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CCSN recognized for raising awareness about the close association between cancer and thrombosis
Two-Tiered Systems In Need of Immediate Treatment
The official theme of the 2016 CADTH Symposium, held April 10-12 in Ottawa, was “Better Evidence for Everyone,” but if CCSN had to summarize the unofficial theme in a few words, it would be “Skepticism about the extent to which Patient Input counts as Evidence.”
Click ‘read more’ to learn more about this year’s CADTH Symposium.Read more
This webinar features presenter Dr. Rob Rutledge, a Radiation Oncologist in Halifax, Nova Scotia, specializing in breast, prostate and pediatric cancers. He is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University, and he also leads the Healing and Cancer Foundation.
Topics discussed during this webinar included:
● Complete cancer care (conventional + complementary care)
● How to empower the body
● Ways to feel & think better
● The science of the body-mind-spirit connection
Click ‘read more’ to view the slides and watch the recorded version on YouTube!Read more
The objective of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s A Seat at the Table program is to increase the number of informed cancer patients, survivors and caregivers sitting on cancer and other healthcare Boards, committees and research peer review committees where decisions are being made about cancer diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment care and research funding.
Click ‘read more’ to find a Patient & Family Advisory Council near you!Read more
April 26 On April 13, 2016, the Federal government's Standing Committee on Health (HESA) held its 6th meeting of the parliamentary term and its first discussion of National Pharmacare. The committee provided 40 minutes for witnesses (10 minutes for each) to present… Read more of National Pharmacare – Federal Government Launches Consultations
April 26 Volunteer opportunity: Treasurer The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is looking for energetic CA, CMA, etc. to participate in a small friendly group of Board Members dedicated to the growth of a unique and important organization dedicated to the cancer patient… Read more of CCSN volunteer opportunity!
April 20 KIRKLAND, QC, April 20, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside Canada and the United States, announced today that KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) received conditional approval for the treatment of Canadians living with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer… Read more of New Treatment Now Available for Canadians with Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer
April 13 Toronto – The data is irrefutable. Ontario’s cuts to hospital nursing care and hospital beds are the most severe of anywhere in Canada. In a new report Beyond Limits: Ontario’s Deepening Hospital Cuts Crisis released today, the Ontario Health Coalition… Read more of Ontario Health Coalition - Ontario’s community hospital cuts worst in Canada: Report
April 11 TORONTO, April 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of Ontario women incorrectly believe a Pap test detects sexually-transmitted infections and almost half (48 per cent) believe a Pap test screens for vaginal cancer, shows a new survey… Read more of Nearly three-quarters of Ontario women hold incorrect belief that a Pap test detects sexually-transmitted infections
April 6 $100,000 Gift from Senators Foundation and NHL Foundation OTTAWA, April 6, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Ottawa Integrative Cancer Centre (OICC) (@OICCSupport) today launched its first major fundraising campaign: Changing How We Live with Cancer, at the Canadian Tire Centre,… Read more of Ottawa Senators GM Bryan Murray Leads $5 Million Campaign: "Changing How We Live with Cancer"
Don't miss the 2016 Advocate Leadership Summit Time is Running out! Register Now! This extraordinary Summit will offer you ways to: Network with the most highly-committed and motivated group of leaders ever assembled in the world of breast cancer. Interact…
Bladder Cancer Canada (BCC) and Sunnybrook Health Science Centre have teamed up to offer a free Patient Education Meeting for bladder cancer patients and their caregivers at the Odette Cancer Centre's Jenkin Auditorium: Saturday, April 30, 2016 8:30am - 12:30pm…
On Sunday May 1, 2016, up to 500 firefighters from around the world will climb the stairs of Calgary’s BOW Building in full duty gear! The BOW is Western Canada’s tallest building and this is the highest elevation firefighter stair…
Ovarian cancer has the lowest survival rate of all gynecologic cancers, and is characterized around the world by a lack of awareness of symptoms and late stage diagnosis. May 8th, 2013, was the first World Ovarian Cancer Day. On this…
Save the Date: M ay 13, 2016 Details When: Friday, May 13, 2016 ( 8:00 am - 5:00 pm ) Where: University of Alberta (detailed information about location will be sent to all registrants in April) Registration …
CCSN is looking for volunteer treasurer! Click here to apply
Get involved at your local hospital by joining a Hospital Patient & Family Advisory Council. Click here to find one in your area!
Nomination for Regional Wellness Councils in NWT. Click here for nomination forms
Submit your comments to Health Canada and the FDA ahead of their public consultation on pharmaceutical regulatory disharmony between Canada and the United States. Click here to learn more.
Have you experienced delays waiting for take-home cancer drugs? Have you experienced issues at your pharmacy or outside of the cancer system? Share your story with CanCertainty.
Take part in this study on prostate cancer: click here to find out how.
Join the Toronto Central Local Health Integration Network’s Citizens’ Panel!
Get involved in a research study focusing on your experience with breast cancer – Click here to find out how.
New Pilot Initiative: Increasing Opportunities for Clinician Input and Feedback in CADTH pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review Process
Would you like to be nominated to sit on cancer and other healthcare boards? Volunteer for CCSN’s A Seat at the Table!
Are you a female between the ages on 30-56 with a BRCA gene mutation? Click here to learn about this research study!
Guest Blog By Arvind ManiDirector of Market Access and Policy ResearchPDCI Market AccessThe pan-Canadian Pharmaceutical Alliance (pCPA) recently issued a communiqué outlining their initial perspective on subsequent entry biologics (SEBs)… Read more of Transparent Public Pricing for Biosimilars: pCPA Releases First Principles for SEBs