Coming soon – The Science of Cancer online course!

The Canadian Cancer Survivor Network has designed an online course which will help prepare you for a variety of exciting opportunities to have your own voice heard within healthcare discourses and practices. Your unique position as an insider within the healthcare system means that you can provide a unique perspective on healthcare policy, research, and practice, ultimately improving how the system operates.

The Science of Cancer course will provide individuals who have been affected by cancer with the necessary tools, skills, and background knowledge in science, research, and cancer so that they may be able to confidently participate on peer review research funding committees, clinical trial design teams, patient and family advisory councils, and other such bodies where important decisions are being made about cancer diagnosis, treatment, and research funding.

Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a certificate and be added to a list of candidates for potential recommendation by CCSN for unique patient engagement opportunities within their community or in the wider Canadian healthcare system.

Before the official launch, we will be looking for a variety of patients, caregivers and survivors to review the course and provide some feedback. If you are interested in volunteering, please send an email to and we will get back to you with more information when the review period is ready to begin. Reviewers who successfully complete the course will also receive the certificate of completion.