Cancer Survivors Needed for an Online Survey

The Exercise Oncology Lab at the University of Toronto (PI: Dr. Linda Trinh) is looking for cancer survivors to complete an online survey about their experiences with physical activity and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. They hope to use this information to develop tailored resources to address the needs of cancer survivors during this time. The survey takes about 45 minutes to complete. Anyone

Pancreatic cancer – Promising Treatment for Deadly Cancer Blocked by Canadian Regulators

TORONTO, Aug. 19, 2020 /CNW Telbec/ – While innovations in health care are spurring extraordinary advances in the treatment of malignant tumours, progress has been limited when it comes to the world’s toughest cancer. Pancreatic Cancer Canada is fighting to raise survival rates for pancreatic cancer patients through targeted investments in research, increased awareness and patient support, community activation and advocacy initiatives. Pancreatic cancer is the

Lung cancer patients and caregivers anxious about their vulnerability to COVID-19

It’s hard to think of a worse time to be a lung cancer patient than during a global pandemic. This situation provides many sources of anxiety: lung cancer patients are worried about being vulnerable to infection, about getting severely ill if they do get COVID-19, and about the potential for infection in places like hospitals. The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s recent survey provides a window

The devastating effect on cancer care of cancelling elective surgeries during the pandemic

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network’s survey of cancer patients and caregivers across Canada has revealed the devastating effect of the cancellation of elective surgeries on cancer patients. The survey was conducted by Leger for the CCSN in late May and early June. In total, 1243 people were surveyed, among them cancer patients, pre-diagnosis patients, and caregivers of cancer patients. Most of the respondents were from

Cancer patients and caregivers concerned about postponed and cancelled screenings during the pandemic

The cancellation and postponement of cancer screenings because of the COVID-19 pandemic has caused anxiety and distress for a significant number of cancer patients, pre-diagnosis patients, and caregivers across Canada, according to a survey recently conducted for the Canadian Cancer Survivors Network. With screenings and tests delayed, cancer patients have been left in the dark about the state of their disease. Sasha, an Alberta lymphoma