Advocacy

Welcome to the new constituent engagement area of the PCC and PCCN websites where we bring you opportunities to:
  1. Share your experience on topics that will help shape PCC program and services
  2. Contribute to patient awareness and advocacy initiatives
  3. Participate in government led initiatives to incorporate patient voices in federal and provincial recommendations regarding drug coverage
We will regularly post surveys or links of interest to those impacted by prostate cancer in Canada. If you wish to be notified of new surveys or polls, please let us know by sending an email with the subject heading “Constituent Engagement” to ada.jeffrey@prostatecancer.ca.

Return to Work Survey
·         Are you 18 + years old?
·         Have you had a cancer diagnosis OR been an informal caregiver in the last 5 years?
·         Were you working at the time?
 
Help us improve the return to work experience for cancer patients by completing this survey.

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PCC Spotlight
Gay and bisexual men living with prostate cancer focus of research

Vancouver, September 25, 2018 – Research funded by Prostate Cancer Canada is preparing the way to improve quality of life for men-who-have-sex-with-men (MSM)1 in the LGBTQ2+ community.
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Prostate Cancer Canada launches first national program in radioligand therapy

Toronto, June 27, 2018 – Canadian researchers are leading the future of treatment for men with advanced prostate cancer in this country, with a new Prostate Cancer Canada grant funded by the Movember Foundation.
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The Finger – A tried and true method to save lives

TORONTO, CANADA (May 8, 2018) – Every day, more and more methods to detect prostate cancer are being explored, but the tried and true methods of a digital rectal examination (DRE) – where a healthcare professional inserts a gloved finger into the rectum to check for abnormalities, paired with a blood test known as the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test – which you can get through your family doctor, are still the long-standing proven ways to save a life.
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