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Ontario Election: Questions for Parties and Candidates

May 9, 2022

CCSN is asking three questions of each and every candidate and party in the 2022 Ontario election about what they will do, if elected, to improve the...

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Patient Groups Commend Changes to Drug Pricing Rules

May 8, 2022

CCSN is among twenty-two national patient organizations that have expressed their support for the recent announcement regarding drug pricing...

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Cancer Can’t Wait: New Estimates of the Impact of the Pandemic on Cancer Care 

April 11, 2022

Two new papers estimate the impact of the pandemic on cancer care on a large scale.

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Recognizing Essential Caregivers During the Pandemic

April 10, 2022

On April 5th, Canada observed National Caregiver Day – a day dedicated to recognizing the essential labour that caregivers do and the contributions...

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The Bitterest Pill: Equal Access to Take-Home Cancer Drugs in Ontario

April 9, 2022

On April 4th, the CanCertainty Coalition gathered to call for equitable access to take-home cancer drugs in Ontario.

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Cancer in Canada in 2022

April 8, 2022

An estimated 233,900 Canadians will receive a cancer diagnosis in 2022, and 85,100 will die of cancer.

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COVID-19 Death Toll Much Higher Previously Thought

April 8, 2022

The global death toll from COVID-19 has now been estimated to be three times higher than official reports.

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    CADTH is seeking people (patients, survivors, caregivers, families or bereaved family members) with lived experiences of pediatric glioma to participate in a 90-minute meeting using Zoom. (more…)Participate Now

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Cancer Journey Stories

Fight for Your Future – Lina Miranda

In the year of my diagnosis, 2001, the Canadian Cancer Society reported that of 65,400 new cases of stomach cancer diagnosed, only 1.6 percent of the cases were female. I was one of that 1.6 percent of females. My name is Lina, and at the age of 21 my life was turned upside down. After a year of multiple visits to my family doctor complaining

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Leukemia Didn’t Beat Me. I Beat It! – Jason Clark

Being diagnosed with acute leukemia was the most devastating and life-changing event I have ever faced. I was 35, healthy, and fit. I never drank or smoked. About a month before my diagnosis, I got really sick. I thought I had the flu. I was being stubborn and wouldn’t go to the doctor to get it checked out. I finally went to a walk-in clinic

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About this webinar: Join us to learn about tools and resources that CTO has co-developed with patients as partners to related to engaging patients and caregivers with clinical trials. If you're interested in exploring potential participation in a clinical trial, CTO has credible information for you to learn more about clinical trials and to look for a potential clinical trial. If you're interested in collaborating as a member of a clinical trial team, CTO has built resources for you to help prepare you to contribute on a research team. This presentation will walk you through a number of resources, no matter how you may wish to be engaged with clinical trials. About the presenter: Dawn Richards, PhD, is the founder of Five02 Labs Inc., and Director of Patient and Public Engagement at Clinical Trials Ontario. With a PhD (Analytical Chemistry) from the University of Alberta, and experience in a variety of roles during the past 20 years, it is her diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis fifteen years ago that started her journey to combine her passion for science with making the most of her diagnosis. In her role at CTO, Dawn is charged with executing on CTO’s strategic pillar of patient and public engagement.

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