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CCSN Returns to Queen’s Park for Latest All-Party Cancer Caucus

May 15, 2023

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s (CCSN) All-party Caucus at Queen’s Park in Toronto was held on April 24, 2023. It was attended by several...

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Read Dense Breasts Canada Reaction to New US Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

May 15, 2023

The following is a message from Dense Breasts Canada The recently released United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Breast Cancer...

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CORD Looking For Board of Directors Applicants

May 12, 2023

The following is an announcement from CORD The Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders is looking for passionate, creative, committed, qualified...

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Alberta Election: Read our Questions to Candidates

May 4, 2023

This is the letter sent out by Jackie Manthorne to all candidates in the 2023 Alberta Election. To read the answers, click here. Dear Candidate: Over...

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Cancer Control is Cancer Screening

April 19, 2023

The idea of being able to control cancer seems far-fetched. After all, it is the largest killer in the world, a highly complex catch-all for several...

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What to Know about Hemophilia and Cancer

April 17, 2023

Cancer on its own is challenging, but the health problems associated with it add layers of difficulty to the journey. Hemophilia is just one of these...

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Cancer Can’t Wait Lands in Saskatchewan

April 13, 2023

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network has brought our All-Party Cancer Caucus to Saskatchewan! We hosted the meeting in the province’s legislative...

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Upcoming Events

  • Jun03

    This event is put on by Lung Cancer Canada

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  • Jun06
    Webinar Series: Mobilizing Action and Dismantling Systems of Oppression, Inequality and Inequity in Healthcare

    This event is put on by Healthcare Excellence Canada. Join us for two new virtual learning events to explore practical approaches to addressing inequity within healthcare organizations and systems. Beginning in May, these sessions will help you develop an understanding of approaches that help foster more equitable and inclusive engagement with a broad diversity of people in the health system. Participants will explore practical approaches

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  • Jun08
    Clinical Perspectives in Breast Cancer – Highlights from ASCO 2023

    This event is put on by Oncology Education The purpose of this webinar is to provide the below learning objectives: Discuss the development and outcomes of clinical cancer research from ASCO 2023 Assess the emerging role of new therapies in Breast Cancer Clinical Application of New Data in Practice

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  • Jun21

    This event is put on by the Colorectal Cancer Resource and Action Network. Timely access to biomarker testing results is a vital issue impacting access to precision therapies in oncology. Join @CCRANORG at their Biomarker Conference for a thoughtful discussion on the importance of precision therapies for multiple cancer types and opportunities for improving access to timely molecular testing results in Canada.

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  • Jun28

    This event is put on by Lymphoma Canada. Join us as we celebrate 25 years of Lymphoma Canada empowering patients by attending this year’s 12th Annual Par for the Cure golf tournament. Gather your foursome today for a spectacular round of golf at Carrying Place Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, June 28. The tournament will begin at 1:30 pm with a shotgun start, and

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  • SEAMLESS Study: A Smartphone App-based Mindfulness Intervention for Cancer Survivors

    This study is commissioned by the University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services Click below for more information: SEAMLESS Flyer_Apr2023 SEAMLESS Email Flyer

  • 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

  • My Symptoms Matter Survey

    This survey is commissioned by Colorectal Cancer Canada. We are inviting Canadian adults (18+) who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer (CRC) within the last 10 years to participate in our Colorectal Cancer Patient Experiences with Family Practitioners in Canada Survey. The purpose of this study is to explore the primary experiences of CRC patients with their family practitioners during their pre-diagnosis, eventual diagnosis, and post diagnosis. It should only take 15-50 minutes.Participate Now

  • Evaluating Psychosocial Needs of Retinoblastoma Patients and Families

    Dr. Helen Dimaras (Scientist and Director of Global Eye Health Research, The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto) is?partnering with researchers, clinicians, and retinoblastoma patients and families to develop a study that will uncover the unmet psychosocial needs of Canadian retinoblastoma patients and families.Participate Now

  • pelvic health survivorship care survey

    Stéphanie Bernard, PhD, PT is investigating the needs and preferences of gynecologic cancer survivors towards pelvic health survivorship care.   What is it?

    • Eligible participants  will be invited to answer a  25-minute secure online survey on the topic of pelvic health.
    • The survey is completely anonymous.
    For who?
    • Individuals >18 years old who have been treated for any gynecologic cancer.
    • Living in Canada (speaks English or French).
    Principal Investigators:   Stéphanie Bernard, PhD, pht & Margaret McNeely, PhD, PT This study was approved by the Comité d'éthique de la recherche du CISSS du Bas-Saint-Laurent (CISSSBSL-2021-10)et par le Health Research Ethics Board of Alberta - Cancer Committee (HREBA.CC-21-0498). It is supported by a grant from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance. Visit to find out more about this study!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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