Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation

On August 29, 2016, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network made a submission to the Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation. The text of our submission follows.       Canadian Cancer Survivor Network Submission    Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) is a charitable organization of cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, families, friends, community partners and sponsors who

Magnetic bacteria used to deliver cancer drugs deep into tumours

Researchers in Montreal have developed a new way of administering cancer-fighting drugs directly into tumours, using something they call “bacteria-based nanorobots.”   The approach has so far been successfully tested only in mice, but the researchers say the new technique could be an effective way to fight resistant tumours that are currently considered not curable.   Researchers from Polytechnique Montréal, Université de Montréal and McGill

Cutting-edge VERO radiation machine bringing hope to B.C. cancer patients

High-tech computer software. Infrared cameras. X-ray beams. A GPS system.   This may sound like the makings of a great science fiction film, but it’s real life: VERO – one of the most cutting-edge radiotherapy machines in the world – is currently being installed in Vancouver’s BC Cancer Agency.   Radiation is one of the three main pillars of cancer treatment (along with chemotherapy and

Program aims to ease the minds of cancer survivors

After completing cancer therapy, patients usually feel relief. But then the “what ifs” kick in.   “There’s this feeling of fear — that the cancer could come back, or often, people lose the support of the medical community if they’re finished treatment and that loss of support is shocking to some people,” said Dale Dirkse, a PhD student in clinical psychology at the University of

Webinar – Q&A with Expert About Blood Clots & Cancer

Webinar Information: People living with cancer need to know the signs and symptoms of blood clots, also known as venous thrombosis. Blood clots are a common problem for people living with cancer and blood clots can be fatal. Learn from an expert about your risk, the signs and symptoms and what to do if they occur.   Presenter Information: Marc Carrier, MD, FRCPC, MSc Associate

CCSN volunteer opportunity!

Volunteer opportunity: Assistant Treasurer   The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network is looking for energetic CPA, CMA, etc. to participate in a small friendly group of Board Members dedicated to the growth of a unique and important organization dedicated to the cancer patient voice.   The Assistant Treasurer seconds the treasurer and helps to improve systems and reporting.   The Assistant Treasurer reviews, develops and updates