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February 20, 2020 / ACT, News

Register Now! Upcoming Webinar on The Goals of Treatment of Lung Cancer

Date Held: February 27th 2020 Presented By: Dr. Krista Noonan, Medical Oncologist - BC Cancer, Surrey Centre In This Webinar: Dr. Krista Noonan will be reviewing the advancements in systematic therapy in lung cancer over the past decade, and will highlight how advancements in systematic therapy have dramatically improved quality and length of life. Dr. Noonan is a medical oncologist specializing in thoracic and genitourinary malignancies at BC Cancer, Surrey Centre who received a BSc in Biochemistry and an MD from Memorial University. Dr. Noonan subsequently completed her Medical Oncology and Thoracic Oncology fellowships at the BC Cancer Agency, as well as a diploma in Clinical Epidemiology from Memorial University. Join CCSN and Dr. Noonan for this webinar aimed at informing cancer patients and survivors on the goals of treatment of lung cancer. Can't Attend? Be sure to register in order to have a copy of the presentation's slides and Youtube video sent to you.
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February 5, 2020 / ACT, News

Watch Our Most Recent Webinar! Breast Cancer Screening and Breast Density with Dr. Paula Gordon

Date Held: February 13th 2020 Presented By: Dr. Paula Gordon, Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia In This Webinar: Dr. Paula Gordon will share information on when individuals should start screening for breast cancer, and how often to screen to help ensure cancer is found as early as possible and to allow the least aggressive options for treatment. Dr. Gordon will also discuss how to screen for recurrence in women who’ve had cancer, explain why these methods are not always offered, and suggest what you can do to improve access to optimal screening. Watch this educational session aimed at helping cancer patients and survivors become more effective advocates by harnessing their personal stories.
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February 5, 2020 / ACT, CCSN News

We’re Hiring! – Social Media Coordinator

Wild about WordPress? Adore Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements? Serene about Survey Monkey? Apply now, to be Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s Social Media Coordinator
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January 14, 2020 / CCSN News, News

Public Consultation on Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID) – Have your say!

Medical assistance in dying (MAID) became legal in Canada in June 2016. Canada’s Criminal Code now exempts doctors and nurse practitioners who provide, or help to provide, medical assistance in dying.
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December 19, 2019 / CCSN News

CCSN Legislative Reception at Queen’s Park

CCSN held a Legislative Reception December 11, 2019 at Queen’s Park, in collaboration with the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP). The reception’s theme of WE are emPOWERED to fight cancer, was centred around the message that while cancer affects all of us, it disproportionately affects seniors, with nine out of ten cancer cases affecting individuals 50 years of age and older.
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December 18, 2019 / News

Another cancer organization disappears: Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society agree to amalgamate

On December 12, 2019, Prostate Cancer Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) announced that they are amalgamating, much as the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation (CBCF) merged with CCS in early 2017. Not long before that Willow Breast & Hereditary Cancer Support merged with the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation
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December 18, 2019 / CCSN News, News

Season’s Greetings to You!

Being diagnosed with cancer is something no one wants to hear. Cancer presents many different challenges, complicating factors, and concerns for patients and their caregivers. There are approximately 1,000,000 Canadians who are survivors of cancer for more than 10 years – a figure that reflects just how many Canadians have been diagnosed with cancer, which has risen to nearly one-in-two.
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December 10, 2019 / CCSN News

CCSN’s Fifth Ontario All-Party Cancer Caucus Meeting Focused on Chronic Pain Issues

On December 5, 2019, Canadian Cancer Survivor Network hosted its fifth Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus at Queen’s Park. The cancer rehabilitation series focused on cancer survivor rehabilitation and cancer pain management, and featured an in-depth conversation on cancer rehabilitative services in Ontario, and treating chronic patient pain in today’s healthcare.
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