The Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer Treatment

When the pandemic was first declared in mid-March, cancer screening services were temporarily suspended in order to direct resources to COVID-19 patients. As CCSN reported in our cross-national survey this summer, 23 percent of cancer patients, 33 percent of caregivers, and 34 percent of pre-diagnosis patients had a routine cancer screening cancelled or rescheduled because of COVID-19. These services are essential for ensuring that patients

The Disruption of Radiology Services due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has caused disruptions to virtually every facet of our lives. Radiology practices and medical imaging departments across Canada are facing the challenge of resuming services under the “new normal” with little data or historical precedent. The economic recovery is going to take an indeterminate amount of time, and it is unlikely that there will be new funding made available for healthcare beyond emergency measures.

What Men Told Us: CCSN’s prostate cancer survey report

Media Release September 23, 2020 What Men Told Us CCSN’s prostate cancer survey report In August 2018, CCSN employed a thoughtful and comprehensive national prostate cancer survey to help capture the patient, survivor and caregiver perspective on the prostate cancer journey from diagnosis to survivorship. The purpose of this survey was to help the prostate cancer community better understand the journey that prostate cancer patients,

Cancer still waiting…

If you think that COVID-19 disruption of cancer care is nearly over, think again! CCSN’s recent Leger survey of 1,243 Canadians revealed that the response to the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a crisis in essential cancer care across the country. Cancer patients, their caregivers and those awaiting confirmation of a cancer diagnosis faced and still face postponed and cancelled appointments, tests and treatment, causing

Pancreatic cancer – Promising Treatment for Deadly Cancer Blocked by Canadian Regulators

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – While innovations in health care are spurring extraordinary advances in the treatment of malignant tumours, progress has been limited when it comes to the world’s toughest cancer. Pancreatic Cancer Canada is fighting to raise survival rates for pancreatic cancer patients through targeted investments in research, increased awareness and patient support, community activation and advocacy initiatives. Pancreatic cancer is the

Lung cancer patients and caregivers anxious about their vulnerability to COVID-19

It’s hard to think of a worse time to be a lung cancer patient than during a global pandemic. This situation provides many sources of anxiety: lung cancer patients are worried about being vulnerable to infection, about getting severely ill if they do get COVID-19, and about the potential for infection in places like hospitals. The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s recent survey provides a window