived webinar!
This informative webinar will be of interest to patients, survivors, family, friends, caregivers, and any member of the community interested in ensuring the best possible care and follow-up for cancer patients and survivors.
Topics discussed included the importance of utilizing key advocacy tools to effect change; the practical development and implementation of some of those key tools, including advocacy packages, petitions, postcards and collective letters; the practical steps to hosting a “Day at the Legislature,” one of the most impactful advocacy tools an organization can utilize.
This webinar was given by Ryan Clarke, the President of Advocacy Solutions.Read more
Prostate cancer can impact quality of life, affecting patients’ day-to-day life and overall well-being. According to a new national survey of men who have or have had prostate cancer, the condition’s physical manifestations can also lead to psychological and social concerns, both of which are more pronounced for those in the later stages of the disease, when the tumour has metastasized or spread beyond the prostate. The most reported physical concern (64 per cent) for all men surveyed is being unable to maintain an erection; however, for men with advanced (stages 3 and 4) prostate cancer, the psychological concerns (69 per cent) and social concerns (50 per cent) are just as important, and include feelings of loss of masculinity, loss of dignity and loss of identity, and missing out on important life events.Read more
This video, profiles three Canadian men living with advanced prostate cancer, two of whom are Canadian Cancer Survivor Network members – Derek Lawrence and Percy Bedard. These three men share their unique stories of hope and inspiration and the impact that this disease has had on their quality of life.Read 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. The impact of volunteering and taking positive action to effect change are important elements in the transition to post-treatment life.
If you missed some of these webinars, click here to access the archived versions!Read more
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is deeply concerned that women living in Ontario who have breast cancer that has spread to their bones do not have public access to all bone-targeted treatments that can reduce the risk of serious bone complications. Older treatments, which may not be suitable for all patients, are currently the only options available. The newer class of treatments, RANK-Ligand inhibitors, is not available on the provincial drug formulary in Ontario for women with breast cancer.Read more
December 6 Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at 3 pm EST Don't miss this opportunity to attend CCSN's last advocacy webinar of 2013! This informative, free webinar on Advanced Advocacy Tools will be of interest to patients, survivors, family, friends, caregivers, and any… Read more of Register now for CCSN's Advanced Advocacy Tools Webinar on December 10, 2013!
November 29 TORONTO, Nov. 29, 2013 /CNW/ - When Bob Tuck, a retired school principal in North Bay, was told he had aggressive prostate cancer, he simply didn't believe it. "My PSA [prostate specific antigen test] was up, but I had no… Read more of Canadian Cancer Society's Peer Support Service adds a human touch
November 29 CCSN has been working recently on an important, yet under recognized health issue for survivors of breast and prostate cancer: bone health. We’ve heard from survivors in a recent survey of our membership that their primary cause of anxiety is… Read more of Did you miss CCSN's webinar on bone health in cancer? Click here to access the archived webinar!
November 26 Newswise — A new study finds that survivors of hematopoietic stem cell transplant, an aggressive treatment for blood cancers, benefited from a two-part peer support process the authors call expressive helping. The process includes first writing for oneself in emotionally… Read more of Supporting Others Brings Healing to Cancer Survivors
November 22 Canada NewsWire TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Yesterday the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario recognized outstanding achievement in cancer care by handing out the Quality and Innovation Awards in Toronto. The Quality and Innovation Awards… Read more of Quality and Innovation in Cancer Care Recognized at Awards
November 22 Canada NewsWire TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - Lymphoma Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Robin Markowitz as Chief Executive Officer, effective December 4, 2013. Ms. Markowitz brings 25 years of non-profit and charitable… Read more of Lymphoma Canada Appoints Robin Markowitz CEO
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is proud to present the 9th Annual Turn Up the Heat! A Celebration of Women Chefs Gala on February 19, 2014, at our new venue - the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Join…
Learn about bone health in cancer: Did you miss CCSN’s webinar on bone health in cancer? Click here to access the archived webinar!
Missed any of CCSN’s webinars? Watch them now! Access all the archived webinars in CCSN’s 2013 Webinar Series!
Join CCSN in its fight against asbestos! The Canadian Meso Blog Unveiled!
New CCSN Video! CCSN Prostate Cancer Quality of Life Video!
What are biosimilars? Watch Jackie Manthorne, CCSN President & CEO, in an online video series on biosimilars
Read about recent prostate cancer survey: New Survey Reveals the effects of prostate cancer go beyond the physical, leading to feelings of loss of masculinity and identify
TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 29, 2013) - As Breast Cancer Awareness month draws to a close, BMO Insurance has released a study which found that more than two-thirds of Canadian… Read more of BMO Insurance Study: More than Two-thirds of Canadian Women are Concerned about the Financial Costs of Cancer