NBCC is releasing a series of past webinars that give basic information about breast cancer, vaccines and other treatments. To launch this series, a...Read More
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Medical assistance in dying (MAID) became legal in Canada in June 2016. Canada’s Criminal Code now exempts doctors and nurse practitioners who...Read More CCSN News, News
- Watch Now! CCSN Webinar on The Goals of Treatment of Lung Cancer
- Watch Now! Our Recent Webinar on Breast Cancer Screening and Breast Density with Dr. Paula Gordon
- We’re Hiring! – Social Media Coordinator
- CCSN meets with the Honourable Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, and Rana Shamoon, Director of Health Policy in the Office of the Premier
- Apr05Join Rob Rutledge for The Weekly Healing@Home Empowerment Series
Join Oncologist Rob Rutledge and Psychology Professor Gabriela Ilie as they host the Healing@Home Empowerment Series every Sunday for the next six weeks. Learn about: Integrative Cancer Care (combining medical and complementary care / diet etc), Mind-Body Healing Techniques, Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction, Connection while at home, and more! Next: Sunday, April 5th, 2020 7pm ADT, 6pm EDT, 3pm PDTView Event
- Apr07Register Now! Upcoming Webinar on Proposed Changes to the PMPRB
The Patients Redefining Healthcare Summit co-hosts, in partnership with the Indigenous Advisory Committee, invite you to join as they discuss six case studies of oncology drugs analyzed by a health economist based on the proposed PMPRB guidelines. The results and the implications for accessing drugs will be presented. Potential application of this analytical approach in non-oncology areas will also be discussed.View Event
- Pharmacare Now
In the wake of the federal election, the coalition of national and provincial organizations led by the canadian labour congress and the Canadian Health Coalition is calling on the new government to immediately implement universal, public pharmacare. The coalition represents health care providers, non-profit organizations, unions, workers, seniors, patients and academics from across the country. Within a minority Parliament, co-operation is more important than ever. The coalition is urging all parties to work together in the interest of the population of Canada to ensure that a comprehensive pharmacare plan gets adopted within this government’s mandate. This essential new program should be based on the Pharmacare Consensus Principles, which have been endorsed by more than 80 organizations and which were reflected in the recommendations of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. This program should be public, universal, comprehensive, accessible and portable. Canada needs pharmacare now! To learn more visit: https://www.healthcoalition.ca/pharmacare/Participate Now
- Help the WHO test and improve the MedSafe app!
The MedSafe app, an initiative of the World Health Organization, seeks to educate patients and the general public through the 5 key moments where your action can reduce the risk of medication-related harm. The app is free and could be very helpful to patients. In order to help, simply download the app from the App Store or Google Play Store, and leave a review once you've used it.
- Take part in research to advance the science of cancer survivorship!
A national research team is being formed in response to a call for proposals in Cancer Survivorship from the Canadian Cancer Society and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). If you are a cancer survivor who was diagnosed with lymphoma, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, or head and neck cancer within the last 5 years, you are eligible to participate in this research initiative. Cancer survivors provide a unique perspective, which can help inform this committee of recommendations for cancer rehabilitation.Participate Now
Cancer Journey Stories
Since his early 50’s, Harvey Slobod always ensured he didn’t miss a yearly health checkup, which included a digital exam. It proved a little bit uncomfortable, however, it was necessary to check the health of the prostate. After his August 2017 exam in his 72nd year, his GP suggested follow-up with a Urologist, as something didn’t feel right. The Urologist confirmed his fears when heRead More
Paul Mayotte was much like most men his age, healthy, happy and ready to embrace retirement. He began the yearly check-ups with his doctor when he turned 50 and also began the PSA test (Prostate-Specific Antigen) to establish a baseline for potential prostate problems. When Mayotte turned 60 things began to change with his PSA levels and he was referred to a urologist. After aRead More