CCSN Returns to Queen’s Park for Latest All-Party Cancer Caucus

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

Read Dense Breasts Canada Reaction to New US Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

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

CORD Looking For Board of Directors Applicants

The following is an announcement from CORD The Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders is looking for passionate, creative, committed, qualified people to join our Board of Directors for the 2023-2026 term to help guide our organization to meet the needs of the rare disease community. CORD wishes to invite interested candidates to submit their application to join the Board of Directors for 2023-2026 term. We are particularly

Cancer Control is Cancer Screening

The idea of being able to control cancer seems far-fetched. After all, it is the largest killer in the world, a highly complex catch-all for several diseases. Even preventative measures are not guaranteed to work, and containing even small tumours requires the work of a team of oncologists with the support of nurses and laboratories and other healthcare infrastructure. So when I asked our CEO,

What to Know about Hemophilia and Cancer

Cancer on its own is challenging, but the health problems associated with it add layers of difficulty to the journey. Hemophilia is just one of these disorders that cancer patients must contend with that can complicate their care. Simply put, hemophilia is when blood does not properly clot. The largest risk is during surgery or injury, when bleeding fails to stop and can be life-threatening.

Cancer Can’t Wait Lands in Saskatchewan

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network has brought our All-Party Cancer Caucus to Saskatchewan! We hosted the meeting in the province’s legislative building in Regina on April 3rd. In our meeting, we shared stories, viewed data, and heard arguments on the future of cancer care in Saskatchewan. CCSN staff were on hand, including our Public Policy Coordinator, Connor Mulders, our Community Engagement Manager, Lindsay Timm, as