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Canadian Cancer Survivor Network holds fall 2023 Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus

November 20, 2023

Three days later, Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sylvia Jones lowers breast screening age from 50 to 40 CCSN President & CEO Jackie Manthorne...

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CCSN Participates in the Canada Healthcare Innovation Summit

November 14, 2023

Nir Hagigi of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network participated in the 7th panel of the Canada Healthcare Innovation Summit: Unlocking Access to...

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Stress and Cancer: A Complex Relationship

November 13, 2023

International Stress Awareness Day falls at the beginning  of November,  and it highlighted a common question that we  often receive at the...

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Two Wins for Cancer Screening in Canada

November 13, 2023

Cancer Can’t Wait, and two provincial governments in Canada have taken steps to implement early screening. In late October, Ontario Deputy Premier...

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Asbestos cement water pipe petition tabled in the House of Commons

November 10, 2023

The following is a media release from Prevent Cancer Now. For a primer about the issues surrounding asbestos in drinker water in Canada, click here....

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YACC Launches New Research Project

October 17, 2023

The following is a statement from Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) BIG NEWS! Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) is launching its next great research...

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Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board Call for Community Members

October 12, 2023

The following is a release from the Ontario Cancer Research Ethics Board A research ethics board (REB) is a body of researchers, community members...

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Upcoming Events

  • May10
    Concert Against Cancer

    The Montreal Cancer Institute is proud to present its 15th edition of the Concert Against Cancer, an exceptional evening dedicated to the timeless memory of The Beatles, magnified by the unique experience of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Québec, conducted by Maestro Alexandre Da Costa and accompanied by surprise guests throughout the evening! The collected amount will go towards the "Repatriement des cerveaux" Program, which aims to attract more oncology researchers to the Montreal area and support them in their efforts through start-up funds.

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  • Rare Genetic Disease Caregiver Study Opportunity

    This survey is put on by the Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders Researchers at the University of Manitoba invite you to participate in a study on the experience of caregivers of children with rare genetic diseases. The goal of this study is to understand the experiences, needs, and preferences of parents/caregivers of children with rare genetic diseases while interacting with genetics professionals during the diagnostic journey. We want to learn about where caregivers seek information and support during and after the diagnostic journey and the factors that might influence these preferences. We hope the study results will give us a better understanding of how genetics healthcare providers can provide better support to caregivers.?  We anticipate that the survey will require approximately 15-20 minutes of your time and is available to complete in English, French, and Simplified Chinese. If you would like to complete the survey in more than one sitting, you will have the option of using a ‘return code’ to save your responses and return to the same survey later.?   If you would like to participate in this study, please click on this link or enter into your web browser. We kindly ask that you do not post this link on public forums including social media.    If you would like more information about this study, please contact Vivien at    Thank you!  Participate Now

  • Lung Cancer Screening Values (LCSV) study team at McMaster University

    We are recruiting 55 and 85-year-olds who can converse in English for a research study. The purpose of this study is to investigate Ontarians’ values, attitudes, and beliefs about lung cancer screening. Participants will be compensated $20 for completing an interview in person (Hamilton, ON), by telephone or video call. If you are interested in participating, please fill out the eligibility survey here: We hope to learn what you think about the importance of lung cancer screening, who you think should be screened, and your perspectives on the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening. Your participation can help advance our thinking about lung cancer screening in order to make a potential future lung cancer screening program in Ontario fair, effective, and an efficient use of health care dollars. This research study is part of a doctoral thesis by Manisha Pahwa, a Ph.D. student at McMaster University, and has been reviewed by the Hamilton Integrated Research Ethics Board (project #8310)”Participate Now

  • Bladder Cancer Patient Feedback

    Bladder Cancer Canada is looking for patients to provide input for 4 different studies, including two studies directly conducted by doctors.
    These studies are looking to gain insights from Canadians diagnosed with advanced (metastatic) bladder cancer and muscle-invasive bladder cancer to better understand their personal experiences from the time of diagnosis and beyond.
    Selected participants will be invited to participate in a virtual meeting or complete a survey to share their perspectives with other attendees and/or researchers. Compensation is provided for selected studies.
    We would truly appreciate it if you could inform any bladder cancer patients of these studies.
    Anyone interested can connect with Michelle Colero, who can provide more information -

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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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