Medical marijuana ? Does it have a role in the treatment of cancer patients?

Webinar Information:    At this webinar the speaker discusses:    • Basic facts about medical cannabis in Canada  • The role of medical cannabis for cancer patients  • How to access medical cannabis under the current Health Canada process    Presenter Information:    Dr. Paul Daeninck is an oncologist and palliative care consultant with CancerCare Manitoba and is an Assistant Professor at the University of

Rare Cancers: How to Empower Patients and Advocacy Organizations through Collaboration

Webinar Information: The cancer survivor community knows the statistics about cancer all too well: that nearly half of all Canadians will develop cancer over the course of their lives, and that a quarter of them are forecasted to die from the disease.  The more common types of cancer are well known and the subject of major funding, research and caregiver networks, with breast, colorectal, lung

The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) and the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec (CPCQ) welcome the announcement of the MSSS investment in colonoscopies and the Quebec Colorectal Cancer Screening Program (PQDCCR) with cautious optimism

MONTREAL, Dec. 7, 2016 /CNW/ – The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) and the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec congratulate Dr. Gaétan Barrette, Québec Minister of Health (MSSS) on the investment of $4.7 million to add access to an additional 25,000 colonoscopies in Montreal and its surrounding region in 2017 as well as the initial funding of 10 million for the preparation of the

CanCertainty Coalition Welcomes Nova Scotia Ministry of Health?s Commitment to Improving Cancer Care in the Province

Originally posted on   Health Minister Meets with Cancer Patient Groups, Oncologists and Patients to address gaps in coverage with Take-Home Cancer Medications    Halifax, Nova Scotia, December 9, 2016 – Members of the CanCertainty Coalition, the united voice of more than 35 Canadian cancer organizations, along with local oncologists and cancer patients, met with the Honourable Leo Glavine, Minister of Health, on Thursday

PayPal Adding 1% to Donations During December

Throughout the month of Decmber, PayPal has announced that they will be adding 1% to all donations that are made using the PayPal service. This is a great initiative and will definitely help support a number of charities that are working to make a difference.  About the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network  Being diagnosed with cancer is something no one wants to hear, for ourselves or

Recap – Drug Pricing Policy in Canada: Mobilizing Patients to Action

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (@Survivornetca) along with the Save Your Skin Foundation (@saveyourskinfdn) and the Schizophrenia Society of Ontario (@peace_of_minds) hosted a Summit on November 15th and 16th, to give patients and patient groups the opportunity to learn about and discuss drug pricing policy in Canada. The two day event featured a variety of speakers and stakeholders who provide input to over 40 patient