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Highlights from the 2024 Saskatchewan All-Party Cancer Caucus: Addressing Challenges & Seeking Solutions

April 22, 2024

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network held its second Saskatchewan All-Party Cancer Caucus (APCC) in Regina on March 12, 2024. The two topics discussed...

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Medical experts call for reform of federal preventive health task force

April 15, 2024

The following is a release from the Coalition for Responsible Healthcare Guidelines. For more background on the coalition, click HERE. April 15, 2024...

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Time-to-Access Improvement the Focus of New CADTH Initiative

April 9, 2024

Canada’s Drug and Health Technology Agency (CADTH) wants zero days to pass between Health Canada’s approval of a drug and their...

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Statement on National Pharmacare (Bill C-64)

March 21, 2024

March 19, 2024 – The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network welcomes the tabling of Bill C-64, An Act respecting pharmacare. This legislation represents a...

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New COVID-19 Advocacy Group Launches To Fill Gaps Left By the Pandemic

March 8, 2024

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) welcomes a new national non-profit with a focus on Covid-19 in a post-pandemic world. The Canadian Covid...

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From the Canadian Lymphedema Framework: Save the MUHC Lymphedema Program

March 8, 2024

The following message is from the Canadian Lymphedema Framework. “After being charitably funded for 18 years, the Lymphedema Program of the McGill...

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BioCanRx Consultation Survey for Cancer Immunotherapy Research Priorities

February 27, 2024

The following message is from BioCanRx. “As some of you are aware, BioCanRx – Canada’s Immunotherapy Network, was awarded funding through...

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Upcoming Events

  • Apr23
    Webinar – How your gut health can affect your blood cancer treatment and quality of life

    This event is put on by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada. You are what you eat and researchers are learning that this principle can apply to blood cancer treatment and your quality of life! Changes to your ‘gut microbiome’ – the community of microbes, fungi, viruses and their genes in your digestive system – can boost your immune system and benefit your treatment.

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  • Apr23
    Webinar – How your gut health can affect your blood cancer treatment and quality of life

    This webinar is put on by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada You are what you eat and researchers are learning that this principle can apply to blood cancer treatment and your quality of life! Changes to your ‘gut microbiome’ – the community of microbes, fungi, viruses and their genes in your digestive system – can boost your immune system and benefit your treatment.

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  • Apr23
    Lymphedema Night – LYMPHATIC YOGA FOR LYMPHEDEMA

    This event is put on by the Alberta Lymphedema Association. Amy Beaith will guide us through a gentle lymphatic yoga practice, where she will explain ways to open, heal and activate your lymphatic system through poses and breathwork. This class is for all levels and modifications will be encouraged to help you stretch and feel at ease. More info in the attached PDF; Sign up HERE.

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  • Apr27
    Avalon Mall Shave for the Brave

    This event is put on by Young Adult Cancer Canada. “This is one of our favourite times of year — the time when we start reconnecting with old friends and meeting new people who want to learn more about Shave for the Brave and how it supports Young Adult Cancer Canada’s (YACC) programs and services. If you’re receiving this email, you’re one of those people

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  • Apr28
    BUMRUN

    This event is put on by CCRAN. Bumrun is the 5K run to get behind. Bumrun is a charity organization whose mission is to increase participation in screening programs for colon cancer and to raise funds for colon cancer charities. Across Canada, Bumrun hosts annual 5K walk/run events dedicated to raising awareness and encouraging screening to prevent colon cancer.

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  • BC Ministry of Health – Survey on Minor Ailments and Contraception Service

    The BC Ministry of Health has published a survey to receive feedback from the public on the Minor Ailments and Contraception Service (MACS).  These are significant change coming for British Columbians and will have an impact on access to care and how patients will soon have an alternative route to access assessment and treatment with medicines through Pharmacists with authority being given to Pharmacists for prescribing in the treatment of minor ailments. This is new for BC and will be coming into effect in the couple of month, based on tentative information.  I encourage you to circulate this survey to your members and stakeholders in BC, it is a short survey. The survey will be open from April 12th to April 30th .Participate Now

  • Beyond Study: Understanding the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Psychosocial Health of Children with Cancer, Survivors, and Parents.

    With this project, researchers from Concordia University are looking forward to learning more about the Canadian childhood cancer community’s experiences during the pandemic and how to best support their well-being during the pandemic and beyond. They are looking for:

    • Children and teens with cancer (<18 years of age)
    • Survivors of childhood cancer (<18 years of age)
    • Parents of children with cancer
    • Parents of survivors of childhood cancer who are <18 years of age
    Participate Now

  • SEAMLESS Study: A Smartphone App-based Mindfulness Intervention for Cancer Survivors

    This study is commissioned by the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services Click below for more information: SEAMLESS Flyer_Apr2023 SEAMLESS Email Flyer

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Cancer Journey Stories

Plot Twist: Lung Cancer at 33 – Katie Hulan

I am a stage 4 ALK+ lung cancer patient who was diagnosed February 2021 at 33 years old.

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Surviving Metastatic Prostate Cancer – Derek Lawrence

I first learned that I had prostate cancer from my urologist in 1995, and he told me that I actually had a very aggressive cancer. I had been to my family doctor in 1992 and 1993 for my annual checkup, which was fine; no mention was ever made to me about having a PSA blood test, but I was given a digital rectal exam. Somehow

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