Recap – Drug Pricing Policy in Canada: Mobilizing Patients to Action

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 and discuss drug pricing policy in Canada. The two day event featured a variety of

CCSN Webinar: Precision Medicine in Oncology

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 discuss: how they are using these new tests how they communicate results and treatment options

Important New Cancer Treatments Approved by Health Canada Marred by Major Provincial Reality Disconnect for Patients

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 recently conditionally approved an advanced new treatment option for Canadians battling metastatic melanoma. The treatment consists of

Help Support the CCSN on #GivingTuesdayCA

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

CCSN Webinar: Developing an Advocacy Toolkit

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.? Understand the practical steps to hosting a “Day at the Legislature”, one of the most impactful

CCSN Webinar: Engaing Your Local Political Representative

Information: In this webinar, you will learn:? The skills required to have effective in-person meetings with decision makers, including the development of their personal stories.? The step-by-step process of getting a meeting with government officials, preparing for their meeting, conducting that meeting and following-up to ensure maximum impact.? The pitfalls to be avoided to ensure

CCSN Webinar – Drug Approval Bodies in Canada 101: The Elevator Length Pitch

Information: The webinar provides a broad conceptual blueprint of federal and provincial/territorial public health policy structures across Canada, describing the legal framework, government responsibility centres and their mandates for treatment access, with reference to specific opportunities for patient engagement. It is a primer for attendees attending the November 15-16 Drug Pricing Policy Summit and for others who would like