Blog by Dr. Savas

Public Conference on Cancer – select recordings & presentation materials

We are pleased to post select recorded talks and presentation slides that are used to exchange knowledge during the Public Conference on Cancer. Please click on the links below to access the presentation materials. Thank you for your interest! GEOFF EATON. Opening Remarks JASON WISEMAN. A brother’s tale HOLLY ETCHEGARY, PhD. Canada’s Strategy for Patient… Continue reading Public Conference on Cancer – select recordings & presentation materials

Guest blog: “The more I expand my knowledge the more I also understand that there is hope”

Pleased to introduce you to our first guest blogger, who wishes to remain anonymous but is happy to share their thoughts as someone affected by cancer. —————————————————————————————————————- Guest Blog Post – 1 September 2022, Newfoundland and Labrador Cancer has affected my family in so many different ways. I am fortunate enough to say I have… Continue reading Guest blog: “The more I expand my knowledge the more I also understand that there is hope”

Wordless Sunday

Sevtap Savas, PhD. July 17, 2022 St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Summer, nature & flowers

Please enjoy the gorgeous summer! Until next time, Sevtap Savas, PhD. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador

Excited for being appointed as a member of the Board of Canadian Association of Psycho-Social Oncology (CAPO)!

🙂 I am really very excited about this opportunity and being able to represent/advocate for cancer patients and families from across Canada, and represent our province, Newfoundland and Labrador, in this professional organization! CAPO focuses on promoting psychological and social care for cancer patients and families, in Canada and beyond. I have been a member… Continue reading Excited for being appointed as a member of the Board of Canadian Association of Psycho-Social Oncology (CAPO)!

Dissemination of the work of Public Interest Group on Cancer Research (Jan-May 2022)

We widely disseminate the work of this group for wider audience. For example: Key points: Cancer group puts patient, family perspectives and experiences in centre of conversation LETTER: Moving towards patient-directed quality care in oncology in N.L. We submitted a report to Eastern Health / Oncology/ Provincial Cancer Care Program leadership in Jan 2022. One conference… Continue reading Dissemination of the work of Public Interest Group on Cancer Research (Jan-May 2022)

What did the Public Interest Group on Cancer achieve in 2021?

One of the primary aims of this group has been to identify the needs and priorities of the cancer patients and families in the province, and then design research studies and public engagement activities to address these needs. In 2021, we efficiently identified the key priorities of patients and families in the province and are… Continue reading What did the Public Interest Group on Cancer achieve in 2021?

Who are the members of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research?

This group currently includes 12 public members affected by cancer, in addition to three investigators (Drs. Holly Etchegary, Cindy Whitten, and Sevtap Savas). We thank the previous members in 2021, Dr. Teri Stuckless, Dr. Farah McCrate, Rebecca Roome, Doug Smith, and two public members, for their contributions! Dr. Sevtap Savas (Investigator): Dr. Savas is a… Continue reading Who are the members of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research?

Creating the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research (2021)

We formed this group in 2021. We gratefully acknowledge funding by The Office of Public Engagement – Quick Start Fund that made this partnership possible! We also thank NLSUPPORT for supporting us. The Public Interest Group on Cancer Research is a meaningful partnership between scientists at Memorial University and a diverse group of members of the public (including cancer patients,… Continue reading Creating the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research (2021)

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