Cancer in the News – February Edition

15 Aug 2018 2:15 PM | Anonymous

Cancer in the News – February Edition

Following are some links to articles on cancer that appear in the Canadian Press recently. This information was complied by the Canadian Cancer Action Network, of which CAPO is a member organization.   February 13 Overcrowding concerns raised at Tom Baker Cancer Centre – Calgary Herald Recent UBC grad helps even the odds against her

Cancer in the News – February Edition

Following are some links to articles on cancer that appear in the Canadian Press recently. This information was complied by the Canadian Cancer Action Network, of which CAPO is a member organization.

February 13

Overcrowding concerns raised at Tom Baker Cancer Centre – Calgary Herald

Recent UBC grad helps even the odds against her family’s cancer – Vancouver Sun

Majority of Canadians appear to back mandatory childhood vaccination – Globe and Mail CTV News, National Post, Toronto Star

Most Canadians support assisted death ruling, poll shows – Toronto Star

February 12

Grade 1 kids get standing desks in Saskatchewan town – CTV News

Canada health report card ranks B.C. 1st, Nunavut last – CBC News

Smoking’s toll on health is even worse than previously thought, a study finds Reuters, CTV News

School warns about vaporizers – StarPhoenix

Fibre-optic device could advance brain tumour surgery – CTV News

British Columbia and Ontario rank among top international performers in health report card – CNW

February 11

Feds will not override the court’s ban on assisted suicide, MacKay hints – Toronto Star

Doctor-assisted suicide: Who does the killing? – Vancouver Sun

New cancer centre likely headed to South Health Campus – Calgary Herald

Laval couple turns to crowdfunding for last-ditch cancer therapy – Montreal Gazette

February 10

Tuktoyaktuk cancer survivor’s coverage cut by Health Canada – CBC News

Calgary cancer patients face waits of us to six weeks to see radiation specialists – Calgary Herald

The stem-cell ‘miracle’ is anecdotal – Globe and Mail

February 9

Ottawa woman who received chemo while pregnant delivers healthy baby – CTV News, CBC News

Man dying of cancer fights to qualify for disability benefits – Regina Leader-Post

Physician-assisted suicide opponents regroup after Supreme Court ruling – Globe and Mail

February 7

Sixteen years after Oregon legalized assisted-suicide, the law is almost a non-issue in the state – National Post

Court ruling on dignified death leaves Ottawa facing a daunting challenge – National Post

Assisted suicide: Physicians want more palliative care as well – CBC News

Supreme Court assisted suicide ruling too late for cancer patient – Toronto Star

Tory MPs may line up behind Steven Fletcher’s bill on doctor-assisted death – Toronto Star

Canadian doctors, many hesitant about assisted death, want role in legislation Toronto Star

5 key points about the Supreme Court ruling on doctor-assisted suicide – Toronto Star

Timing of assisted-suicide law could affect its contents – Globe and Mail

Next step in assisted suicide: Ensuring it can be done humanely – Globe and Mail

Families pushing for doctor-assisted suicide reflect on a bittersweet victory – Globe and Mail Huffington Post Québec

February 6

Supreme Court rules Canadians have right to doctor-assisted suicide – Globe and Mail, National Post

Doctor-assisted suicide a therapeutic service, says Canadian Medical Association – CBC News

Ambulance fees a roadblock for many who need care – CBC News

Aboriginal Cultural Room opens today at local hospital – NationTalk

Five reasons why assisted suicide is the most important ruling from the Supreme Court – Toronto Star

Canadian Medical Association ready to help if right-to-die struck down by Supreme Court – Toronto Star

Ontario lags other provinces in updating health privacy laws – Toronto Star

B.C. childhood cancer survivors to receive specialized help – Vancouver Sun

Group angered over Quebec’s rejection of new cancer drugs – Montreal Gazette

Alberta still working on tanning bed bill that was to be introduced last year – CTV News

February 5

Canadian doctors drafting new rules in case doors open to assisted suicide – Globe and Mail

10 things to know about the Carter v. Canada case on assisted suicide – Globe and Mail

HPV vaccine Gardasil has a dark side, Star investigation finds – Toronto Star

Lack of cancer scanner in Sudbury a key issue with voters – Toronto Star


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