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SAVE YOUR SKIN FOUNDATION RECOGNIZES NATIONAL CANCER SURVIVORS DAY (SUNDAY, JUNE 5TH) WITH GREATER HOPE FOR ADVANCED MELANOMA SURVIVAL

On the tenth anniversary of the Foundation, Cancer Survivors Day also marks a survivorship milestone for Save Your Skin Founder, Kathleen Barnard VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA (June 2, 2016) – On Sunday June 5th, 2016 the Save Your Skin Foundation will recognize National Cancer Survivors Day with greater hope for advanced melanoma survival. 2016 also marks […]

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ANNOUNCING A NEW TREATMENT FOR MELANOMA, ALONG WITH TWO INFOGRAPHICS (ON IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY AND MELANOMA), AND NEW ANIMATED VIDEOS ON CANCER AND IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY!

Today, it was announced that KEYTRUDA® (pembrolizumab) received approval for the treatment of patients with unresectable or metastatic melanoma who have not received prior treatment with ipilimumab. KEYTRUDA is now the first and only anti-PD1 agent approved for first-line treatment regardless of BRAF mutation status. A press release announcing this news was released earlier today and […]

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WEBINAR: THE PHARMACOECONOMICS OF CANCER DRUGS

February 26, 2016 12pm EST | 10am MST | 9am PST With new breakthroughs in cancer care and the subsequent rise in costs for these treatments, health economics is playing an increasingly important role in health care. What is pharmacoeconomics and what role does it play in the Canadian Health Care System and in the […]

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CONSULTATION ON THE BASKET OF SERVICES

In its mandate to assess the performance of the health and social services system, the Commissioner decided to undertake work on Québec’s basket of insured health and social services, that is, publicly funded care and services. By carrying out this work, the Commissioner would first like to inform public debate by highlighting citizens’ values and […]

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WHAT “PATIENT ADVOCACY” MEANS TO ME

Guest post by Natalie Richardson Until last year I thought the phrase “patient advocacy” was terminology for action that other people take in the distant lots of big city hospitals, or with pickets across Parliament Hill. People throwing big words at medical problems, fighting for the sick or the silenced, major meetings in far-away boardrooms […]

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One Melanoma Patient’s Need for Community

 I find it comforting to meet or speak with others surviving the melanoma maze. Visiting my cancer centre on a regular basis for all of my appointments and treatments, I sit quietly with my peers awaiting theirs, but I almost eagerly strike up conversation if someone even glances my way. I must startle some of […]

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THE SAVE YOUR SKIN FOUNDATION STORY – A NIECE’S PERSPECTIVE

You may have read the Save Your Skin Foundation’s story on the Foundation’s website here…but, as you probably know, everyone has their own story – and Founder and President, Kathleen Barnard’s niece has kindly shared one of her own. Thank you for your inspiring and beautiful story Taylor! “In May of 2003, I wanted to […]

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