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From President/CEO Jackie Manthorne: The best cancer outcomes start with strong provincial cancer action plans

July 16, 2024

This article recently appeared in the Hill Times. You can read that article here. Each weekend, 1,350 Canadians hear the life-altering words,...

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Industry-led lawsuit against Canada’s plastics regulations back in court

June 25, 2024

The following is a statement from the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE) Health and environmental groups intervene to...

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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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Upcoming Events

  • Jul23
    Colorectal Cancer Canada KickAss Golf Tournament Digital Silent Auction

    This event is put on by Colorectal Cancer Canada  Discover exclusive items and unforgettable experiences, all priced to support a noble cause. From amazing trips to coveted sports tickets and signed memorabilia, there’s something for everyone. The auction is live until July 23rd and is open to all. Bid today and spread the word to help make a difference for colorectal cancer patients across Canada.

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  • Jul28
    The Capilano Volkswagen Cypress Challenge

    Each year over 600 riders and more than 30 teams take on the 12km climb up Cypress Mountain to support pancreatic cancer research and care. Together, we’re helping BC Cancer transform pancreatic cancer care across British Columbia.

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  • Jul29
    Funding Opportunity: Open Call for Research Proposals

    This event is put on by BioCanRx BioCanRx is pleased to announce the launch of its first Open Call for Research Proposals, made possible by funding from the Strategic Science Fund. This Open Call will use BioCanRx’s established translational research pipeline approach to fund projects aiming to advance promising cancer biotherapeutics and immunotherapies, and support the adoption of these biotherapeutics into the Canadian healthcare systems.

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  • Aug07
    Webinar – Microscope on MDS

    This event is put on by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Dr. Heather Leitch, a hematologist and specialist in myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), will give updates on this group of cancers of the blood and bone marrow. Learn about the medical and scientific work underway to improve outcomes and save more lives of people living with MDS.

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  • Aug14
    Webinar – Deep dive into DLBCL

    This event is put on by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada Join Dr. John Kuruvilla, a hematologist and expert in high-precision treatments in oncology, for this 1-hour live online presentation about managing diffuse large B-cell lymphoma, DLBCL, which is the most commonly diagnosed subtype of non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

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  • 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

  • Seeking patients who had low-risk cancer for a research study requiring one telephone call

    This study is commissioned with the University Health Network in partnership with the Canadian Cancer Society Background: Due to more screening, many more people are diagnosed with abnormal cells with a very low risk of ever turning into cancer. Many patients undergoing treatment for these abnormal cells believe they have cancer, which causes anxiety and reduces quality of life. Little prior research has explored how to improve communication about “low-risk” cancers so that patients better understand their diagnosis. Study purpose: Identify ideal ways to name and discuss low-risk cancers by asking patients and doctors about the names they prefer for low-risk cancers of the breast, cervix, bladder, thyroid, and prostate, and the reason for those preferences. You can participate if you: ? Are 30 years of age or older ? Were diagnosed in the last 5 years with abnormal cells in any of the following body parts that required only regular monitoring because of a very low chance of ever turning into cancer, or if treated, would not likely recur: o Breast (only ductal carcinoma in situ) o Cervix o Bladder o Thyroid o Prostate ? Live anywhere in Canada ? Can understand and speak English language What you will be asked to do: ? Read and sign an online consent form ? Participate in a single telephone interview of about 20 minutes ? We will ask for your opinion about the words used to name and describe abnormal cells in the breast, cervix, bladder, prostate, or thyroid What we will give you: ? After you participate in the telephone interview, we will send you compensation ? When the study is done, we will send you a summary of the results To express interest or ask questions: The research study is being conducted by Dr. Anna Gagliardi from the University Health Network (UHN) in Toronto with funding from the Canadian Cancer Society. If you are interested in participating or wish to learn more about the study, please contact the study coordinator: Mavis. Please note that information sent by email may be accessible by external parties and therefore not entirely secure. Please do not communicate personal sensitive information via e-mail.

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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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