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March 30, 2020

National Breast Cancer Coalition Starts their Past Webinar Series

NBCC is releasing a series of past webinars that give basic information about breast cancer, vaccines and other treatments. To launch this series, a webinar featuring Dr. Keith Knutson, Mayo Clinic, presenting on the state of vaccines for breast cancer in 2019.
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March 19, 2020 / News

The Canadian Cancer Society Releases 2020 Cancer Projections

The Canadian Cancer Society recently released their 2020 projections for cancer diagnoses and cancer related deaths in Canada. In 2020, an estimated 225 800 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer, and 83 300 will die from the disease. This comes with the fact that nearly 1 in 2 Canadians are expected to receive a diagnosis in their lifetime.
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March 19, 2020 / CCSN News, News

Proposed Changes to Medical Assistance in Dying (MAID)

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. The government recently proposed changes to MAID in response to feedback from Canadians.
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February 20, 2020 / ACT, News

Watch Now! CCSN 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 reviews the advancements in systematic therapy in lung cancer over the past decade, and highlights 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. She 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.
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February 5, 2020 / ACT, News

Watch Now! Our Recent Webinar on 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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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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