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

Your CCSN July 2021 Newsletter is Here

July 30, 2021

The July 2021 edition of our Newsletter is now available. This issue includes an update on the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) changes,...

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Protect our Access: Update on Changes to the Patent Medicines Pricing Review Board (PMPRB)

July 8, 2021

The federal government’s plan to push patented drug prices lower continues to meet with controversy. The changes to the regulations governing...

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‘A tsunami of cancer’: The need to ramp up care sidelined by COVID-19 is urgent

June 30, 2021

By Jaimie Roebuck | Republished from Healthy Debate (original article) There is no pause button for cancer. We can’t postpone, hold or reschedule it...

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A Milestone in Lung Cancer Screening

June 17, 2021

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, represented by President & CEO Jackie Manthorne, was pleased to be invited to speak at the Lung Health...

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Brain Tumour Incidence and Mortality Report

June 9, 2021

The Brain Tumour Registry of Canada (BTRC) published their Incidence and Mortality Report on May 26th, 2021. The detailed breakdown of the data and...

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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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Upcoming Events

  • Aug05
    Challenge for Life – #TaketheChallenge

    The CancerCare Manitoba Foundation is hosting The Challenge for Life event designed to raise money and awareness of people in Manitoba affected by cancer. People of all ages are invited to take on the challenge. Sign up as an individual or as a team. The challenge is to complete 20km or 200 minutes of exercise. You can do any exercise of your choice, walking, biking, Zumba, sports, or

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  • Aug10
    PROSTAID Calgary General Meeting

    The next General Meeting of PROSTAID Calgary is on August 10th at 7:30 PM Mountain Time. These general meetings typically take place on the first Tuesday of every month to discuss topics related to prostate cancer. See more about their upcoming meetings.

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  • Aug15
    CCRAN Virtual Patient Education Session

    Join Colorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network (CCRAN) for a virtual Patient Education Session via Zoom on Sunday, August 15th, 2021 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT. Come learn from experts about the new and evolving therapies in the management of metastatic colorectal cancer. Please confirm your attendance before August 13th, 2021 with Grace Malito by email at grace.m@ccran.org or by phone at 1-833-792-2726

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  • Aug27
    Paddle 4 The Cure

    The Canadian Cancer Society is hosting the 6th Annual Paddle 4 The Cure event to raise money and awareness for Breast Cancer Research. Paddlers of all ages are encouraged to join. Think of creative ideas for your pink outfit! Dress to stand out, raise money and have fun! Dress for maximum impact, and you could get a chance to be crowned the Best Dressed Dude

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  • Aug30
    Queen’s University’s Arts and Science Undergraduate Society Orientation Cancer Fundraiser

    The Queen’s University Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) Orientation Week Committee consists of Queen’s undergraduate students dedicated to welcoming the Class of 2025 to their new home at Queen’s! Along with planning both in-person and virtual Orientation events, ASUS Orientation proudly partners with the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) to raise funds and awareness for the organization in the Queen’s and general Kingston community. In previous years, the

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  • Hoofing It Around the Globe for Neuroendocrine Cancer Research

    HOOFING IT Around The Globe, a fundraiser run by the Canadian Neuroendocrine Tumour Society (CNETS), is taking place from July 1st to September 15th, 2021. The goal is to raise $100,000, of which every penny will go to neuroendocrine cancer research. Participants create their own fundraising activities, either on their own or as part of a team, and travel as many kilometres as they can by whatever mode they choose – for example walking, cycling, swimming, etc. See the CNETS website for more information.

  • Canada Walks for Bladder Cancer

    Bladder Cancer Canada's annual Awareness Walk is taking place again this year on September 25th and 26th, 2021. This year, participants are encouraged to ‘walk where you are’, keeping in mind local public health directives. This event raises funds for Bladder Cancer Canada's free programs and services for bladder cancer patients and their caregivers. By registering, you help to support the 80 000 Canadians living with a bladder cancer diagnosis. The first 2000 individuals to register or donate at least $20 minimum to an individual or team will be eligible to receive a Bladder Cancer Canada cling (sponsored by Hannah Promotions) for your car or your home.Participate Now

  • Survey for Lung Cancer Patients and Caregivers from the Lung Association

    The Canadian Lung Association is conducting a survey in order to inform their development of new lung cancer informational resources. Lung cancer patients, caregivers for lung cancer patients, and healthcare workers are encouraged to take this survey and tell the Canadian Lung Association what lung cancer related resources they would find most useful.Participate Now

  • Call for Abstracts for National Lymphedema Conference

    The call for abstracts is open for the 2021 National Lymphedema Conference! The Canadian Lymphedema Framework (CLF) is accepting abstracts for either an oral or poster presentation at the conference, which will take place virtually on December 3-4, 2021. The CLF welcomes abstracts from all stages of the research process, including study protocols, feasibility and pilot studies, and clinical case series. However, submissions are not limited to research-based abstracts. If you have a special interest in a topic that is important or have a special case study, the CLF encourages you to submit an abstract to share knowledge with your colleagues.

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    April 15 - Call for English abstracts officially opens April 30 - Communication and Call for French abstracts officially opens September 1 - Deadline for abstract submissions October 5 - Notification of accepted abstractsParticipate Now

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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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REMINDER! Tomorrow is the start of the Challenge for Life – #TaketheChallenge event hosted by @CancerCareMBFdn to raise money for cancer by completing 20km or 200 minutes of exercise. The event runs virtually from August 5-17th, 2021! bit.ly/3BLIR4f

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REMINDER! Tomorrow is the start of the Challenge for Life – #TaketheChallenge event hosted by CancerCare Manitoba Foundation to raise money for cancer by completing 20km or 200 minutes of exercise. The event runs virtually from August 5-17th, 2021! Learn more here: https://support.cancercarefdn.mb.ca/site/SPageServer/?pagename=home_cfl_2021&fr_id=1667

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