Canadian Cancer Survivor Network launches A Family Affair: Prostate Cancer Family and Caregiver Portal

Online resource recognizes unique family and caregiver experience of prostate cancer Toronto, ON – September 30, 2014 – For those dealing with prostate cancer, the journey from diagnosis to treatment and management of the disease is rarely a road travelled alone. Spouses, partners, children, extended family, friends and even colleagues may share in the burden

New hope in advanced prostate cancer deterred by provincial decision

The Institut national d’excellence en santé et en services sociaux refuses to list therapy, while other provinces fund the novel treatment for men with metastatic hormone-refractory prostate cancer. OTTAWA, March 27, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ – Following the recent update to the list of medications covered by the basic prescription drug insurance plan in Quebec, the Canadian Cancer Survivor

Disparity in care for men with advanced prostate cancer

For Canadian men living with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to their bones, access to bone-targeted treatment may depend on where they live rather than on evidence-based standard of care. For example, men who live in some provinces, such as Alberta, must pay for bone-targeted therapies out of their own pocket or through private

CCSN calls for timely access to targeted bone therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer in British Columbia

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network has learned that BC Pharmacare has listed the newest bone-targeting agent on its formulary for men with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to their bones, who are considered palliative. While this is good news for these patients and a positive step forward, other men with prostate cancer that has