Do you have a bright idea to change cancer care?

Entering its second year, the Astellas Oncology C3 Prize® is once again calling for applicants from all over the world and from all backgrounds to submit their ideas for innovations to change cancer care. The C3 Prize, which aims to inspire and foster innovative, non-medical, non-treatment ideas, is offering $100,000 in unrestricted grants and access to mentorship to bring the brightest ideas to life. The

PMPRB – Recommendations on Proposed Amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations

In May 2017, Health Canada announced proposed amendments to the Patented Medicines Regulations. The amendments would enable the Patented Medicines Prices Review Board to better protect Canadians from paying excessive prices for patented drugs. The regulations have not been changed in over 20 years, despite major changes in the pharmaceutical market. Canadians are now paying some of the highest drug prices in the developed world.

Online Tool to Help Breast Cancer Patients

On June 8th, Be The Choice launched a new, online tool that will help breast cancer patients and their loved ones navigate different treatment options. Following a diagnosis, patients can access the fully bilingual decision tree to easily move through a series of treatment pathways and decision points. Key Facts: The decision tree was designed by both medial professionals and patients. If was co-authored by

Patient Voices Network – British Columbia

The Patient Voices Network (PVN) is a community of patients, families and caregivers working together with health care partners to improve BC’s health care system. PVN was created in 2009 by the BC Ministry of Health as part of its Patients as Partners strategy, and has been supported by us since December 2015 (read that announcement here). Every BC resident is invited to join PVN,

Cannabis And Its Role In Cancer Care

Educating both doctors and cancer patients about the benefits of cannabis for cancer treatment means the difference between suffering and ease. There is nothing easy about cancer. From the moment of diagnosis and all the way through treatment, it’s a battle. Innovative new therapies are being developed every year to improve our chances of winning the battle, but the fight requires that we value and

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network reacts to 2017 cancer statistics

Ottawa, ON – While the latest cancer statistics are shocking, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network calls on Canadians and the media to take a restrained and balanced view of them. It is disquieting to think that a loved one or friend or indeed we ourselves may be diagnosed with cancer, given that nearly one in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.