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

Breast cancer survivors bear brunt of Canadian Cancer Society-Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation merger

Female survivors of breast cancer in Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia, recently found out their beloved weekend retreat has been cancelled after 20 years of existence. For years, the Women Alike Retreat had been held at the Tim Hortons Children’s Camp facility in the northern Nova Scotia village. With spots open for 80 women, the weekend retreat allowed breast cancer survivors to meet, discuss their cancer journey

Happy Father’s Day

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network would like to wish a very Happy Father’s Day to all fathers and father figures, especially those who have been diagnosed or are living with cancer. Fathers and father figures play a very important role in the lives of everyone around them, and can be an amazing support system to their families. The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network would like to

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 launches Stomach Cancer Portal

Ottawa, ON – November 24, 2014 – For those dealing with stomach cancer, the road from diagnosis to treatment and management of the disease is a challenging, burdensome journey. Stomach cancer impacts one of our most vital organs forcing patients to undergo significant lifestyle changes, and caregivers, partners, families, friends and other loved ones  may share in the hardship of this life-changing disease. The Canadian Cancer

InspireHealth: November is Cancer Caregiver Health Month

A family member can be thrust into the role of being an informal caregiver for a loved one who is diagnosed with cancer. It can be a challenge both emotionally and financially. November is Cancer Caregiver Health Month at InspireHealth, recognizing the unique emotional and support service needs for family and loved ones of people with cancer. We are encouraging family caregivers to encourage their