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Notice: Prescription Drug List (PDL): Multiple Additions

October 10, 2019

Date: October 7, 2019 Our file number: 19-119291-196 The purpose of this Notice of Amendment is to notify about the additions of acalabrutinib,...

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Are You a Breast Cancer Patient or Survivor Living in Ontario? If so, We Would Like to Hear from You!

October 9, 2019

Were you or are you an early-stage breast cancer patient who lives in and accesses health care in Ontario? If so, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network...

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An Update from Clinical Trials Ontario

October 2, 2019

Clinical Trials Ontario (CTO) has been working with health charities and patient organizations like CCSN to build tools and resources about clinical...

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Upcoming Events

  • Oct15
    Colorectal Cancer Canada is hosting a conference!

    Colorectal Cancer Canada is hosting a conference on the subject of patient groups and access to clinical trials. Details in the image below.

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  • Oct19
    Thrombosis Canada Annual Conference

    Thrombosis Canada is hosting their 2019 Annual Education Conference – Thrombosis Management: Challenges, Controversies, and Consensus.  The meeting will feature Canadian and international thrombosis experts. The program will cover a wide range of thrombosis-related topics relevant to current practice. Details: Saturday, October 19th, 2019 Intercontinental Toronto Centre, Toronto ON   For more information and registration, click here.

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  • Oct20
    Summit for Cancer Immunotherapy

    Save the date! BioCanRx, Canada’s Immunotherapy Network, invites you to our 4th Annual Scientific Meeting Join us at Summit4CI in beautiful Victoria, on the coast of Vancouver Island! More than 300 leading scientists, clinicians, trainees, economists and representatives from industry, patient groups, charities and government will explore the latest progress in cancer immunotherapy from scientific, clinical, industry and patient perspectives. The Summit includes a diverse lineup

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  • This study is examining physical activity and psychological well-being in cancer survivors

    If you are over the age of 25 and have finished your cancer treatment within the past 6-12 months, you are eligible to complete this survey. This research will be looking at the level of physical activity in cancer survivors, and their overall psychological well-being. Click the button below to complete the survey!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.

  • Share your feedback for the development of new clinical trials regulations

    Health Canada is seeking feedback on what they should consider in developing new clinical trials regulations as well as implementing the pathway for Advanced Therapeutic Products. They want to hear from patients & consumers, academics, industry, NGOs, and any other interested parties. Send an email to to request the consultation questions by email before August 30th, 2019!

  • Take part in research to advance the science of cancer survivorship!

    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

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Cancer Journey Stories

Demystifying Prostate Cancer and The New Normal – Harvey Slobod

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 he

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The Face of Prostate Cancer: Paul’s Story

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 a

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