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CCSN Outraged by Canadian Task Force Recommendations on Breast Screening

June 19, 2024

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) was disappointed and outraged by the recent recommendation from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive...

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Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Meets with Ottawa Mayor for National Cancer Survivors Day

June 18, 2024

CCSN staff, members of CCSN’s Board of Directors and cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers visited Ottawa City Hall on June 4, 2024 for a...

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CCSN Supports MPP Kusendova-Bastha Motion on Lung Cancer Screening

June 6, 2024

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network was pleased to virtually attend MPP Kusendova-Bastha’s presentation of her motion in the Ontario...

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Masks and Butterfly Gala Announces Guests, Date

June 3, 2024

The following is a release from Unmasking the Reality of Lung Cancer June 14, 2024 Masks and Butterflies Gala The new Arthur J.E. Child Cancer Centre...

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Preventative Health Task Force refuses to lower the age of breast cancer screening

May 30, 2024

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network joins various groups in voicing disappointment over the Task Force’s recommendation. The Canadian Task Force on...

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Ottawa University Study Finds Early Breast Cancer Screening Saves Millions in Healthcare Dollars Per Year

May 17, 2024

The following is a press release from the University of Ottawa. One of the authors of this study, Dr. Anna Wilkinson, presented for the CCSN webinar...

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CCSN’s Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus held on April 24, 2024 with a focus on cervical cancer screening and rehabilitation for cancer survivors

May 7, 2024

CCSN’s spring All-party Cancer Caucus took place at Queen’s Park on April 24, 2024,  with CCSN President & CEO Jackie Manthorne, Community...

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Upcoming Events

  • Jun20
    2024 Biomarker Conference

    This event is put on by the Colorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network CCRAN is proudly hosting its 2nd annual biomarker conference across multiple tumour types to bring awareness of biomarker testing. Please save the date. JUNE 20 – 21 2024 Who should participate: Pathologists, bioinformaticians, patients, medical oncologists, public policy makers, patient advocacy groups, pharmaceutical partners, and other healthcare professionals

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  • Jun25
    AYA CAN Summer Community Call

    1. AGENDA AYA CAN community call Jun 25, 2024

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  • Jun25
    Canada Life Cranium Crusaders Walk

    Team Canada Life Cranium Crusaders will be walking around Victoria Park on Tuesday, June 25th as part of the Brain Tumor Walk initiative. This event is open to the community.

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  • Jun26
    Health Coalition of Alberta Annual General Meeting

    The following event is held by the Health Coalition of Alberta The Health Coalition of Alberta Society will hold its Annual General Meeting Wednesday, June 26, 2024  2:30pm – 3:00pm To be held virtually via Zoom (call-in details to distributed with meeting materials) At that time, the Society shall: Approve Minutes of the 2023 AGM Receive reports from the President, Treasurer, and Nominating  Committee Chair

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  • Jun30
    Request for Applications: Patient Representative Committee Chair

    The Canadian Cancer Trials Group (CCTG) is requesting applications for the volunteer position of Chair of the Patient Representative Committee.  CCTG is a cooperative oncology research group that designs and administers clinical trials in cancer therapy, supportive care, and prevention across Canada and internationally. We support a collaborative network of researchers, physicians, scientists, and statisticians internationally recognized for finding the treatments that give people with

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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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