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.

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.

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.

Watch Now! Our Recent Webinar on Breast Cancer Screening and Breast Density with Dr. Paula Gordon

Date Held: February 13th 2020 Presented By: Dr. Paula Gordon, Clinical Professor in the Department of Radiology at the University of British Columbia In This Webinar: Dr. Paula Gordon will share information on when individuals should start screening for breast cancer, and how often to screen to help ensure cancer is found as early as possible and to allow the least aggressive options for treatment. Dr. Gordon will also discuss how to screen for recurrence in women who’ve had cancer, explain why these methods are not always offered, and suggest what you can do to improve access to optimal screening. Watch this educational session aimed at helping cancer patients and survivors become more effective advocates by harnessing their personal stories.

Watch Now! How to Tell YOUR Personal Story in Advocacy

Date Held: January 30th 2020 Presented By: Ryan Clarke, founder of Advocacy Solutions In This Webinar: Learn important factors in telling personal stories through advocacy! How to develop and deliver personal stories in the context of better supporting their advocacy efforts. How to take advantage of specific advocacy tools and best incorporate personal stories in each circumstance. Why the personal story is one of the