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Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

Posted: Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:17 am
by elise
We had slivers of sunshine through massive rain! Good 'nuf!

Happy Canada Day!

Dual virus clinical trial : to treat CRC !

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2015 3:12 pm
by CRguy
Canuck Head's UP !

There is a new clinical trial being run through a few Canadian sites, which has been detailed in another topic HERE

The actual trial listing is here

Cheers all
CR

Cancer survivorship program @ BCCA

Posted: Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:14 pm
by CRguy
Just announced : A New Chair in Cancer Survivorship for British Columbians
This partnership will mean enhancements for B.C.’s cancer survivors. Dr. Peacock will lead a coordinated research effort that aims to enhance the experience and health of individuals who are entering or transitioning out of cancer care.

We'll keep an eye on this for sure !

Cheers all
CRguy

Colon Cancer Companion book

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:50 am
by CRguy
I have not spent a lotta time at Colon Cancer Canada but just reviewed their updated website and found a reference which could be a great benefit... especially to someone just starting to get into the nitty gritty of a CRC diagnosis.

It is an information book with itemized pages for journalizing treatment information, appointments, test results etc.

Available as hardcopy thru the site or as a free download, if anyone is interested
My Colon Cancer Companion

and while it addresses the Canadian patient, the overall format would be useful for anyone, including caregivers.

Best wishes
CRguy

Re: Colon Cancer Companion book

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:41 pm
by JJ2212
CRguy wrote:
Available as hardcopy thru the site or as a free download, if anyone is interested
My Colon Cancer Companion


Thanks CRguy. I wished I'd had something like this when I was diagnosed. It recaps a lot of the information you get from various sources and seems very good to get you started on the path.

Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:26 pm
by CRguy
I agree ... it puts all the info and "thought processes" into a neat framework which can then be expanded and modified as needed.
It kind of lays out a set of guideposts for someone who has no idea "where they are headed"...
BUTT then ... who among us really knows that anyway, sometimes :?: :mrgreen:

Cheers
CRguy

POG program clinical trial info

Posted: Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:53 pm
by CRguy
Have not updated any POG info here lately but just wanted to link the latest clinical trial info for BC folks

Responsible Party: British Columbia Cancer Agency
Study First Received: June 2, 2014
Last Updated: October 29, 2015
https://clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT02155621

and a recent program update from the BCCA itself : http://www.bcgsc.ca/project/pog

Cheers all
CRguy

Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 2:35 pm
by Steph20021
A Vancouver biotech company is currently offering the first 1500 people free gene testing with its new cancer genome test. It started taking applications this week. It's open to all Canadians not just BC. You can't be currently NED, they are hoping to assist those who are about to start treatment or need to switch treatment. Company returned my call within 24 hours. When it eventually becomes available to the public it will cost us about $1,000 to have it done. The woman I spoke to said its the largest scale this has been done here. It's not limited to just Crc folks. Check out the website of Contextual Genomics http://contextualgenomics.com for more info on the application etc.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/vancouver- ... -1.2815797

Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

Posted: Sat Mar 19, 2016 7:53 pm
by CRguy
GREAT find Steph !!!!!
Thanks for the info
We've had newsbites around here (BCCA / Vancouver / news feeds) about "some" genome testing / protocols / packages etc.
..... BUTT this is the first full scale rollout of what we need to see MORE OF !!!!!

Oh BTW did I say I am really liking this :
02/16- cea 2.4, normal ct

Cheers, Harmony and many more "normals" coming your way !
CR

Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 1:39 pm
by Steph20021
CRguy wrote:GREAT find Steph !!!!!
Thanks for the info
We've had newsbites around here (BCCA / Vancouver / news feeds) about "some" genome testing / protocols / packages etc.
..... BUTT this is the first full scale rollout of what we need to see MORE OF !!!!!

Oh BTW did I say I am really liking this :
02/16- cea 2.4, normal ct

Cheers, Harmony and many more "normals" coming your way !
CR


Thank you CR!!! I am pretty pleased with my current health state as of late too :)

Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

Posted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:35 pm
by CRguy
A new promo campaign from Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

http://endangeredbutts.ca/

I've seen the butt / cleavage juxtaposition used before BUTT the body painting / butt crack is a new one !!!

Well done, and while the polar bears are cool, I am digging the Tiger !

Cheers All
CR

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Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

Posted: Sun Apr 03, 2016 9:53 am
by Frenchie's Wife
I had to look at the tiger a few times to take in everything. It would take a lot of courage to walk around like that.

Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:35 am
by squak
Thank you, Steph!

What a great sounding initiative by Contextual Genomics and the Canadian National Access Program Cancer Genomics Test, especially as it may be free (albeit for only the first 1,500)! :o

I have just sent off a note to my oncology team asking them to take a look and see if they can refer me if I qualify. With no treatments started yet, I really believe I could benefit from such a service..

As a fairly new arrival to both - actually having CRC DX and The Colon Club - I am so grateful for all the resources accessible through this platform and forum here. Thank you for sharing, and congrats on your recent and positive news! I already feel better about the journey ahead, having you all as a community to travel with!

Needless to say, I am digging the tiger too! :lol:

HAPPY CANADA DAY !

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 9:44 am
by CRguy
Wishing all a Happy Canad 'eh ... EH !!! :mrgreen:

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Cheers and Harmony
CRguy

Re: Calling ALL Colorectal CANUCKS !

Posted: Fri Jul 01, 2016 10:00 am
by DarknessEmbraced
Happy Canada Day everyone!