Past Webinars

Free CCSN Webinar – Nutrition Surveillance and Counselling for Cancer Survivors

If you missed this webinar on Thursday, March 25, 2021, you can watch a recording here. The topic of this webinar is Nutrition Surveillance and Counselling for Cancer Survivors. Dr. Paul C Rogers will discuss the role of nutrition in cancer research and survivorship. 

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Top News

Protect our Access OpEd: COVID vaccine delays illustrate what people dependent on other medicines experience

April 9, 2021

Canada’s drug review and reimbursement systems are already onerous. It can take from two to five years for some drugs to get to patients. The...

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Letter to Minister Churchill

March 31, 2021

24 March 2021 Minister Zach Churchill Minister of Health and Wellness Barrington Tower, 1894 Barrington Street P.O Box 488 Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J...

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Alberta Includes Cancer Patients in Vaccination Phase 2

March 17, 2021

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network congratulates Alberta on including cancer patients in Phase 2 On Monday, March 15th, the Government of Alberta...

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Cancer can’t wait: Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) tells provinces to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination of cancer patients to save lives

March 15, 2021

OTTAWA, ON, March 15, 2021 /CNW/ – It is critical that provinces and territories prioritize cancer patients and their caregivers during the...

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CCSN open letter: Cancer patients need prioritization for COVID-19 vaccination

March 14, 2021

CCSN’s open letter to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization

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COVID-19 & Mental Health

March 11, 2021

According to our Leger commissioned survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Patients and their Ability to Receive Treatment – Wave 2, cancer...

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Lung Cancer Patients Ask Governments to Outline Plans for Vaccination of Cancer Patients

March 10, 2021

RELEASE (Toronto/ March 11, 2021): A recent survey of Canadian lung cancer patients conducted by Lung Cancer Canada, found considerable confusion...

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Upcoming Events

  • May18
    Colorectal Cancer Canada Virtual Conference

    Join Colorectal Cancer Canada for a virtual conference on May 18 and 19, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST. Be educated by experts and become empowered to prevent, treat, and beat colorectal cancer. 

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  • May30
    Melanoma Network of Canada’s Strides for Melanoma Walk

    Melanoma Network of Canada is hosting their annual walk Strides for Melanoma on Sunday, May 30th, 2021. Help raise awareness and support MNC’s prevention work, with the goal of reducing the incidence of melanoma and skin cancer diagnoses in the future.

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  • Jul08
    36th Annual CAPO VIRTUAL Conference

    The 36th Annual Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) Conference will take place from June 8 to 10, 2021. Presented as a hybrid of both live and pre-recorded content, the conference will cover, amongst others, topics related to cancer care, cancer practices, and advocacy.

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  • Nov26
    2021 National Lymphedema Conference

    The Canadian Lymphoma Network, in collaboration with Wounds Canada, announced that the 2021 National Lymphedema Conference will be held virtually on November 26-27, 2021. The theme of this year’s conference is Moving Evidence into Practice.

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  • Take action on federal medicine price controls (PMPRB)

    The federal government has introduced new price controls for patented medicines and vaccines (also referred to as the changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board or PMPRB). The lack of clarity in how the new rules will be implemented along with the steep new price reductions for new medicines and vaccines have already had major negative impacts on Canadians. If you are concerned about the PMPRB changes, please use the following email form letter and social media post to contact the federal government. (more…)Participate Now

  • Patients and Caregivers Experiences and Knowledge with Biomarker Testing in Canada

    Colorectal Cancer Canada is inviting all cancer patients previously-treated, or currently undergoing treatment and/or their caregiver(s) to complete the following survey, which should take 20 minutes. (more…)Participate Now

  • Now Recruiting Metastatic Kidney Cancer Survivors for a New Study

    The University of Toronto is currently recruiting metastatic kidney cancer survivors for a study looking at changes in cognition, aerobic fitness, and activity patterns.


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  • Participate in a New Lung Cancer Program – Online Via Zoom

    Inspire Now is a new program for lung cancer patients who may have physical and emotional concerns such as fatigue, shortness of breath, worry, pain, sadness, and may experience stigma.


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Cancer Journey Stories

Second Wind: Thriving After Lung Cancer – Dann Wonser

I have got to be the luckiest guy alive – because I am still alive. It started when I broke my ribs. That “lucky break” led to an X-Ray, which is how the spot on my lungs was discovered. If I had not gotten tested until I had symptoms, it might well have been too late for me. It was already Stage III, and back

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Surviving and Thriving – Suzanne Doré

The journey to my diagnosis with advanced stage bowel cancer was an unusual one. Six months prior to my diagnosis, our world had fallen apart. Our son Sam, who was 13 at the time, was diagnosed with advanced stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This type of cancer is very rare in the west for adults, let alone children. It grows in the nasopharynx, a cavity behind your

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