Despite being the number one cancer killer in Canada, outcomes in lung cancer lag behind other cancers. Lung cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Canada. It kills more than 21,000 Canadians every year — more people than colorectal, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Lung cancer is in fact many diseases, requiring different treatment approaches and therapeutic options. Scientific advancements are transforming the treatment
Sharon Dixon, who lives in Edmonton, Alberta, was diagnosed with stage 4 squamous cell carcinoma and had very aggressive reconstructive jaw surgery in 2006. She is a 12-year cancer survivor, will be retiring this year, and is turning 65 years old. In a year of milestone accomplishments, Sharon’s goal is to raise $10,000 which will be donated directly to the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network for
Cancer Rehab: A Reality in Canada? Original Broadcast: Thursday, September 20th 2018 1:00pm – 2:00pm ET Statistics show that as of 2017, more than one million Canadians have survived cancer for more than 10 years. Yet, the physical rehabilitation needs of cancer survivors in Canada have received little attention and few services. Dr. Jennifer M. Jones, PhD, is a senior Scientist and Director of the
CCSN President & CEO Jackie Manthorne was interviewed by CBC New Brunswick last week in response to patients not receiving full doses of chemotherapy in several Canadian provinces. You can read the article here.
The purpose of the survey is to provide the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) with insights and perspectives about living with and managing castrate resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) from patients and caregivers in order to complete a patient evidence submission for a new medication for non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer called Enzalutamide (Xtandi). We are looking for input from patients with both metastatic or non-metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) and their
Originally broadcast September 6th, 2018 Maxime Lê is a graduate of health sciences from the University of Ottawa that has worn many hats for many roles. Chief among them is being a patient advisor for The Ottawa Hospital. Having frequently been a patient and having a passion for health and healthcare, he decided to get involved at The Ottawa Hospital to help improve care, research