Cancer Still Waiting: Read the Media Release and CCSN’s Open Letter to the Canadian Government

55% of Canadian cancer patients, caregivers and those awaiting confirmation of a cancer diagnosis have had appointments, tests, and treatment postponed or cancelled. Half of all Canadians will become cancer patients. We need a plan for their care during the next national crisis because Cancer Can’t Wait. Read our open letter in The Globe and Mail and Le Devoir this World Cancer Day. Read the

Virtual Care Can Complement, but not Replace In-Person Care

Virtual appointments with your doctor including video calls, phone calls, text messages and emails have been the new norm ever since the start of Covid-19. However, this method of contact has a major impact on a patient’s ability to effectively communicate their symptoms and concerns. According to our Leger survey on the Impact of COVID-19 Crisis on Cancer Patients and their Ability to Receive Treatment

CCSN’s White Paper on Medicine Companion Diagnostics in Canada

What Good is Targeted Cancer Treatment without the Test? The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) commissioned a review of precision medicine companion diagnostic testing in Canada through a literature review and a series of stakeholder interviews to determine if there were any challenges or barriers that would ultimately impact patient access to companion diagnostics and then issue a series of recommendations to help inform thoughtful

Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit Report

The Save Your Skin Foundation, in collaboration with the Canadian Psoriasis Network and Queen’s University Office of Indigenous Initiatives, held their 5th annual Patients Redefining the Future of Health Care in Canada Summit in December 2020.  The Summit highlighted issues experienced by patients in Canada and how they have become more apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic. It especially highlighted the state of health and healthcare

Colorectal Cancer Canada: Results of the Early Onset Cancer Survey

Colorectal Cancer Canada recently shared the results of their Patient & Caregiver Experiences survey. Early-age onset colorectal cancer patients and caregivers were invited to share their experiences and challenges.  Established in 2018, Colorectal Cancer Canada’s Never Too Young program aims to increase awareness around early-age onset colorectal cancer (EAO CRC) in Canada. The Never Too Young: Early-Age Onset Experiences survey was conducted to gain additional