Prostate Cancer Support Canada Newsletter August 2022
Check out the Prostate Cancer Support Canada Your Monthly Debrief for the latest in national-level news, webinars, meetings and events for July 2022. Check the Debrief on how to register for the 2022 Prostate Cancer Virtual Conference & Expo 17-18 September 2022.
Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation – Community Cancer Hub
After recently ending its long-running Cancer Coaching program, the Ottawa Regional Cancer Foundation has implemented its new Community Cancer Hub model of support. Through its Cancer System Navigator, this program offers cancer patients and their families in Eastern Ontario a central contact point for referrals to both clinical care providers and community-based programs.
New Survey on the use of darolutamide in the treatment of metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer
The Canadian Cancer Society is conducting a survey on the advantages and disadvantages of the drug darolutamide for treating metastatic castration-sensitive prostate cancer. Patients and caregivers do not have to have experience with the drug to complete the survey, as information on their satisfaction with current treatments is valuable on its own. Survey participants also may have an opportunity to give testimonials or be interviewed about their experience with darolutamide or their current treatments. Results of the survey could lead to recommendations for darolutamide to be covered in Canada on public drug plans for people with this subset of prostate cancer. For information on participating in this survey, continue below.
You’re Invited to Participate!
The University of Ottawa Psychosocial Oncology Laboratory is conducting two important cancer-related studies. Dr. Sophie Lebel and her doctoral students are seeking volunteers for their research in these two areas:
PCSO Ottawa Disclaimer
The Prostate Cancer Support Ottawa (PCSO) website and its members strictly provide news and awareness information about prostate cancer. Neither the website nor the group members provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Any news, content, or information from the website, group meetings, member peer support discussions, public awareness briefings, brochures, or otherwise is NOT intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of news, content, or information received either from the website, group meetings, member peer support discussions, public awareness briefings, brochures, or otherwise.
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