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July 30, 2021 / CCSN News

Your CCSN July 2021 Newsletter is Here

The July 2021 edition of our Newsletter is now available. This issue includes an update on the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) changes, the Nova Scotia 2021 Election Campaign,...
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June 17, 2021 / CCSN News

A Milestone in Lung Cancer Screening

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network, represented by President & CEO Jackie Manthorne, was pleased to be invited to speak at the Lung Health Foundation’s virtual day at the Ontario Legislature...
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July 8, 2021 / News, Treatment Updates

Protect our Access: Update on Changes to the Patent Medicines Pricing Review Board (PMPRB)

The federal government's plan to push patented drug prices lower continues to meet with controversy. The changes to the regulations governing the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) have aroused...
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Tsunami!
June 30, 2021 / COVID-19

‘A tsunami of cancer’: The need to ramp up care sidelined by COVID-19 is urgent

By Jaimie Roebuck | Republished from Healthy Debate (original article) There is no pause button for cancer. We can’t postpone, hold or reschedule it for a later date. But COVID-19...
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June 9, 2021 / News

Brain Tumour Incidence and Mortality Report

The Brain Tumour Registry of Canada (BTRC) published their Incidence and Mortality Report on May 26th, 2021. The detailed breakdown of the data and the inclusion of non-malignant tumours make this report uniquely valuable compared to other reporting on brain tumours.
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April 9, 2021

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

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 speed with which we have...
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March 31, 2021

Letter to Minister Churchill

24 March 2021 Minister Zach Churchill Minister of Health and Wellness Barrington Tower, 1894 Barrington Street P.O Box 488 Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 2R8 Dear Minister Churchill,  We are writing...
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March 17, 2021 / CCSN News, COVID-19

Alberta Includes Cancer Patients in Vaccination Phase 2

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network congratulates Alberta on including cancer patients in Phase 2 On Monday, March 15th, the Government of Alberta released the list of those eligible to receive the...
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March 16, 2021

Comprehensive Cancer Testing in Ontario – Wave 1

On June 1st, 2021, Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) began implementing comprehensive genetic testing for two additional types of cancer – uveal melanoma and head and neck cancers – and began...
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March 15, 2021 / CCSN News, COVID-19

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

OTTAWA, ON, March 15, 2021 /CNW/ - It is critical that provinces and territories prioritize cancer patients and their caregivers during the second phase of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. The National Advisory...
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