CCSN Director Elaine Dean on CTV National News about Tamoxifen findings

CCSN Director Elaine Dean was interviewed by CTV News about the results of the ATLAS (Adjuvant Tamoxifen — Longer Against Shorter) study announced at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. This study found that ten years of adjuvant treatment with tamoxifen provided women with estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer greater protection against late recurrence and death from breast cancer compared with the current standard of five years of tamoxifen. The interview

CCSN Attends Ontario Health Coalition Conference November 17-18, 2012

Tiffany Glover, CCSN Policy & Public Affairs Manager, attended the Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) Assembly and Conference in Toronto on November 17-18, 2012. The discussion topic for the first day of the conference was protecting health care in the face of austerity, and included briefings on charting the electoral landscape, key issues and strategies of the political parties, opportunities and challenges under a minority government,

For Men with Prostate Cancer, Sex Still Matters

Canadians underestimate difficulty of coping with prostate cancer’s impact on sex life TORONTO Nov 29, 2012: Two recent Leger Marketing surveys probing Canadians’ perceptions of the most difficult things to deal with if faced with a diagnosis of prostate cancer illustrate a significant gap in appreciating quality of life issues associated with the disease. For instance, according to the surveys, while Canadians in general (32%) and men

CCSN calls for timely access to targeted bone therapies for patients with advanced prostate cancer in BC

November 12, 2012 – The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is deeply concerned that men, in British Columbia, with advanced prostate cancer that has spread to their bones are not receiving the same evidence-based care as patients in other provinces.  Patients in British Columbia are being denied access to bone targeted treatment at the appropriate time in therapy. Men whose cancer has spread, or metastasised, to their

CCSN President and CEO Jackie Manthorne presents at the 2012 World Cancer Congress

Jackie Manthorne, Canadian Cancer Survivor Network President & CEO made a presentation entitled Involvement of patients and survivors in advocacy and public policy development at the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network as part of the session Cancer care, survivorship, pain control and palliative care at the 22nd World Cancer Congress held in Montreal in late August, 2012. Manthorne’s presentation is now published in PDF format on the Union

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network October 3, 2012 Launch Photo Gallery

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network President and CEO Jackie Manthorneand Ottawa Major Jim Watson cut the ribbon to officially open CCSN'snew office at 1750 Courtwood Crescent, Ottawa (Photo by Soesi Atantri). Charity Chavez, CCSN lawyer Trina Fraser,CCSN Secretary Mona Forrest and Katlin Evertstop to pose for a moment at CCSN's office launch! (Photo by Soesi Atantri) Elise Giasson, Chef de serivce, Relations publiquesMerck Canada and Jackie Manthorne, President&