Results of CCSN’s survey on the involvement of patients and survivors in volunteer advocacy

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network conducted a survey in April 2013 the discover the impact that being involved in volunteer advocacy and/or the development of public policy has on cancer patients, survivors, caregivers and family members. 51 people completed the survey. Findings were that patient advocacy generally has a positive impact on the self-image of those doing it, that many volunteer advocates felt better, prouder,

CCSN Calls for Stronger Protocols in wake of Chemotherapy Drug Errors

CCSN is shocked and disappointed with the news that there were errors in the delivery of chemotherapy medicines in Oshawa, Peterborough, London, Windsor and Saint John, New Brunswick.  Receiving chemotherapy treatment is difficult enough without the added impact some patients are now experiencing with the knowledge, and fear, that their treatment was tampered with.   "Our first concern is for patient safety. While we are