News releases from Cancer Care Nova Scotia (Page 4)

Recognizes Excellence in Province on Anniversary

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia introduced four excellence awards today, Jan. 21, to mark its 10th anniversary of making a difference in the lives of cancer patients and families.

Public Lecture, Complementary and Alternative Therapies

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

A lecture to help Nova Scotians understand the benefits and challenges of including natural products as part of cancer treatment and care will be hosted by Cancer Care Nova Scotia on Tuesday, Nov. 18.

Preventing Cervical Cancer

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cervical cancer, like childhood measles, may one day be a disease of the past as more and more women have regular Pap tests and parents have their daughters vaccinated against the human papilloma virus, commonly known as HPV.

Public Lecture Offered on Complementary, Alternative Therapies

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

A lecture to help Nova Scotians understand the benefits and challenges of complementary and alternative therapies will be hosted by Cancer Care Nova Scotia on Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Halifax and by video conference at 20 sites across the province.

Online Chemotherapy Program Celebrates First Graduates

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Twenty pharmacy technicians from across the province graduated today, Sept. 9, from a ground-breaking online chemotherapy course.

Sun Survey Results Released

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Young people in Atlantic Canada are putting their health at risk by spending too much time in the sun without adequate protection, according to a national sun survey released today, July 10.

7th Annual Celebrate Life Event, National Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

For the seventh year in a row, Cancer Care Nova Scotia will present Celebrate Life 2008, an afternoon of music and festivities as Nova Scotians mark National Cancer Survivors Day.

National Sun Awareness Week, Preventing Skin Cancer

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia has among the highest incidence of skin cancer in Canada and in 2008, about 2,400 Nova Scotians will be diagnosed with some form of the disease.

Public Lecture on Hereditary Cancers and Genetic Testing

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

A lecture to help Nova Scotians answer questions about hereditary cancers and genetic testing will be hosted by Cancer Care Nova Scotia on Tuesday, May 20, in Halifax. It will also be available by video conference at 19 sites across the province.

National Conference, Diversity in Psychosocial Oncology

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

More than 200 health professionals and caregivers from across Canada and the United States, will gather in Halifax from Wednesday, May 7 to Saturday, May 10, for the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology annual conference.

N.S. Cancer Care Quality Higher Than Canadian Average

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia cancer patients have again rated their quality of care higher than the national average, according to survey results announced today, April 10, by Cancer Care Nova Scotia.

Lecture Discusses Cancer and Personal Expenses

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

A lecture to help Nova Scotians answer questions about cancer and personal expenses will be hosted by Cancer Care Nova Scotia on Tuesday, April 8, in Halifax. It will also be available by video conference at 19 sites across the province.

Conférence publique sur la prévention du cancer du col de l'utérus

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia présente une conférence publique le mardi 13 novembre à Halifax sur la prévention du cancer du col de l'utérus. La conférence inclura de l'information sur les tests de Pap, le virus du papillome humain (VPH) et le vaccin anti-VPH. Il est à noter que la conférence sera présentée en anglais seulement.

Public Lecture on Preventing Cervical Cancer

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Cancer Care Nova Scotia will host a public lecture Tuesday, Nov. 13, in Halifax on preventing cervical cancer. The lecture will include information about Pap tests, the human papilloma virus (HPV) and the HPV vaccine.

Symposium to Highlight Cancer Research

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

One hundred cancer researchers from across the province are attending the sixth annual Cancer Research Symposium being held today, Nov. 6, at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Its purpose is to communicate the broad spectrum of cancer research in Nova Scotia, both at the trainee and senior researcher level.

HPV Vaccine Important in Fight Against Cervical Cancer

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

The availability of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine to Grade 7 girls through the school-based vaccination program is an important tool in the fight against cervical cancer.

Research to Improve Access to Quality Cancer Services

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Improving patient access to quality colorectal cancer services in Nova Scotia is the focus of a five-year study by Nova Scotia researchers.

Celebrate Life 2007 Marks National Cancer Survivors Day

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Pier 21 in Halifax provides the backdrop for an afternoon of music and festivities on Sunday, June 3, as Nova Scotians mark National Cancer Survivors Day with Celebrate Life 2007.

Roundtable to Discuss Cancer Survivorship

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

A common understanding of the issues and implications of followup care to cancer survivors is the goal of a one-day roundtable meeting on cancer survivorship hosted by Cancer Care Nova Scotia.

Sun Safety Guide Launched

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

Sun Safe Nova Scotia today, May 28, launched Summer Sun Safety, a how-to guide for recreation and sport programs. The guide explains why and how to develop, implement and evaluate a sun safety program in a sport or recreation setting.