News releases from Cancer Care Nova Scotia (Page 1)

Volunteers Needed to Help Cancer Patients Quit Smoking

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia is looking for volunteers to serve as public advisors on a committee to develop programs to help cancer patients quit smoking.

Awards Recognize Cancer Health Professionals, Volunteers

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia will recognize a pharmacist, a palliative-care nurse, and a volunteer today, Nov. 18, at its annual Celebrating Excellence event.

Helpful Books About Cancer Available at Nova Scotia Libraries

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Provincial Library have partnered to make six new books about cancer available at all 79 provincial libraries.

Feedback Sought from Lung Cancer Patients, Families, Caregivers

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia is asking for feedback on recommendations for diagnosing and referring patients who have possible signs of lung cancer.

Nominations Now Open for Excellence Awards

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia is calling for nominations for its 2015 Excellence Awards.

Awards Recognize Cancer Health Professionals, Volunteers

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia will recognize a health administrator, a medical oncologist, a cancer patient navigator, and a volunteer today, Nov. 26, at its Celebrating Excellence event.

Feedback Sought from Colorectal Cancer Patients

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia is asking for feedback on draft clinical standards for diagnosing and referring patients who have possible signs of colorectal cancer.

Nominations Now Open for Excellence Awards

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia is calling for nominations for its 2014 Excellence Awards.

Provinces Join Forces to Improve Cancer Care for Patients

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador will work together to better understand the impact of cancer and improve care for patients.

Harvard Expert on Racism and Health to visit Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

David Williams, an expert on racism and health from Harvard University, will meet with health professionals and the academic community on Feb. 10 and 11.

Mise à jour des lignes directrices pour le dépistage du cancer du col de l'utérus

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia a publié, aujourd'hui 27 novembre, des lignes directrices mises à jour pour le dépistage du cancer du col de l'utérus, après un examen des nouvelles recommandations publiées plus tôt cette année par le Groupe d'étude canadien sur les soins de santé préventifs. L'examen a été effectué par des experts néo-écossais.

Updated Guidelines for Cervical Cancer Screening

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia announced updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening today, Nov. 27, following a review by Nova Scotia experts of new recommendations released earlier this year from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care.

Board Chair Appointed

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Mona Baryluk is the new chair of Cancer Care Nova Scotia's advisory board of directors.

Lecture to Discuss Complementary, Integrative Medicine

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Colon cancer screening: What's it all about, is the topic of the next Cancer Answers lecture, Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Colon Cancer Home Screening Kits to be Mailed Out

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Home screening kits for colon cancer are back in the mail after a seven-month program suspension to address sensitivity problems with the device used to process the kits.

Lecture to Discuss Complementary, Integrative Medicine

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

A cancer specialist will share his perspective on complementary and integrative medicine in cancer treatment and care during the next Cancer Answers lecture, Thursday, Oct. 3.

Awards Recognize Cancer Health Professionals, Volunteers

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia will recognize a head and neck cancer surgeon, a tobacco control advocate, a volunteer group that supports cancer patients and families financially and emotionally, and a palliative care nurse who enhances quality of life for patients and families.

Province Seeks Feedback From Rectal Cancer Patients

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia is asking rectal cancer patients, survivors and their families to review and provide feedback on draft clinical standards for the treatment and management of rectal cancer.

Suspension temporaire du programme de prévention du cancer du côlon

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia suspend temporairement l'envoi postal des trousses de dépistage du cancer du côlon jusqu'à ce que la sensibilité diagnostique de l'équipement utilisé pour traiter les tests soit réglée au niveau approprié.

Colon Cancer Prevention Program Temporarily Suspended

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia is temporarily halting the mailout of colon cancer home screening kits until the sensitivity of the materials used to process the tests can be returned to the requested level.