Understanding the Major Workplace Causes of Cancer in Canada Date held: April 25, 2019 Presented by: Dr. Paul Demers, Director of the Occupational Cancer Research Centre and Professor with the University of Toronto Webinar Information: Every year in Canada thousands of people are diagnosed with cancer caused by their work and millions of people continue to be exposed to workplace carcinogens. In this webinar, Dr.
Rare Cancers: The Time to Act is Now Date held: April 11th, 2019 Presented by: Durhane Wong-Rieger, President & CEO of Canadian Organization for Rare Disorders and Lisa Machado, Founder and Chair of the CML Network Webinar Information: Diagnostic breakthroughs like genome sequencing make earlier stage diagnosis possible and breakthroughs in personalized treatment, including cell and gene therapies, provide new hope, including potential cures. CCSN
The second measles case reported in Ottawa, ON affects a 36-year old women with a rare form of cancer called peritoneal mesothelioma, which affects the abdomen. The woman contracted measles while on vacation, despite having up-to-date vaccinations for the disease. Her cancer made her immuno-compromised which raised her risk. The importance of having up-to-date vaccinations cannot be over-stated. Even those who are vaccinated may be
For those of you who already have breast implants or are considering reconstruction using them, you may not have heard yet that breast implants have been associated with a rare form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma called anaplastic large cell lymphoma, or ALCL. ALCL is usually found in the scar tissue and fluid near the implant and can usually be remedied by removing the implant, but in
What is patient engagement at CADTH, and how can you get involved? Date held: April 4th, 2019 Presented by: Bill Dempster, CEO of 3Sixty Public Affairs with guest panelists Sarah Berglas (CADTH) and Maureen Smith (CORD) Webinar Information: CCSN welcomed CADTH’s Patient Engagement Officer Sarah Berglas to hear more about the many aspects in which CADTH involves patients in its work. Bill and Sarah walked