Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

On August 29, 2016, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network made a submission to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation. The text of our submission follows.       Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Submission    Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is a charitable organization of cancer

Magnetic bacteria used to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumours

Researchers in Montreal have developed a new way of administering cancer-fighting drugs directly into tumours, using something they call “bacteria-based nanorobots.”   The approach has so far been successfully tested only in mice, but the researchers say the new technique could be an effective way to fight resistant tumours that are currently considered not curable.

Cutting-edge VERO radiation machine bringing hope to B.C. cancer patients

High-tech computer software. Infrared cameras. X-ray beams. A GPS system.   This may sound like the makings of a great science fiction film, but it’s real life: VERO – one of the most cutting-edge radiotherapy machines in the world – is currently being installed in Vancouver’s BC Cancer Agency.   Radiation is one of the

Program aims to ease the minds of cancer survivors

After completing cancer therapy, patients usually feel relief. But then the “what ifs” kick in.   “There’s this feeling of fear — that the cancer could come back, or often, people lose the support of the medical community if they’re finished treatment and that loss of support is shocking to some people,” said Dale Dirkse,

Webinar – Q&A with Expert About Blood Clots & Cancer

Webinar Information: People living with cancer need to know the signs and symptoms of blood clots, also known as venous thrombosis. Blood clots are a common problem for people living with cancer and blood clots can be fatal. Learn from an expert about your risk, the signs and symptoms and what to do if they

CCSN volunteer opportunity!

Volunteer opportunity: Assistant Treasurer   The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is looking for energetic CPA, 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 voice.   The Assistant Treasurer seconds the treasurer and helps to improve systems

Volunteer for CCSN’s A Seat at the Table!

The objective of A Seat at the Table is to increase the number of informed cancer patients, survivors and caregivers sitting on cancer and other health care Boards, committees and research peer review panels where decisions are being made about cancer diagnosis, treatment, post-treatment care and research funding.   We are looking for volunteers to:

P.E.I. palliative home care program big success so far, says province

A unique program started eight months ago to help palliative care patients in P.E.I. receive care in their own homes evenings and weekends is being declared a big success. The program, Paramedics Providing Palliative Care at Home, began last December and allows palliative care patients living at home to get care from paramedics, especially for

Lack of exercise costs world $67.5 billion and 5 million lives a year

A study of one million people has found that physical inactivity costs the global economy $67.5 billion a year in healthcare and productivity losses, but an hour a day of exercise could eliminate most of that.   Sedentary lifestyles are linked to increased risks of heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers found, but activity –