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May 5, 2020

CONFERENCE CANCELED! CAPT Professional Development Conference 2020

the Canadian Association of Pharmacy Technicians (CAPT) has decided to postpone the annual conference that was planned for May 22-24, 2020 in Halifax Nova Scotia. 
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May 5, 2020

IT’S COMING! International Clinical Trials Day – May 20th, 2020

May 20th is International Clinical Trials Day. Clinical trials help to shape the future of medicine. Clinical Trials Ontario, a leading not-for-profit in the clinical trials community, has collaborated with patients, patient groups, health charities and others to create online tools to do just that.
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May 5, 2020

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Delays World Cancer Congress to 2021

The Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) Delays the World Cancer Congress to March 2021 in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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April 22, 2020

COVID-19: The Quebec Cancer Coalition Unveils the Results of its Consultations

Wellspring Niagara has shifted all its programming online to keep connected with cancer patients, survivors and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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April 20, 2020

Wellspring Niagara Staying Connected with Clients Online & Over Phone

Wellspring Niagara has shifted all its programming online to keep connected with cancer patients, survivors and their families during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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April 14, 2020

What Cancer Patients Should Know About COVID-19

The COVID-19 crisis poses new challenges to Canada's cancer community. Although these changes are only temporary, we must keep in mind that if you have cancer, you are at a higher risk of getting an infection, and right now health care providers are taking extra steps to protect cancer patients, their families and staff members. Learn everything you need to know to stay healthy and informed.
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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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