The following is a statement from Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) BIG NEWS! Young Adult Cancer Canada (YACC) is launching its next great research project, the Recover Study! This initiative has been the culmination of a massive amount of teamwork from young adult cancer survivors (YACCers) and their supporters, research and health professional partners, volunteers, donors, Shavers — everyone who makes the engine of YACC go.
We have made a number of suggestions to the federal government to improve cancer care across the country. We have made the recommendations as part of the government’s pre-budget consultations. The federal government put out a call in June for Canadians to convey their priorities for the upcoming budget next year. Among our recommendations is for the government to allocate funding for not-for-profits to hire
Susan M. Love, MD, MBA, who led Dr. Susan Love Foundation for Breast Cancer Research since 1995, steering the Foundation through its innovative and life-changing research and advocacy programs, has died. She was 75. Dr. Love passed away with recurrent leukemia on July 2, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. A breast surgeon, Dr. Love is best known for pioneering work fueled by her criticism of
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network has marked National Cancer Survivors Day. A delegation was received by Ottawa City Councilor Sean Devine, who was acting on behalf of Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, who could not attend. In his remarks, Councillor Devine said, “National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and
The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s (CCSN) All-party Caucus at Queen’s Park in Toronto was held on April 24, 2023. It was attended by several CCSN staff, including President and CEO Jackie Manthorne, Community Engagement Manager Lindsay Timm, Communications Manager Trevor Smith-Millar, and Public Policy Coordinator Connor Mulders. Also in attendance were Dense Breasts Canada co-founder and Executive Director, Jennie Dale, and Dr. Martin Yaffe, noted
The following is a message from Dense Breasts Canada The recently released United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) Breast Cancer Screening recommendations are both exciting and disappointing. The good news is the US Task Force recommended screening mammograms begin at age 40, instead of 50, for women of average risk. The US Task Force provided various reasons for the change including: an increase in