CADTH calls for Abstract for 2024 Symposium

The following is from Canada’s Drug and Health Technology Agency. “We are accepting abstracts for workshops, panels, early morning sessions, oral presentations, and posters for the 2024 CADTH Symposium, to be held from Wednesday, September 4 to Friday, September 6, 2024. The 2024 Symposium is a 3-day hybrid event providing in-person and virtual attendance options. The in-person program will take place at the Shaw Centre

CCSN Holds First All-party Cancer Caucus in British Columbia

Health Minister Dix Invites CCSN back in 2024 The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN) held its first All-party Cancer Caucus on November 29, 2023, at the Grand Pacific Hotel in Victoria, British Columbia. Lindsay Timm, CCSN’s Community Engagement Coordinator, and Trevor Smith-Millar, CCSN’s Communications Manager, were joined by two of CCSN’s partners: Dense Breasts Canada and the Colorectal Cancer Resource and Action Network (CCRAN). Michelle

Canadian Cancer Survivor Network holds fall 2023 Ontario All-party Cancer Caucus

Three days later, Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sylvia Jones lowers breast screening age from 50 to 40 CCSN President & CEO Jackie Manthorne opened the October 24, 2023, Caucus meeting by welcoming 19 MPPs, special guests, speakers, and patients. She reminded attendees that many women and men are not old enough or are too old to be eligible for Ontario’s breast screening program, which

CCSN Participates in the Canada Healthcare Innovation Summit

Nir Hagigi of the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network participated in the 7th panel of the Canada Healthcare Innovation Summit: Unlocking Access to Therapies & Medicines (Left to Right: William Semchuk, Nir Hagigi, Jin-Hyeun Huh, Rute Fernandez, Tijana Fazlagic, Joss Reimer). On October 12th, 2023, the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network was honoured to participate in the inaugural Canada Healthcare Innovation Summit, organized by Bamberg Health. This remarkable

Stress and Cancer: A Complex Relationship

International Stress Awareness Day falls at the beginning  of November,  and it highlighted a common question that we  often receive at the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network (CCSN). Even before the pandemic, stress levels were on the rise across the country. In 2022, Statistics Canada published information on the reported levels of stress for Canadians aged 12 and up. Respondents were asked if most days in

Two Wins for Cancer Screening in Canada

Cancer Can’t Wait, and two provincial governments in Canada have taken steps to implement early screening. In late October, Ontario Deputy Premier and Health Minister Sylvia Jones announced that starting in fall 2024,  women will be able to self-refer for a mammogram every two years, and regular breast cancer screenings will begin at age 40. This screening program is open to women, non-binary, trans, and