Managing chemo’s side-effects

Check out the article in yesterday’s Vancouver Sun entitled “Managing chemo’s side-effects,” which includes a quote from me. The article is about febrile neutropenia (FN), which is one of the most common side-effects of chemo. FN is the combination of a low white blood cell count and fever of 38.3 degrees or higher. Left untreated, it can be life-threatening. Go to for the entire article.

Mayor officially opens office for Canadian Cancer Survivor Network

Ottawa – Mayor Jim Watson cut the ceremonial ribbon to officially open the office of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Wednesday October 3, 2012, surrounded by cancer survivors, families, community organization representatives and funders. The Mayor presented a framed declaration to commemorate the occasion to Jackie Manthorne, President and CEO. He spoke of the dedication of Board, staff, and volunteers and acknowledged the valuable role

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network announces website launch just in time for breast cancer awareness month

Website features video testimonials and information about chemo-induced nausea and vomiting OTTAWA, Ontario – October 3, 2012 – Just in time for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is pleased to announce the launch of their website ( and their new Ottawa office at an open house that will be attended by Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson. Among other subjects, the website tackles