By Marina Canalejo CCSN Web Policy Assistant When you hear the word immunotherapy what comes to mind? An obscure therapy of some sort that has not yet been very well explained? In this article, you will find out about the immune system, how it works and how these new immunotherapies are helping our own bodies
By Colleen Flood and Kathleen O’Grady, EvidenceNetwork.ca A version of this commentary appeared in the Globe and Mail, the Medical Post and the Windsor Star A long-running dispute between Dr. Brian Day, the co-owner of Cambie Surgeries Corporation and the British Columbia government may finally be resolved in the BC Supreme Court next year — and the ruling could transform the
Ottawa, November 3, 2015: The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is pleased to announce the launch of its newest website portal on melanoma at http://survivornet.ca/en/cancer_basics/melanoma_portal. Approximately 6,500 Canadians are diagnosed with melanoma annually, and this number increases every year. For those dealing with this type of cancer, the journey from diagnosis to treatment and management of
Ottawa, ON – October 10, 2014 – In recognition of Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day on October 13, 2014, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is proud to announce the launch of an online portal recognizing and addressing the experience of metastatic breast cancer at http://survivornet.ca/en/cancer_basics/metastatic_breast_cancer_1 Approximately 30 percent of women and men diagnosed with breast
On June 24, 2014, Health Minister Rona Ambrose announced the creation of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation to look at creative healthcare ideas and approaches that exist in Canada and abroad, identify those that hold the greatest promise for Canada, and offer its recommendations on how the federal government can support them. Over the
What do cancer patients want? By Jackie Manthorne Presented at the Economic Club of Canada April 14, 2014 Thank you very much for your kind introduction. And I would also like to thank all of you for attending today! I was hoping that Toronto wouldn’t be having a blizzard and that we all wouldn’t be
(Originally posted here: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-07-cancer-people-sunbathe.html) Jenna Hoffman thinks that people, herself included, generally look better with a tan – “better than bright white,” she says. So most weekends, she’s lying outside with her eyes closed, listening to music while the sun darkens her skin. If she knows she’ll be outside all day, she wears sunscreen. Otherwise, “I
One of the most widely iconic styles of summer is a chic pair of sunglasses, but they are not all created equal. The Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA) wants to remind Canadians that the eyes are at just as high a risk for sun damage and cancer as the rest of the body’s other sun-exposed areas.