Hear From Allen, a Stage IV Survivor of a Deadly Head & Neck Cancer

Allen pushed for access to advanced molecular testing which identified a mutation that could be targeted with a prostate cancer therapy that ultimately saved his life. Please click on the video link below to hear Allen’s two minute story and why he participated in CCRAN’s Biomarker Conference! CCSN attend as a panelist to the patient group roundtable at CCRAN’s biomarker conference. It was an honour

National Cancer Wellness Awareness Day

One in two Canadians is expected to develop cancer in their lifetime and most don’t know about cancer wellness programs that can help them live well with cancer.   WHAT IS CANCER WELLNESS AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? Cancer wellness is a whole-person approach that provides people living with cancer a source of overall well-being that meets all their needs. It addresses their physical, spiritual,

National Indigenous Peoples Day

On June 21st, Canada celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day. This day is the culmination of Indigenous Peoples Month, which honours the heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.  We at the Canadian Cancer Survivor Network wanted to highlight the need for the Indigenous Cancer Strategy put forth by Cancer Care Ontario. We pay respect to all

Survivorship Takes Front and Center for World Kidney Cancer Day

It is always a pleasure when more cancer groups talk about survivorship.  But as many cancer survivors will tell you, even after the all-clear is given, it’s still an uphill battle. Luckily, the International Kidney Cancer Coalition (IKCC) wants to start the conversation with their theme: We need to talk about living with kidney cancer. It isn’t something you hear most cancer groups talk about,

For Many Canadians, Cancer Didn’t Wait. Now They’re Paying the Price

New data from Statistics Canada estimates a 12.3 per cent drop in new cancer case diagnosis in 2020. Screening and early detection remain the gold standards to create better outcomes for cancer patients. OTTAWA, ON, June 7, 2023 /CNW/ – Statistics Canada (StatCan) data released last month shows that in 2020, the first year of the global pandemic, there was an estimated 12.3 per cent

CCSN Marks National Cancer Survivor’s Day at Ottawa City Hall

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network has marked National Cancer Survivors Day. A delegation was received by Ottawa City Councilor Sean Devine, who was acting on behalf of Mayor Mark Sutcliffe, who could not attend. In his remarks, Councillor Devine said, “National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration for those who have survived, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and