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March 14, 2021 / CCSN News, COVID-19

CCSN open letter: Cancer patients need prioritization for COVID-19 vaccination

CCSN’s open letter to the National Advisory Committee on Immunization
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March 11, 2021 / COVID-19

COVID-19 & Mental Health

According to our Leger commissioned survey on the Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Patients and their Ability to Receive Treatment - Wave 2, cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and those awaiting...
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March 10, 2021

Lung Cancer Patients Ask Governments to Outline Plans for Vaccination of Cancer Patients

RELEASE (Toronto/ March 11, 2021): A recent survey of Canadian lung cancer patients conducted by Lung Cancer Canada, found considerable confusion about COVID-19 vaccination plans. While 92% of patients indicated...
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March 8, 2021 / News

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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February 25, 2021 / News

Cancer Still Waiting: Read the Media Release and CCSN’s Open Letter to the Canadian Government

55% of Canadian cancer patients, caregivers and those awaiting confirmation of a cancer diagnosis have had appointments, tests, and treatment postponed or cancelled. Half of all Canadians will become cancer...
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February 24, 2021 / News

Virtual Care Can Complement, but not Replace In-Person Care

Virtual appointments with your doctor including video calls, phone calls, text messages and emails have been the new norm ever since the start of Covid-19. However, this method of contact...
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February 23, 2021 / News

Exclusive Podcast: World Cancer Day Treatment and Delays. Featuring our Public Policy Analyst, Conrad Eder

Today marks World Cancer Day. Health experts detail the impact of COVID-19 on cancer treatment delays here in Ontario. And a Leger Survey from the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network reflects...
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February 22, 2021 / News

CCSN’s White Paper on Medicine Companion Diagnostics in Canada

What Good is Targeted Cancer Treatment without the Test? The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) commissioned a review of precision medicine companion diagnostic testing in Canada through a literature review...
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February 21, 2021

Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit Report

The Save Your Skin Foundation, in collaboration with the Canadian Psoriasis Network and Queen’s University Office of Indigenous Initiatives, held their 5th annual Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care...
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February 20, 2021

Colorectal Cancer Canada: Results of the Early Onset Cancer Survey

Colorectal Cancer Canada recently shared the results of their Patient & Caregiver Experiences survey. Early-age onset colorectal cancer patients and caregivers were invited to share their experiences and challenges.  Established...
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