Sign the Petition Calling All Ontario Political Parties to Commit to Equal Access to Take-Home Cancer Drugs

Take-home cancer medications – taken either by pill or self-injection – are now a fundamental part of modern cancer treatment and are improving patients’ outcomes in nearly every type of cancer. Yet in Ontario, people younger than 65 years who are facing a cancer diagnosis (or progression) must navigate a maze of financial and administrative challenges to access innovative and effective take-home cancer treatments that

UICC launches three-year campaign to create more equitable access to cancer services

Press Release: Jan 18, 2022 – Geneva Switzerland   On 4 February, the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) will launch a new three-year campaign for World Cancer Day that brings together individuals, organisations and governments around the world in an effort to create awareness and help close the gap in cancer care. The campaign highlights the significant barriers related to socioeconomic factors, stigma and discrimination that prevent

Remembering Kim MacIntosh

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network would like to express our deepest sympathies to the family of Kimberly Ann MacIntosh, as she passed away in her home on November 17 at the age of 54. Kim was one of CCSN’s many advocates, sharing her Lung Cancer story particularly as part of the Right2Survive campaign. In her own words, Kim said, “To put it bluntly, I would

2021 Canadian Cancer Statistics Report Has Been Published

Earlier this month the Canadian Cancer Society published it’s annual Canadian Cancer Statistics Report. After a one year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the report has been released in early November with many positive findings. The primary highlight in this year’s report reveals a 50% decline in the rate of prostate cancer deaths since its peak in 1995. Other key findings in the report

Dense Breasts Canada Publishes New Report On The Impacts of Outdated Breast Screening Practices

Dense Breasts Canada, an awareness and advocacy organization dedicated to seeing optimal breast cancer screening for women, has published a report outlining the findings of their latest national, anonymous, online survey that took place during the Summer of 2021. Over 2,500 people responded to their call and participated in the survey. All respondents were over the age of 20, and were proportionally distributed across Canadian

What Canadians Should Know About the Canadian National Breast Screening Studies

Update Oct. 8, 2021: To view this and all other webinars on demand visit our Webinars page   The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is pleased to have Dr. Daniel Kopans from the Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School present this webinar. In this session Dr. Kopans will discuss: The Canadian National Breast Screening Studies (CNBSS) are major outliers among the Randomized, Controlled Trials (RCT)