NOW AVAILABLE: A new surveillance report from CYP-C and the Public Health Agency of Canada

Cancer in Young People in Canada: A Report from the Enhanced Childhood Cancer Surveillance System

Cancer chez les jeunes au Canada: Rapport du système de surveillance accrue du cancer chez les enfants


Are you a non-MD Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT health care professionals working in Canada? Would $1000 enable your attending an educational conference or workshop? Then you need to apply for the C17 Norma Auger Education Fund (applications due 01 Nov 2017)

The goal of the C17 Norma Auger Education Fund is to support health professionals involved in pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT across Canada advance their knowledge, skills and experience and to promote presentations and knowledge translation by these health professionals.

This is an annual scholarship offered by the C17 Education Committee with funding from the Childhood Cancer Canada Foundation.
Eligibility:  Non-MD Pediatric Oncology/Hematology/BMT health care professionals working in Canada.

Application deadline: November 1, 2017.

Application forms can be downloaded HERE: Norma Auger Application Aug’17.

Help #KidsCancerPain by posting the attached flyer, and by sharing via the provided social media links. It could be worth $250 for one of your families and help combat kids cancer pain

Dear Friends and Colleagues:

We’d be so grateful if you could help us spread the word about our #KidsCancerPain post-campaign survey, which is only open for less than 2 more weeks (the last day is October 10th).  This is a critical component of the evaluation of our Canadian Cancer Society funded Knowledge to Action grant, and as of yesterday we have only had about 20 parents complete the survey, and we need 100.

If you know of a parent or caregiver of a child with cancer, who may have seen ANY of our #KidsCancerPain content over the past year….please have them complete our survey! They could win 1 of 3 VISA gift cards valued at $250 (CDN)!

The survey link is:

If you could please do any or all of the following:

  1. forwarding to applicable parents/caregivers
  2. Print and post the image/poster (below) where it will be seen by parents/caregivers.  Download the file KidsCancerPainImagewLink.
  3. Share this tweet:
  4. Share this Facebook post:
  5. Or create your own social media post using the survey link above and the attached image, along with our hashtag #KidsCancerPain


Thank you!

Christine, on behalf of the #KidsCancerPain team

LAST CHANCE for a free lunch and opportunities to publish!

CYP-C Research Champions will be meeting at SIOP in Washington DC on October 13 in the Capitol Room (1:30-5pm) at the Marriott Wardman Park.

The purposes will be to:

1) Provide an overview of CYP-C

2) Provide brief education related to how to measure socioeconomic status using census data (i.e. for CYP-C projects)

3) Begin to create publication teams – this will be an opportunity to be a co-investigator or to lead CYP-C publications

Contact by Oct 6 to attend.

C17 Research Network Call for Nominations: Clinical Research – Stem Cell Transplantation. Due 31-Oct-2017. Click for application/nomination instructions

The C17 Research Network Committee is seeking applications for the position of Clinical Research – Stem Cell Transplantation (1 position).

Applicants should have experience in basic and clinical research who have established reputations in their respective fields, and who share a national vision for research. They will have an affiliation with one of the 17 centres or associated universities. Consideration will also be given to selecting members who represent large and small centres, and institutions across Canada.

We ask all who receive this call for nominations to help us to distribute it as widely as possible. Please forward the call for nominations to institutions, organizations and individuals who might be interested in posting and/or responding to it. 

Application instructions can be found in the following document:  Call for nominations Sept 2017


23rd Annual Western Canada Nutrition Day – Optimizing Nutrition and Medicine in Cancer Care October 21, 2017 (Edmonton)

We are pleased to extend our personal invitation to the 23rd Annual Western Canada Nutrition Day Conference: Optimizing Nutrition and Medicine in Cancer Care.
The 23rd Annual Western Canada Nutrition Day – Optimizing Nutrition and Medicine in Cancer Care will include subject matter experts from Canada, Italy and Australia. The conference will feature discussions on the full spectrum of cancer care including: Sarcopenic Obesity and Cancer Care, the application of nutrients to modify toxicities of cancer treatment, ESPEN 2017, PN in Cancer Care, INFORM, what we know (and what we don’t) about diet and cancer prevention and much more!

Our audience for this event includes: Dietitians, physicians, nurses and allied healthcare professionals interested in learning more about nutrition and medicine in cancer care.

When: October 21, 2017
Where: Robbins Learning Centre – Royal Alexandra Hospital, 10240 Kingsway Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5H 3V9

Online Registration opens: August 23, 2017
Early bird deadline: October 6, 2017
Online registration:
Event code: 8NN28SBJHRD
Email address:

This event is planned by Alberta Health Services, and supported by an unrestricted grant from Nestle Health Science.

NEW C17 GRANT COMPETITION —The 100% Fund. Watch for a call for applications in the areas of infant ALL, rhabdomyosarcoma and Ewing sarcoma (click to read more!)

We are thrilled to announce a new C17 grant competition that will be run in addition to our regular C17 Operating Grant completion.  Watch for a call for Letters of Intent* this month!

Nearly one in five children diagnosed with cancer will not survive. For children with rare and hard to treat cancers, the odds can be far worse.

The 100% Fund has been created to challenge these odds. In recognition of its 30th anniversary, Childhood Cancer Canada (CCC) is proud to partner with organizations with a shared passion to help fund research for children who do not, yet, have their cure.   The list is growing, but confirmed organizations as of September 12th are:

By building on new and exciting research initiatives in Canada and around the world, The 100% Fund ( will pave the way for collaborative research into cutting-edge therapies for tumours that have not responded to currently available treatments.

CCC will partner with C17 Council and its C17 Research Network to administer the grants. As a national research organization representing leading pediatric oncology programs across Canada, the experts at the C17 know the priorities of children and their families that have been impacted by childhood cancer.

* Applications will include a full letter of intent with a 3 page research proposal.  Successful LOI will advance to the full grant application stage.  Applicants not funded in the funding round currently in progress will be able to submit to this upcoming competition.

JOB POSTING: Clinical Research Associate at BC Children’s (Research Asst/Tech 3; closing date Sept-30)

For a full job posting and details of duties, please see the posting at

The BC Children’s Hospital Division of Hematology/Oncology/Bone Marrow Transplant (Hem/Onc/BMT) and the Child and Family Research Institute, is looking for a Clinical Research Associate (Research Tech 3). The Research Technician (RT3) will report directly to the Clinical Trials Unit Manager (CTU Manager) who is under the supervision of the Division head and Research Director, respectively. The incumbent will also report to and receive direction from the Principal Investigator of each assigned project.

Work Performed: To coordinate clinical research protocols, including but not limited to Phases I, II and III chemotherapy studies, hematology studies, bone marrow transplant studies, supportive care studies and ancillary studies for Childhood Cancer and Blood Research.

  • Ensuring adherence to and maintenance of protocols
  • Maintaining protocols and associated documents to ensure they are up-to date
  • Responsible for the day-to-day operation of multi-site investigator initiated project
    Working closely with the clinical research staff
  • Identifying potential study participants
  • Reviewing and confirming eligibility criteria
  • Registration of patients on clinical studies
  • Creation of study specific documents
  • Accurate and timely completion and submission of paper and electronic data capture forms
  • Creating and maintaining research charts on registered subjects
  • Reporting adverse drug reactions in consultation with physician and in accordance with protocol-specific guidelines
  • Procuring and safely shipping as well as maintaining accurate documentation of study specimens from various sources according to protocol guidelines and federal regulations
  • Acting as liaison with health care team and laboratory team, both on-site and outside the institution, for project management and information exchange regarding clinical studies
  • Performing data entry and managing research databases with accuracy
  • Preparing and participating in audits and study monitoring visits from various regulatory bodies
  • Attending conferences and meetings, possibly involving travel
    Timely completion of required regulatory certificates and tutorials
  • Maintaining clinical research education and regulatory certifications
  • Providing back-up for other team members while sick or on holidays
  • If not already obtained, the division will support training for clinical research professional certification through the Society of Clinical Research Associates
  • Performing other related tasks and projects as deemed necessary

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the C17 Next Generation of Early Phase Trials: Moving the Bar in Pediatric Oncology workshop (04-Nov- 2017, pre-session meeting at CCRA conference in Vancouver)


C17 “Next Generation of Early Phase Trials: Moving the Bar in Pediatric Oncology” educational workshop will be held on Saturday, 4 November 2017 in Vancouver, BC. The workshop is in response to the C17 DVL needs assessment that was completed last year; members from all C17 DVL sites and PROFYLE clinical site leads are encouraged to attend.

The workshop is a full day, pre-session workshop at the CCRA Canadian Cancer Research Conference. We hope that most attendees at our workshop will take the opportunity to attend the full conference as well.

The workshop will be designed to educate investigators on traditional models of early phase trials as well as newer approaches to drug development. We will also cover regulatory, ethical, advocacy and access aspects of early phase trials. The workshop will proved education, discussions, panels and time for questions.

Travel and accommodation booking information will be emailed to you upon completion of the registration.



DUE NEXT WEEK ⇒ Registration for the C17 Operating and Ewing Sarcoma Grant Competition are due 08-Sep-17, 4 pm MDT. [Grants due 29-Sep-17]

The short registration form for the C17 Operating and Ewing Sarcoma Grant Competitions is due NEXT WEEK on 08-Sep-17 at 4 pm MDT (Edmonton). Early submission appreciated.

All applicants who submit a registration by the due date will automatically advance to the grant application stage. Grants are due on 29-Sep-17 (4 pm MDT).

Miss the original call?  You can find the call and forms at: