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Watch our most recent webinar! CDIAC to CADTH: How the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) is changing to accommodate provincial cancer agency needs

March 15, 2019

CDIAC to CADTH: How the pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) is changing to accommodate provincial cancer agency needs Date held: March 14th, 2019 Presented by: Gerry Jeffcott, 3Sicty Public Affairs with guest panelists Louise Binder & Martine Elias Webinar Information: This webinar was hosted by Gerry Jeffcott from 3Sixty Public Affairs. He summarized some important changes that the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in

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Watch our most recent webinar! Canadian Real-world Evidence for Value of Cancer Drugs (CanREValue)

March 8, 2019

Canadian Real-world Evidence for Value of Cancer Drugs (CanREValue) Date held: March 7th, 2019 Presented by: Dr. Kelvin Chan Webinar Information: Dr. Kelvin Chan gave a short explanation on what real-world evidence (RWE) is, how they can be used in cancer care and what benefits patients can get from the real-world evidence. He will also introduce the Canadian Real-world Evidence for Value of Cancer Drugs

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CCSN Voices Support of Pharmacare Council Interim Report

March 7, 2019

[OTTAWA, ON March 7th, 2019] – The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN), a national charitable organization of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and community partners, welcomes the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare’s Interim Report. CCSN is pleased to hear the Council’s acknowledgement that the current healthcare system does not provide patients and consumers timely, equitable, affordable and accessible means to medically necessary therapies.

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Upcoming Events

  • Mar20
    AYA Survivorship Symposium – A New Vision: The Adolescent and Young Adult Survivorship Symposium

    The Adolescent and Young Adult Survivorship Symposium: A New Vision aims to engage local, national and international experts and trainees to build a framework for the delivery of survivorship care for survivors of young adult cancer.

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  • Mar25
    2019 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma

    Registration for the 2019 International Symposium on Malignant Mesothelioma: Monday, March 25 – Wednesday, March 27, 2019, is now open! Please use the earlybird code EARLY25 to claim your discount available through January 15, 2019. Click here to register. This signature three-day conference brings together patients, caregivers, family members, those who have lost loved ones to mesothelioma, clinicians, researchers, and others interested in eradicating mesothelioma, to discuss treatment, its advances,

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  • Mar25
    Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM) Workshop

    CALM is a brief, semi-structured, evidence-based psychotherapeutic intervention designed to help people with metastatic cancer and their caregivers manage the practical and profound problems associated with advanced disease. The primary goals of CALM are reducing and preventing psychological distress.   This day introductory workshop is designed for healthcare providers working in oncology or palliative care settings. Please note that registration priority will be given to those working clinically with a cancer

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  • Nominations open for CADTH Patient and Community Advisory Committee

    CADTH is currently seeking individuals with diverse experiences with the Canadian health care system for our Patient and Community Advisory Committee. This newly established committee will provide CADTH with advice on issues relevant to CADTH’s mandate, from the perspectives of those using the Canadian health care system. We encourage all those interested to complete a statement of interest by Sunday, February 24 2019.Participate Now

  • Sleep Study in Prostate Cancer Patients

    This is a survey by the University of Otago in New Zealand to determine how lifestyle (e.g., sleep hygiene, exercise), physical (e.g., weight gain, fatigue) and psychosexual (e.g., anxiety, depression, sexual activity) factors are associated with sleep disturbance in prostate cancer patients and their partners. The study is open to all prostate cancer patients regardless of location or treatment. The survey takes about 45 minutes to complete.Participate Now

  • CCSN Prostate Cancer Patient, Survivor & Caregiver Survey

    All patients, survivors and caregivers who have faced or are facing prostate cancer are eligible to take this survey. The purpose of this survey is to help the prostate cancer community and the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network better understand the journey that prostate cancer patients, survivors and caregivers experience during their transition from diagnosis, through to treatment, follow-up, and survivorship.Participate Now

  • STUDY NOTICE – Seeking participants for a survey on peer support in cancer

    Princess Margaret Cancer Centre is conducting a study with Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) in Canada with cancer to understand their needs and preferences for peer support and interest in using a digital app to connect with peer cancer survivors. If you were diagnosed with cancer between 15 and 39 years of age, please complete the following online 25 minute survey for a chance to win a $100 VISA Gift Card! http://bit.do/Connect4HealthParticipate Now

  • Right2Survive – Share Your Voice and Your Story

    Despite being the number one cancer killer in Canada, outcomes in lung cancer lag behind other cancers. We can do more. Lung cancer patients deserve a chance to become cancer survivors. Share your survivor story and add your name to stand with cancer survivors.Participate Now

  • Liver Cancer Survivors Physical Activity Survey

    Researchers from the University of Toronto are conducting an online study on the exercise programming preferences of adult liver cancer survivors. The online survey takes 45-60 minutes to complete. You must be 18 or older to participate. The goal of this research is to understand how we can best design physical activity programs to support liver cancer survivors. Questions? Contact 416-946-3624 or email Dr. Linda Trinh at linda.trinh@utoronto.eduParticipate 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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