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June 26, 2022 / News

Prostate Cancer Foundation BC 2022 Prostate Cancer Virtual Conference.

On September 17 and 18, 2022 Prostate Cancer Foundation BC will be  hosting a 2-day free, online conference and expo for support group leaders, those interested in leadership, and the...
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June 24, 2022

Cancer Can’t Wait! Report on CCSN’s Three Surveys on COVID-19 and Cancer

CCSN has released a report that gathers together the results of three surveys to paint a picture of the experience of cancer patients and caregivers during the pandemic.
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June 15, 2022

The Importance of Cancer Caregivers

Caregivers play a vitally important role in helping the person they care for navigate the medical system. Many caregivers assist their loved one by taking them to appointments, communicating with...
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Five-year net survival rates by cancer type. All cancers: 64%; prostate: 91%; breast (female): 89%; colorectal: 67%; lung: 22%; pancreatic: 10%.
June 9, 2022

National Cancer Survivors Day

On Sunday, June 5, Canada celebrated National Cancer Survivors Day. This day, which takes place each year on the first Sunday in June, honours everyone who is living with a...
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The Ottawa General Hospital
April 11, 2022

Cancer Can’t Wait: New Estimates of the Impact of the Pandemic on Cancer Care 

Two new papers estimate the impact of the pandemic on cancer care on a large scale.
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Holding hands; caring
April 10, 2022

Recognizing Essential Caregivers During the Pandemic

On April 5th, Canada observed National Caregiver Day – a day dedicated to recognizing the essential labour that caregivers do and the contributions they make to the health and quality of life of so many Canadians.
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Two people standing on the lawn of the Ontario legislature; one holds a sign saying “Deductibles are often about 20% of the cost of the drug #BitterestPill”, and the other holds a sign saying “Why? Delays, dollars, distress for cancer drugs in Ontario? #BitterestPill”.
April 9, 2022

The Bitterest Pill: Equal Access to Take-Home Cancer Drugs in Ontario

On April 4th, the CanCertainty Coalition gathered to call for equitable access to take-home cancer drugs in Ontario.
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April 8, 2022

Patient Groups Commend Changes to Drug Pricing Rules

CCSN is among twenty-two national patient organizations that have expressed their support for the recent announcement regarding drug pricing regulations.
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In 2022, an estimated 233,900 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer, and 85,100 Canadians will die of cancer.
April 8, 2022

Cancer in Canada in 2022

An estimated 233,900 Canadians will receive a cancer diagnosis in 2022, and 85,100 will die of cancer.
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Stylized illustration of a Sars-CoV-2 virus.
April 8, 2022

COVID-19 Death Toll Much Higher Previously Thought

The global death toll from COVID-19 has now been estimated to be three times higher than official reports.
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