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Don’t Miss our Free Webinar: The Link between Income Inequality and Access to Health(care)

June 25, 2019

Date held: Thursday, June 27th, 1:00- 2:00 PM est Presented by: Dr. Ambreen Sayani In this webinar: Many factors influence the ability of individuals...

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Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines Putting Thousands of Women at Risk

June 21, 2019

The new breast cancer screening guidelines are dangerous, and thousands of Canadian women will die if they are not revised. In December 2018, the...

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Did you miss our webinar: Is Canada’s Cancer System prepared to provide quality cancer care to older Canadians?

June 10, 2019

Date held: Thursday, June 13, 2019 1:00 PM- 2:00PM According to the Canadian Cancer Society, one of two Canadians will be affected by cancer and 9 of...

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Upcoming Events

  • Jun27
    Don’t Miss our Free Webinar: The Link between Income Inequality and Access to Health(care)

    Date held: Thursday, June 27th, 1:00- 2:00 PM est Presented by: Dr. Ambreen Sayani In this webinar: Many factors influence the ability of individuals to perceive their need for healthcare and to seek appropriate and timely treatment. The focus of this webinar is to describe what we mean by income inequalities and to illustrate how rising levels of income inequality negatively influence the ability of

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  • Sep01
    Prostate Cancer Canada’s Wake Up Call Breakfast

    Wake Up Call Breakfast is a unique opportunity to support the 1 in 7 Canadian men who will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. It brings together business leaders in an event tailor-made for them, to raise awareness and funds for the most common cancer affecting Canadian men. Join them – as a guest, corporate sponsor, or table host – for an unforgettable

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  • Sep12
    YACC’s Retreat Yourself Adventure

    Young Adult Cancer Canada is hosting another Retreat Yourself Adventure! Retreat Yourself Adventure gives young adult cancer survivors and supporters a chance to tackle survivorship issues while ziplining and hiking in Newfoundland on a 4-day Adventure that will push limits and challenge participants both physically and mentally. Read the eligibility criteria and register here.

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  • Take part in a study looking at the use of strengthening exercise for older adults in BC hospitals!

    2-3 patient partners are invited to join a team of physical therapists in a project supporting the use of exercise to maintain and improve muscle strength for older adults in BC hospitals. If you are 65+ and have been a patient in a BC hospital, this could be a good fit for you. You can choose how long, how often, and to what extent you wish to participate. You can participate from anywhere in BC, and will have scheduled phone and email correspondence. This project is not supported financially and therefore your contributions cannot be compensated monetarily. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact Alison Hoens at or 604.812.1271Participate Now

  • Getting It Right for Patients: Canada’s 1st National Pharmacare Plan

    In the months leading up to the federal election, the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders and the Consumer Advocare Network will have surveys to engage the public on some of the important “details” they want to see— or not see— in a National Pharmacare Plan. Please take 5 minutes to answer the first survey on Developing a National Formulary (Drug List). You can also stay tuned for our Webinar to be held in the last week of June.Participate Now

  • Lend your voice to a study examining health behaviours in cancer survivors!

    Would you like to help with academic research that examines health behaviours in cancer survivors? Would you like to enter a draw to win one of ten $30 VISA gift cards? Complete a brief (20 - 25 minute long) anonymous online survey! To be eligible you must: - Have had a cancer diagnosis within the last 10 years - Be 18 years of age or older Click here to start the survey! For more information, contact: Kristina Karvinen, PhD Email: kristinak@nipissingu.caParticipate Now

  • Consultation of Draft Guidance Documents: Identifying and Labelling Medicinal Ingredients, Generic Drug Equivalence: Medicinal Ingredients

    Health Canada is proposing amendments to the Food and Drug Regulations that would provide greater clarity to the pharmaceutical industry on criteria for which regulatory pathway to follow when filing generic drug submissions to Health Canada. Follow the link to learn more.Participate Now

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Cancer Journey Stories

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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Memo for Pink Charities: Men Get This Disease Too – Rod Ritchie

Sitting in my doctor’s waiting room for a visit to find out the reasons for a breast lump, I recall that 50 years earlier, my mother had breast cancer. As a guy, the last thing on my mind was breast cancer. I was relieved when on this visit (and a subsequent visit), I was assured that all was well. A month later, with an obviously

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