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Read Our Questions to Candidates in the 2023 Manitoba Election

September 19, 2023

To view the responses we have received to these questions, click here. Dear Candidate, Over 234,000 Canadians are diagnosed with cancer every year,...

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The Psychological Effect of Lymphoma

September 19, 2023

Often, we talk about fear and anxiety when dealing with any form of cancer, but this is particularly true when talking about lymphoma.  What disease...

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Rising Wildfires, Rising Injustice: The Battle for Fair Compensation for Firefighters

September 12, 2023

In a startling revelation, forest and wildland firefighters across the country find themselves not only battling rampant wildfires but also an unjust...

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Cancer Can’t Wait: Governments from across Canada should expedite the implementation of a new cancer framework for Canadian firefighters

September 5, 2023

New federal legislation aims to protect firefighters from cancer. OTTAWA, ON, Sept. 5, 2023 /CNW/ – The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN)...

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Quebec Makes the Move to Reimburse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Treatment

August 23, 2023

MONTREAL, Aug. 17, 2023 /CNW/ – Incyte Biosciences Canada is pleased to announce that Quebec has made Minjuvi® (tafasitamab) in combination...

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Breast Cancer Screening Public Document Submissions

August 2, 2023

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC)  is currently undertaking an update of the Canadian Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines....

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Check Out Our Submission for the 2024 Federal Budget

August 1, 2023

We have made a number of suggestions to the federal government to improve cancer care across the country. We have made the recommendations as part of...

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Upcoming Events

  • Sep27
    Envisioning an ‘Own the Podium’ Strategy for Cancer Immunotherapy in Canada

    This event is put on by BioCanRx Own the Podium’ is the name of a strategy implemented in Canadian sports for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics to increase Canada’s number of podium finishes It worked so well for the program that an organization was created to continue to deliver on this very specific objective. This year’s Public Forum asks ‘could a similar approach be taken

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  • Sep27
    CADTH Lecture Series: Reimagining HTA

    This webinar is hosted by the CADTH The CADTH Lecture Series featuring Dr. Brian O’Rourke, President ISPOR, the Professional Society for Health Economics and Outcomes Research, and past President and CEO of CADTH. Join Dr. O’Rourke as he explores the new definition of health technology assessment (HTA) and how we may be on the cusp of reimagining HTA. Dr. O’Rourke is the 2023 recipient of

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  • Oct14
    Kathy’s Run for Pancreatic Cancer

    Kathy’s Run for Pancreatic Cancer is back this year on Saturday, October 14 at Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park, Edmonton! Kathy’s Run started in 2011 in memory of Kathy McCollum, who passed away from pancreatic cancer in 2011. Kathy’s passion for running inspired her friends, family, and colleagues to create this event in support of life-saving research for pancreatic cancer. Kathy’s Run not only takes place

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  • Oct15
    Multiple Myeloma March

    This event is put on by Myeloma Canada. This fall, 40 communities across Canada will be coming together either in-person or virtually to participate in our 15th annual 5km Multiple Myeloma March (MMM). Our goal this year is to raise a total of $750,000 to fund research that matters to you.

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  • Oct19
    World Bladder Cancer Patient Forum 2023

    This event is put on by the World Bladder Cancer Coalition This year, they will dive deeper into bladder cancer patient supportive and complimentary needs. Drawing from the recently published findings of the Bladder Cancer Patient & Carer Survey, they will explore how we can address these patient needs in practice. And hear from healthcare professionals how working with patients as partners can unlock patient advocacy

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  • University of Ottawa Swimming and Breast Cancer Study

    SWIM Participant Flyer with tearoff - July 19 2022 - EN

  • 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 -

  • CCRA’s Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (PIP)

    This study is commissioned by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance. Are you a cancer patient, survivor, or caregiver who is interested in learning more about cancer research? CCRA’s Patient Involvement in Cancer Research Program (known as PIP) will be offered this year in a hybrid format. PIP is interwoven into the Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) and provides participants with an opportunity to learn about leading edge science and network with cancer researchers and trainees. You will be paired with a science partner who will be available to address questions and help you get the most out of the research presented at the conference. Best of all, you will be linked to other participants also interested in cancer research! For more information, please read our brochure. To apply, please click here (deadline for applications is March 1, 2023). If you would like more information, please contact Now

  • Patient Values Preferences Survey

    This survey is commissioned by Colorectal Cancer Canada. We invite adults (18+) metastatic & non-metastatic Canadian Colorectal Cancer patients and/or caregivers to participate in our Colorectal Cancer Patient Values Survey. The purpose of this study, which is sponsored by Colorectal Cancer Canada and led by Dr. Deborah Marshall from the University of Calgary, is to measure how patients and caregivers value the risks and benefits of colorectal cancer treatment. It should only take 25 minutes of your time.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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