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Survivorship and Palliative End-of-Life CCRA Research Frameworks released March 2017

The CCRA research frameworks were developed to guide Canada’s cancer research funders in their response to the recommendations in Target 2020, CCRA’s current strategic plan. Their intent is to identify research priorities to enable coordinated action among CCRA members, other funders, and key stakeholders with the goal of optimizing the excellence, relevancy, and impact of cancer research in Canada.

The Pan-Canadian Frameworks for Cancer Survivorship Research and Palliative and End-of-Life Care Research are now available through the CCRA website.




Call for Abstracts: Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada (Due Dec 16) for the “Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada Conference” April 7 – 8, 2017

Submit your Abstract for the Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada, taking place April 7-8, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. This is one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with cancer care colleagues from across Canada and learn about innovative approaches to enhance the quality of care. This conference is targeted to clinicians, leaders, and key stakeholders in cancer control in Canada. Through a multidisciplinary program of panel discussions, and abstract and poster presentations, the conference aims to:

* Showcase new Canadian innovations in policy, planning, and service delivery with a focus on application and implementation from screening through clinical care, palliative care, end of life and survivorship;
* Strengthen the community focused on the cancer system in Canada by building communication links and sharing lessons learned; and
* Intentionally encourage scale and spread of proven successful innovations.

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EDT).

More information and the abstract submission link can be found at:

“Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer: Health Management” presented by Dr. Karen Goddard (UBC) at the C17 Education Rounds Videoconference ( 27 Jan 2016, 12:00 – 13:00 MST)


  • To examine childhood cancer treatments and cure rates.
  • To examine historical perspectives, late effects, definition, cause, nature, physical, organ function, second cancers, psychological, screening, prevention and healthcare implications.
  • To examine how we can best support survivorship.

To obtain credit certification, please make sure you complete and submit your evaluation form.


Oncofertility Information and Educational Resources for Professionals and Patients


Oncofertility has emerged as a new interdisciplinary approach to address the reproductive future of young men, women, and children facing a life-preserving but fertility threatening cancer diagnosis. The CKN Canadian Oncofertility Referral Network is a nationwide platform that links patients, physicians and fertility clinics to ensure time-sensitive needs are met in providing fertility options for young cancer patients as they embark on treatment. The goal is to create and foster a multidisciplinary dialogue between patients and their medical team about fertility sparing options. Linked here is an accessible educational information/resources page with topics such as:

  • legal considerations
  • fertility preservation options, including pediatric options
  • adoption as a cancer survivor, including barriers (US perspective)
  • parenthood after cancer
  • informed consent
  • educational materials for professionals, including flowcharts, slide decks, and review articles addressing background biology and options