Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is a national non profit, charitable organization, which provides information, education and support to patients and caregivers. 100% of the funds donated support education, awareness and research grants. 

 

Calendar

Important Dates 

Feb. 4th, 2013 ~ Support Group ~ Dr. Daniel Rayson

Mar. 4th, 2014 ~ Support Group ~ Health Basket ~ Health Foods that fight cancer.

April 1st, 2014~ Support Group 

May 6th, 2014 ~ Support Group

June 7th, 2014 ~ Support Group 

Sept. 2nd, 2014 ~ Support Group

Sept. 27th, 2014 ~ Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Walk/Run/Bike

Oct. 7th, 2014 ~ Support Group

Nov. 4th, 2014 ~ Support Group

November 2014 ~ Pancreatic Cancer Awareness

Dec. 2nd, 2014 ~ Support Group

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Recent Video

Support Group Guest Speakers:

Dr. Scott Hurton on Pancreatic Cancer care research in Nova Scotia:

Debbie Matheson on being a caregiver:

Dr. Mark Walsh on Pancreatic Cancer "How are we doing and where are we going?"

Celine Burlock on how to find peace:

Roy Ellis talks about grief and loss:

Rob Rutledge talks about the mind-body-spirit connection:

Timothy Walker talks about Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction:

Dr. Colin MacLeod talks about naturopathic medicine and cancer:

Dr. Daniel Rayson talks about pancreatic cancer:

Reverend David McGinley talks about spirituality and cancer:


Tuesday
Apr012014

Support Group Cancelled for Tonight.

Due to poor weather and road conditions our Pancreatic Cancer Support Group has been cancelled. We will update our website when we have rescheduled our guest speakers.

Our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause, but we wanted to ensure the safey of all.

An update will be posted soon.

Sincerely,
Stefanie Condon-Oldreive

 

Wednesday
Mar262014

The Colleen Elliott Award Winner: Scott Hurton

Established in 2011, the Colleen Elliott Award was created to honour excellence in cancer research training and is awarded to a research trainee who demonstrates the greatest promise and potential for excellence in cancer research.

The work of this year's recipient, Scott Hurton, addresses the model of care for patients with pancreatic cancer, with the ultimate goal to improve patient outcomes. His study examines the outcomes of patients affected by all stages of pancreatic cancer.

This provides an opportunity to make a significant contribution to understanding how pancreatic cancer patients are treated in Nova Scotia. The outcomes of Scott’s project will provide an invaluable contribution to advance the quality of care of pancreatic cancer in Canada.

Scott Hurton's research has been funded by Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Sociey and Beatrice Hunter in a joint partnership. We are so proud of Scott's success!

Wednesday
Mar262014

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS - Dr. Moamen Bydoun Speaks About Genetics, Tumours, Treatment ~ April 1st

Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is pleased to have PhD candidate, Moamen Bydoun speak at our support group on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at the Lodge that Gives, 5826 South Street, Halifax.

Mr. Bydoun is a PhD candidate (Dept. of Pathology) at Dalhousie University and is completing research in the field of pancreatic cancer at Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute.

Please join us in welcoming Mr. Bydoun as he explains his research and learn the latest findings in pancreatic cancer research.
Mr. Bydoun research is specifically studying how genetic differences between individual pancreatic tumors may dictate the choice and response to treatment.

Patients, caregivers, and/or individuals who want to learn more about pancreatic cancer will find the information session both informative and valuable.
Hope to see you on the first of April!

Saturday
Jan252014

Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon ~ Join the Charity Challenge! Free Registration! 

"The Scotiabank Blue Nose Marathon is the largest marathon weekend east of Ottawa, with almost 15,000 runners and walkers expected in 2014 as we celebrate achieving our 11th year running.
Our goal from day one was to make this event all-inclusive for people of all levels and abilities. There are five running and walking categories, including a full marathon, half marathon, 10k run, 5k and a youth run. And we treat everyone, from the participants to the spectators and sponsors, like superstars.

The Scotiabank Charity Challenge has also become a significant fundraising event in our community. Over $1.9 million has been raised in the first 5 years. To register click here! "

Last year the Charity Challenge raised over $8,000.00! We hope to match this fundraising success for the second year in a row, but we need your support! REGISTER NOW!

If you wish to recieve the PIN Code to register for free contact stefanie@craigscause.ca

Monday
Dec232013

Cancer Research Training Program Successful Candidates!

Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society is proud to announce that Moamen Bydoun (supervisor, Dr. David Waisman) and Dr. Scott Hurton (supervisor, Dr. Michele Molinari) have each been awarded a Cancer Research Training Program award, from the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute with funds provided by Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society. Both awards are presented with great enthusiasm as both applicants placed in the top 5 of the graduate student applications. This is the first time that Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society has funded students and the first time that the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute has partnered with a society by way of matching funds. Both awards will commence January 1st, 2014 and we look forward to sharing the results of this promising research upon completion of the awards.

The Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute was created in 2009 to foster a more powerful and productive cancer research effort in Atlantic Canada.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute is a virtual institute that brings together a diverse community of cancer researchers in pursuit of a common goal: to save lives and ease the burden of cancer on individuals, families and society.

The Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute is taking these efforts even further. The institute provides a meeting place for researchers to share ideas and forge new collaborations, at Dalhousie University and across Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada and beyond. It will offer a key entry point for members of the public who want to learn more about cancer research in the region, for people seeking training and careers in cancer research, and for people who want to support cancer research.

The Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute aims to build a cancer research effort that:

  • · encompasses all aspects of cancer research
  • · transforms our understanding of cancer
  • · pioneers major improvements in cancer treatments and care
  • · discovers ways to detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages
  • · discovers ways to prevent cancer metastasis
  • · is known and respected around the world

More information about the recipients and their research can be located at the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Institute website.

 

Monday
Dec232013

Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute & Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society 

Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute and Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society are proud to announce that Moamen Bydoun (supervisor, Dr. David Waisman) and Dr. Scott Hurton (supervisor, Dr. Michele Molinari) have each been awarded a Cancer Research Training Program award, from the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute with funds provided by Craig’s Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society. Both awards are presented with great enthusiasm as both applicants placed in the top 5 of the graduate student applications. This is the first time that Craig's Cause Pancreatic Cancer Society has funded students and the first time that the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute has partnered with a society by way of matching funds. Both awards will commence January 1st, 2014 and we look forward to sharing the results of this promising research upon completion of the awards.

The Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute was created in 2009 to foster a more powerful and productive cancer research effort in Atlantic Canada.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute is a virtual institute that brings together a diverse community of cancer researchers in pursuit of a common goal: to save lives and ease the burden of cancer on individuals, families and society.

The Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute is taking these efforts even further. The institute provides a meeting place for researchers to share ideas and forge new collaborations, at Dalhousie University and across Nova Scotia, Atlantic Canada and beyond. It will offer a key entry point for members of the public who want to learn more about cancer research in the region, for people seeking training and careers in cancer research, and for people who want to support cancer research.

The Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute aims to build a cancer research effort that:

· encompasses all aspects of cancer research

· transforms our understanding of cancer

· pioneers major improvements in cancer treatments and care

· discovers ways to detect cancer in its earliest, most treatable stages

· discovers ways to prevent cancer metastasis

· is known and respected around the world

· is a leading force in cancer research in Canada.

More information about the recipients and their research can be located at the Beatrice Hunter Cancer Institute website. www.bhcri.ca