A Prescription for Canada: Achieving Pharmacare for All

In June 2019, the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare released their report concerning the recommendations on the implementation of a national pharmacare program. The final report recommends the establishment of a universal, single-payer, public system of prescription drug coverage in Canada. They propose that the five fundamental principles of medicare be applied to national pharmacare: Universal: all Canadian residents should have equal

Clinical Trials Ontario Launches Their New Clinical Trials Finder Tool

Clinical Trials Ontario is committed to developing ways to engage patients and the public with clinical trials, and have recently launched an easy-to-use and unique-in-Canada Clinical Trial Finder. Built with input from patients, caregivers, and others, this tool can help you find a clinical trial in Canada. It’s a useful resource for anyone looking to participate in a clinical trial, but who isn’t sure how

Petition Campaigning for Full Coverage of Breast Prosthesis

BodyMedBoutique is a Burlington, ON business providing a specialized service. They cater to people having undergone cancer treatment, offering mastectomy bras and breast forms, post-surgical bras, and products to ease radiation and chemotherapy treatments. They have started a petition to Ontario Premier Doug Ford; Christine Elliott, Ontario Minister of Health; Jane McKenna, MPP for Burlington; Rick Goldring, Mayor of Burlington; and Marianne Meed-Ward, Burlington Ward

PEI Government Announces Breast Density Notification Program

The government of PEI has announced that it will be including breast density notifications in its breast cancer screening program by the Fall. Dense breasts are an important risk factor for breast cancer, as dense breast tissue makes tumours harder to detect. It is recommended that women with dense breasts be screened more often, but women are not usually informed of their breast density. The

Launch of the NoMatterMyAge Campaign

Genomic Health, Inc. has launched their NoMatterMyAge campaign, focused on raising awareness around age bias in cancer care, including access to genomic tests for breast cancer patients. The campaign highlights key facts and statistics about genomic testing based on SEER data and treatment assumptions in younger and older patients. The NoMatterMyAge campaign focuses on educating and raising awareness about the need for all breast cancer patients,