Immunotherapy: The promise of a new era in cancer treatment

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 attack and kill cancer wherever it might be. The immune

Four things you should know about the pending Charter challenge against Medicare

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 Canadian health system from coast to coast. The case emerged

Increased melanoma diagnoses basis for new Melanoma Portal

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 the disease is rarely a road travelled alone. Spouses, partners,

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network online resource recognizes unique experiences of metastatic breast cancer patients

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 cancer will at some point be diagnosed with metastatic breast

Participate in the consultations of the Canadian Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation

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 next year, the Panel will seek to identify five promising