Joint Collaboration to Introduce Health Technology Assessment Patient Engagement Navigator Initiative

The Canadian Cancer Action Network (CCAN) and the CADTH pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) program are pleased to continue our collaboration with the introduction of the Health Technology Assessment Patient Engagement Navigator (HTAPEN) position to assist the cancer patient community in navigating and understanding health technology assessment (HTA) in Canada.   At this time, we are pleased to announce that Adam Waiser has been hired

Five New Lung Cancer Drugs Have Been Approved Since October

Cancer is an utterly terrifying six-letter word since it's a disease that's still largely a mystery to researchers, and in many cases, there are no definitive cures. Chances are better than not that you, or someone close to you, has battled cancer, with men and women having a respective 42% and 38% chance of developing cancer during their lifetimes.   However, some types of cancer

Put that drink down! Alcohol linked to 7 types of cancer, study says

If you enjoy a good tipple after a hard day's work, you may want to put that glass down. A new study says that alcohol consumption is associated with seven types of cancer. The study, published in the journal Addiction on Thursday, found an association between alcohol consumption and cancers in seven sites of the body: the oropharynx, larynx, esophagus, liver, colon, rectum, and female

Melbourne researchers uncover breakthrough lung cancer drug

There’s new hope for lung cancer suffers and those at risk of developing the disease.   Melbourne researchers have discovered a breakthrough new drug that could potentially stop lung cancer or emphysema as well as detecting the disease before it spreads through the body.   The life-saving discovery was made by researchers from Melbourne’s Hudson Institute of Medical Science who identified an inflammation-causing molecule that

Sisters celebrated for their volunteerism

This year’s Peggy Truscott Award of Hope recognizes two sisters. Wendy Sutherland and Joanne Gasper became involved with Ovarian Cancer Canada when Wendy’s best friend Debbie was diagnosed.   “Debbie and I were sisters by choice. Seeing her face ovarian cancer inspired me to get involved,” says Wendy.   “At the time, neither of us knew what ovarian cancer was,” Joanne recalls. “But we were

Check out our Spring 2016 Webinar series!

At CCSN we strive to deliver quality content to inform our users and we encourage you to catch up on our 2016 webinar series. More are planned for this fall but here is our playlist thus far You can also download the slides from every webinar from our Slideshare page Stay tuned for more webinars and others updates from CCSN