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Results of new blood test cause for optimism for early detection

September 22, 2022

There are so many types of cancer out there, it’s easy for them to pass under the radar. For a disease where early detection is critical, getting...

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Join us in welcoming the Lung Health Foundation’s new CEO

September 21, 2022

September 21st, 2022  There is a new head of the Lung Health Foundation. The Board of Directors has appointed Jessica Buckley to the role of Chief...

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The Pandemic Is Still Taking a Toll on Caregivers

August 26, 2022

Cancer caregivers are more anxious than ever about protecting the person they care for from COVID-19.

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Right To Survive’s Open Letter To All Prospective Candidates in Québec’s Upcoming Election

August 25, 2022

August 25, 2022 Subject: Enhancing access to lung cancer screening across all regions of Québec To all prospective candidates in Québec’s upcoming...

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Jackie Manthorne Atlantic CTV News Interview

August 12, 2022

Jackie Manthorne, president & CEO of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN), was interviewed on August 7, 2022 by Atlantic CTV News anchor...

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Earlier Routine Mammograms Impact Health Outcomes In Women Aged 40 to 59

August 9, 2022

Study shows annual screening before age 50 leads to lower proportions of advanced breast cancer. Researchers from the University of Ottawa and The...

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The International Liver Cancer Movement has a new website!

August 8, 2022

We are pleased to announce the launch of a new website for the International Liver Cancer Movement ! The International Liver Cancer Movement (ILCM) is...

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Upcoming Events

  • Oct17
    CAPT Conference 2022

    The Canadian Association for Population Therapeutics  announced the theme for the 2022 annual conference, Embracing change and uncertainty to improve the health of Canadians. They hope to return to an in-person format at the MaRS Discovery District venue on October 17th and 18th.

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  • Oct18
    The 2022 World Cancer Congress

    The World Cancer Congress aims to strengthen the participants’ action and impact on national, regional and international scales through a multidisciplinary programme that features the latest successful interventions in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. October 18-22, 2022  

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  • Oct18
    Lymphoma Canada’s 6th Annual National Patient Conference on Lymphoma & CLL

    On October 18,19 and 20th Lymphoma Canada will be hosting it’s 6th annual National Patient Conference on Lymphoma & CLL. This patient-focused educational event will be held virtually and will include live presentations by expert faculty and specialists across Canada.

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  • Oct27
    Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Virtual Symposium 2022

    The Colorectal Cancer Resource and Action Network is holding a symposium on Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer (EAOCRC). The symposium are dedicated to bringing awareness to the rise of the cancer among young Canadians. The talks will educate people on advancements in treatment and management. The symposium will feature patients and caregivers presenting on the first day. Clinicians, researchers, policy makers and industry members will

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  • Oct27
    Colorectal Cancer Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Symposium

    Register  for CCRAN’s 2022 Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Virtual Symposium. October 27-28, 2022. In response to the rising rates in young adult colorectal cancer and the growing number of young patients seeking support, education, and advocacy for advanced colorectal cancer, CCRAN is proudly hosting the second EAOCRC (Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer) symposium of a three part series. These symposia are dedicated to bringing

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  • CancerCare Manitoba Interview Call Out

    Were you diagnosed with cancer between the ages of 15 to 39 years and are now +18 years living in Canada and identify as any of the following: Person of  Color, Indigenous, 2SLGBTQIA+.  CancerCare Manitoba Foundation and Young Adult Cancer Canada wants to learn about your experiences in the health care system to improve  cancer care delivery. (more…)

  • CCSN Call Out Share Your COVID-19 and Cancer Story

    How is the pandemic affecting you now, as a cancer patient, caregiver, or survivor? Our latest survey tells a great deal of how the pandemic continues to impact the lives of people affected by cancer. (more…)Participate Now

  • University Of Liverpool Research Participants Call Out

    The University Of Liverpool is seeking participants for research into how young women of color experience hair loss as a result of chemotherapy for breast cancer. Are you a woman of color between the ages of 21 and 45 who experienced hair loss as a result of chemotherapy for breast cancer (more…)

  • Colorectal Cancer Patient Values Survey

    Colorectal Cancer Canada  is conducting a survey with colorectal cancer patients and care givers from across Canada (more…)Participate Now

  • Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Patient & Caregiver Questionnaire on Lung Cancer – Lumakras

    The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is doing a Call out for our Patient & Caregiver Questionnaire on Lung Cancer - Lumakras . The survey will remain open until September 5, 2022. (more…)Participate Now

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Cancer Journey Stories

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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Out-Of-Country Cancer Treatment – Thomas Vicars

Thomas Vicars was 60-years-old when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. His prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which had been monitored throughout his 50s, had been rising for several years. After it went up to a little over 16, a biopsy confirmed prostate cancer. Thomas began looking into treatment options and wanted to go with brachytherapy, but was turned down due to his diabetes. This left surgery

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