Should Cancer Patients and Survivors Get the Covid-19 Vaccine?

With the Covid-19 vaccine rollout in full swing across provinces, many have advocated for prioritizing cancer patients and other immunocompromised individuals during the next phase. The clinical trials for these vaccines excluded people with compromised immune systems, such as cancer patients, and thus many are skeptical about whether the vaccine is safe for this population or not. Below are some Q&A’s prepared by The Lung Health Foundation,

Calling All Lung Cancer Survivors – Your Input is Needed for a New CCSN Research Study

CCSN is conducting a new research study to understand the meaningful results of lung cancer clinical studies from the point of view of survivors of early stage lung cancer. Participation would require a 30-45min phone interview with Canadian health researchers and will be kept confidential. All participants will be provided a payment of $100 for their time and expertise. Eligibility criteria: Have been treated in

CADTH 2020 Symposium Features CCSN’s COVID-19 and the Disruption of Cancer Care in Canada

On November 23rd, 2020, CADTH featured an on-demand session on CCSN’s COVID-19 and the Disruption of Cancer Care in Canada. Watch the video: Leger, on behalf of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network recently conducted a study to assess the extent to which the disruption of cancer care caused by COVID-19 is impacting Canadian cancer patients and caregivers. The study revealed that the response to the

Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, a great time to talk about how human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccines can help prevent cancer. This type of cancer is most frequently diagnosed in women between the ages of 35 and 44 with the average age at diagnosis being 50. With cervical cancer screening and HPV vaccination, cervical cancer is now the most preventable of all female cancers. When

Ocular Melanoma: Read About this Rare Form of Eye Cancer

Ocular melanoma is an extremely rare form of cancer that affects the eye with an incidence of 5 per million adults. Although rare, it is the most common primary cancer of the eye in adults. Primary means that the cancer began at that site (in this case the eye) and did not spread there from another part of the body. Read more about the signs,

The Prevalence of Cancer & Risk Factors Among Canadians 65+

Canada’s population is aging, and the aging process can bring about many challenges. One of these is the impact of chronic diseases such as cancer, which can affect activities of daily living, reduce quality of life and increase mortality risk. The Government of Canada reports that the prevalence of cancer among seniors is 21.5%. The onset of cancer can be delayed or mitigated through changes