Past Webinars

Free CCSN Webinar – Nutrition Surveillance and Counselling for Cancer Survivors

If you missed this webinar on Thursday, March 25, 2021, you can watch a recording here. The topic of this webinar is Nutrition Surveillance and Counselling for Cancer Survivors. Dr. Paul C Rogers will discuss the role of nutrition in cancer research and survivorship.

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Top News

Your CCSN April 2021 Newsletter is Here

April 26, 2021

The April 2021 edition of our Newsletter is now available, with updates on Covid-19 and the Disruption of Cancer Care. Click here to view! Subscribe...

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Protect our Access OpEd: COVID vaccine delays illustrate what people dependent on other medicines experience

April 9, 2021

Canada’s drug review and reimbursement systems are already onerous. It can take from two to five years for some drugs to get to patients. The...

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Letter to Minister Churchill

March 31, 2021

24 March 2021 Minister Zach Churchill Minister of Health and Wellness Barrington Tower, 1894 Barrington Street P.O Box 488 Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J...

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Alberta Includes Cancer Patients in Vaccination Phase 2

March 17, 2021

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network congratulates Alberta on including cancer patients in Phase 2 On Monday, March 15th, the Government of Alberta...

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Cancer can’t wait: Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) tells provinces to prioritize COVID-19 vaccination of cancer patients to save lives

March 15, 2021

OTTAWA, ON, March 15, 2021 /CNW/ – It is critical that provinces and territories prioritize cancer patients and their caregivers during the...

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CCSN open letter: Cancer patients need prioritization for COVID-19 vaccination

March 14, 2021

CCSN’s open letter to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization

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COVID-19 & Mental Health

March 11, 2021

According to our Leger commissioned survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Patients and their Ability to Receive Treatment – Wave 2, cancer...

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Upcoming Events

  • May18
    Colorectal Cancer Canada Virtual Conference

    Join Colorectal Cancer Canada for a virtual conference on May 18 and 19, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm EST. Be educated by experts and become empowered to prevent, treat, and beat colorectal cancer. 

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  • May30
    Melanoma Network of Canada’s Strides for Melanoma Walk

    Melanoma Network of Canada is hosting their annual walk Strides for Melanoma on Sunday, May 30th, 2021. Help raise awareness and support MNC’s prevention work, with the goal of reducing the incidence of melanoma and skin cancer diagnoses in the future.

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  • May31
    One Billion Steps Challenge for Breast Cancer Research

    May 1st – 31st Take the One Billion Steps Challenge and STEP UP for Breast Cancer Research Breast Cancer Society of Canada invites all Canadians to STEP UP to the Challenge this May – to walk, hike, run, hit a class or just dance to help us collectively reach One Billion Steps Goal and support life-saving breast cancer research. Challenge your family, friends and colleagues!

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  • Jun17
    Early Age Onset Colorectal Cancer Virtual Symposium

    In response to the findings and the growing number of young patients seeking support, education, and advocacy for advanced colorectal cancer, CCRAN is hosting its first of three symposia to be held virtually on June 17, 2021.   Over the course of these three symposia, CCRAN will educate on, strategize, and implement a response to the rise in early age onset colorectal cancer (EAOCRC). Two

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  • Jul08
    36th Annual CAPO VIRTUAL Conference

    The 36th Annual Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology (CAPO) Conference will take place from June 8 to 10, 2021. Presented as a hybrid of both live and pre-recorded content, the conference will cover, amongst others, topics related to cancer care, cancer practices, and advocacy.

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  • Survey About the Survivor Identity for Breast Cancer Patients – UBC

    The Survivor Identity Index: How Does Cancer Survivor Identity Relate to Emotional Well- Being?

    You are invited to take part in a research study, “The Survivor Identity Index: How Does Cancer Survivor Identity Relate to Emotional Well-being”. People who have been diagnosed and treated for cancer vary in their comfort with the concept of "cancer survivorship". We want to learn more about how a person’s comfort with the idea of survivorship relates to their type of cancer, treatment history, and their relationships with the primary members of their healthcare team.

    Criteria:You are invited to take part in this research study if you are over 18 years old, have been diagnosed with breast cancer, and can read and understand English.

    Survey includes:If you choose to participate, you will be asked to complete an online survey. The survey contains questions about the following: - The extent to which you are comfortable identifying as a cancer survivor - Measures of emotional comfort - Your demographic information - Your breast cancer history - Your relationship with your healthcare providers

    The questionnaire is expected to take between 15-20 minutes to complete. By participating in the study, you will have the option to enter a draw for one of three $50 gift cards for Amazon or Tim Hortons.

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  • Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) Nominations for the 2021 CCRA Awards Now Open

    The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) is seeking nominations for the 2021 CCRA Awards. The CCRA Awards, initiated in 2011, recognize and celebrate individuals who have had a remarkable impact on cancer research and the cancer research community. Learn more about CCRA Award nominations To submit a nomination, please provide the nominee’s contact information and a brief overview of the reasons for nomination through the 2021 CCRA Awards Nomination webform. Nominators have the option to save their progress and complete the form at a later time. Self-nominations will be accepted and are especially encouraged for individuals from equity-seeking communities. Nominations are open to all, including past nominees. Nominations will remain open until May 31, 2021. Should you have any questions or wish to receive further information about the CCRA awards, please contact CCRA at Now

  • Take action on federal medicine price controls (PMPRB)

    The federal government has introduced new price controls for patented medicines and vaccines (also referred to as the changes to the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board or PMPRB). The lack of clarity in how the new rules will be implemented along with the steep new price reductions for new medicines and vaccines have already had major negative impacts on Canadians. If you are concerned about the PMPRB changes, please use the following email form letter and social media post to contact the federal government. (more…)Participate Now

  • Patients and Caregivers Experiences and Knowledge with Biomarker Testing in Canada

    Colorectal Cancer Canada is inviting all cancer patients previously-treated, or currently undergoing treatment and/or their caregiver(s) to complete the following survey, which should take 20 minutes. (more…)Participate Now

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Cancer Journey Stories

Second Wind: Thriving After Lung Cancer – Dann Wonser

I have got to be the luckiest guy alive – because I am still alive. It started when I broke my ribs. That “lucky break” led to an X-Ray, which is how the spot on my lungs was discovered. If I had not gotten tested until I had symptoms, it might well have been too late for me. It was already Stage III, and back

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Surviving and Thriving – Suzanne Doré

The journey to my diagnosis with advanced stage bowel cancer was an unusual one. Six months prior to my diagnosis, our world had fallen apart. Our son Sam, who was 13 at the time, was diagnosed with advanced stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma. This type of cancer is very rare in the west for adults, let alone children. It grows in the nasopharynx, a cavity behind your

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