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Save Our Cancer Centre

Posted January 27th, 2015

SAVE OUR CCC (Calgary Cancer Centre)

!ATTENTION ALL CANCER SURVIVORS, FAMILY SUPPORTERS, CARE WORKERS AND THE CALGARY COMMUNITY!

After 2 previously promised Cancer Centre projects, millions of dollars in consultation, and thousands of hours of time, the Calgary Cancer Centre (CCC) is being cancelled for the third time.

DID YOU KNOW that almost 50% of us will be diagnosed with cancer and 25% of us will die from this horrific disease?

We need your help to send a strong message to our Government and AHS that the CCC is the NUMBER ONE PROVINCIAL CAPITAL PRIORITY.

We recognize that the economy has changed but given previous delays, the situation is now dire.

This project was originally promised in 2005, and the plan underway would have the Cancer Centre built by 2020. Further delays will cost lives, quality of care and critical resourcing necessary for cancer survival.

Join us on Wednesday, January 28th at 12:00 NOON at McDougall Centre Calgary (455 6 St SW), to demonstrate a strong show of support and collaboration.

Invite your friends, colleagues and bring your Calgary spirit in our quest to support critical projects that matter to Calgarians and Southern Alberta!

Signed,

C5 – Concerned Citizens for the Calgary Cancer Centre

Julia Rowland’s Presentation on Survivorship

Posted January 19th, 2015

Hello All,

For those of you who missed Julia Rowland’s talk on Survivorship at the Tom Baker Cancer Centre on December 8, 2014, please watch the link below:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0319Sh3wA0 

Here’s a bit more on Julia.

Julia Rowland, PhD

Picture of Julia Rowland, PhD.

Director, Office of Cancer Survivorship

Julia H. Rowland, PhD, Director, Office of Cancer Survivorship

Julia Rowland, PhD, was appointed director of NCI’s Office of Cancer Survivorship in September 1999. Before coming to DCCPS, she was the founding director of the Psycho-oncology Program at the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University (1990- 1999). Prior to that, she trained and worked for 13 years in psycho-oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC). Dr. Rowland received her PhD in developmental psychology from Columbia University in 1984 and was one of the first two post-doctoral fellows at MSKCC to receive NIH-supported training in the then newly-emergent field of psychosocial oncology. While at MSKCC, where she held joint appointments in pediatrics and neurology, Dr. Rowland helped establish and was the first director of the Post-treatment Resource Program.

Her research has focused on both pediatric and adult cancer survivorship. She has published extensively on women’s reactions to breast cancer, as well as on the roles of coping, social support, and developmental stage in a patient’s adaptation to cancer. She coedited the groundbreaking text, Handbook of Psychooncology: Psychological Care of the Patient with Cancer (1989), and is the author of more than 75 scientific articles, reviews, and book chapters. She is also a frequent speaker to both lay and professional audiences on issues related to quality of life and health after cancer.

Dr. Rowland is a member of several advisory boards, including that of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship and the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Her service on journal editorial boards includes being editor of the survivorship department for Cancer Investigation, and contributing editor for Breast Diseases: A Yearbook Quarterly. Since coming to NCI, Dr. Rowland has been awarded an NIH Plain Language Award and was appointed co-champion of NCI’s Extraordinary Opportunity in Cancer Survivorship.

Patterns of Health Behaviours of Survivors of Multiple Cancers

Posted January 17th, 2015

Hello, our research team is looking for participants for our study. This study aims to explore how different healthy lifestyle behaviours relate to one another in adults with a history of cancer. The second aim is to gain a better understanding of socio-demographic (i.e., sex, age, weight status, socioeconomic status), cancer-related (e.g., type, stage, time since diagnosis/treatment), and theory-based factors that relate to these behaviours in this population.

You are eligible to participate in this study if you:
-Are 18 years of age or older
-Can read and write in English
-Have been told by a doctor or other health professional at some point that you have cancer (this could have been recently or years ago)
-Have completed primary and systemic treatment for cancer
-Are willing to complete an online questionnaire that will take approximately 20-30 minutes

Please click on the link provided below to find out more about this study.

https://qualtricsus2.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5bf62LSgALDHR09
** If you are not re-directed to the survey site, please cut and paste the link into your web browser**

Thanks,

Amanda Wurz

Phone. 613-562-5800 ext 3626.
Email. amanda.wurz@uottawa.ca

Connecting Alberta cancer survivors with the resources they need to make the rest of their life the best of their life