Webinars for people with cancer and caregivers

The COVID-19 and cancer webinar series offers support and information to people with cancer and their caregivers, family and friends. Each webinar is presented by an expert speaker and addresses a central question about managing cancer needs during this time of COVID-19. For more details, check out the individual webinars below.


COVID-19 and cancer treatment

Launched June 1, 2020


Rebecca Ann C. Auer MD, MSc, FRCSC

Christopher Bredeson MD MSc FRCPC

Paul Wheatly-Price BSc, MBChB, FRCP (UK), MD

Jean-Marc Bourque MD, MScPH, FRCPC

Webinar overview: In this webinar, a panel of expert doctors answer common questions about the impact of COVID-19 on cancer treatment across Canada. For example, what is the status of clinical trials? When can loved ones accompany someone receiving treatment? And how will the healthcare system help if someone receiving treatment contracts COVID- 19?

Webinar Length: 45 Minutes

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Cancer and COVID-19: Staying safe

Launched May 13th, 2020

Presenter: The Honourable John Haggie MD FRCS

Presenter role: Minister of Health and Community Services - Newfoundland & Labrador

Webinar Overview: When social distancing restrictions ease, businesses and schools will begin to re-open, and healthcare professionals can begin re-scheduling postponed appointments. How can people with cancer stay safe and minimize their risk of COVID-19 during this transition?

Webinar Length: 21 Minutes

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Coping with cancer and COVID-19
Launched April 24, 2020

Presenter: Danielle VandeZande

Presenter role: Senior Manager, Peer Support, Canadian Cancer Society

Webinar overview: Intended for people with cancer and their loved ones, this webinar will share ways to navigate and manage the added sense of isolation, stress and uncertainty in the context of cancer, and COVID-19.

Webinar Length: 25 Minutes

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COVID-19 and cancer patients

Launched April 16, 2020

Presenter: Craig Earle,MD, MSc, FRCPC

Presenter role: Vice President of Cancer Control at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and a medical oncologist at Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto

Webinar overview: Dr Earle answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and cancer. For instance, are people with certain cancers at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and what can they do to reduce their risk? What should people with cancer do if their treatment is delayed? Dr Earle will answer these questions and more in this webinar.

Webinar Length: 13 Minutes

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The information in these webinars is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of a healthcare provider based on your individual situation. Experts are speaking on their own behalf and CCS assumes no responsibility for the completeness of the information presented.

For the most up-to-date information on the COVID-19 outbreak from
the Public Health Agency of Canada, visit canada.ca/coronavirus.