Advocacy in the News

Advocacy on behalf of cancer patients and families is very important to me. I believe in supporting all members of the community and providing a voice to those who need it most.

Our opinions have been featured several times in the news with the goal of opening the dialogue on far-reaching issues. These opinions, of course, are influenced and shaped by the interactions with the public and patient partners – therefore, they are the real advocates.

Check out our latest advocacy activities below!

Sevtap Savas. CBC NL. “I’m a cancer scientist, and the state of our healthcare worries me”. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cancer-scientist-state-of-health-care-1.6661212 (Nov 26, 2022)

Sevtap Savas. CBC NL TV – News. “Radiation therapy staff shortage”. Interviewed by Jeremy Eaton, November 15, 2022. Also in “Flying to Toronto for cancer treatment because of staff shortage not an easy decision, says N.L. woman”, https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/cancer-care-toronto-reax-1.6652500 (Nov 16, 2022)

Sevtap Savas, Derrick Bishop, Jennifer Shea, Lisa Blundell, and Lynette Hillier. CBC Crosstalk. Host: Adam Walsh. “Public Conference on Cancer”. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-89-crosstalk/clip/15942137-cancer-the-science-lived-experience-layers-care October 13, 2022

Sevtap Savas and Jennifer Shea. CBC Newfoundland Morning Show. Host: Janice Gaudie. “Public Conference on Cancer”. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-31-labrador-morning/clip/15941818-joe-goudie-contract-talks-steelworkers-public-conference-cancer (starting around the 49th minute) October 12, 2022

Sevtap Savas. CBC St. John’s Morning Show. Host: Krissy Holmes. “Public Conference on Cancer”. October 12, 2022

Sevtap Savas. CBC Newfoundland Morning Show. Host: Bernice Hillier. “Public Conference on Cancer”. https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-210-cbc-newfoundland-morning/clip/15941860-everyone-knows-something-help-public-conference-cancer. October 12, 2022

Sevtap Savas. The Open Line, VOCM. Host: Paddy Daly. “Public Conference on Cancer”. https://soundcloud.com/vocm/openline-thursday-oct-6th-1?in=vocm/sets/vocm-openline (starting around the 37th min – ~10 min). October 6, 2022

Sevtap Savas, Holly Etchegary, Teri Stuckless, Alicia Follett, Cindy Whitten; John King, Darrell Peddle, Derrick Bishop and other community members of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research.   Commentary: “What is it like to live with cancer in Newfoundland and Labrador?” Telegram. September 27, 2022.

Sevtap Savas, Holly Etchegary, Teri Stuckless, Alicia Follett, Cindy Whitten; John King, Darrell Peddle, Derrick Bishop and other community members of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research.    “Exchange of Knowledge: Public interest group working to bridge cancer knowledge gap” Sept 21, 2022. Editor: Mandy Cook

Sevtap Savas. The Wahl Show – VOCM. Host: Dr. Mike Wahl “Public Conference on Cancer”. Sept 15th, 2022 (starting at around the 20th minute)

Sevtap Savas, Etchegary H, Stuckless T, Follett A, Whitten C, John King, Darrell Peddle, P. Eng., Derrick Bishop, and other community members of the Public Interest Group on Cancer Research. Free Public Conference on Cancer for the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador”. NLSUPPORT Newsletter, NL, Canada, September 2022.

Sevtap Savas, Namiko Sakamoto, Derrick Bishop, and Jason Wiseman. The CBC CrossTalk; interview by Bernice Hillier. “Public Interest Group on Cancer Research” June 16, 2022 (starting around 16th min)

Sevtap Savas and Janine Cutting. The Wahl Show – VOCM;  Interview by Dr. Mike Wahl “Public Interest Group On Cancer Research & Cancer Rates in the Province”  June 2, 2022

Sevtap Savas – CBC guest column “As the pandemic drags on, we cannot afford delays in cancer treatment“- April 30, 2022

Sevtap Savas and Deanne Roy. Interview by Ramraajh Sharvendiran – CBC Morning – St. John’s; “Action needed to address negative effects of COVID-19 on cancer patients in Newfoundland and Labrador April 21, 2022

Sevtap Savas, Holly Etchegary, Cindy Whitten, John King, Jason Wiseman, Deanne Roy, Darrell Peddle, and Derrick Bishop – Telegram LETTER: Action needed to address negative effects of COVID-19 on cancer patients in Newfoundland and Labrador – April 14, 2022

Sevtap Savas, Holly Etchegary, Teri Stuckless, Rebecca Roome, and Doug Smith. Gazette – Unprecedented resource: Cancer patients directly informing work of public research group– July 27, 2021

 

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