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Gut bacteria found to modulate response to cancer immunotherapy

Previous data have shown that certain species of intestinal bacteria not only help to regulate the immune function of the entire body, but also optimize the therapeutic effect of cancer immunotherapy drugs such as anti-PD-1/PD-L1 and anti-CTLA-4 drugs. The exact mechanism of how this works on the molecular level, however, has re...


Your Seasonal Guide to Cancer-Fighting Foods

As we transition into autumn, take a moment to appreciate the seasonal produce that’s available around you. When you give preference to in-season produce, you will: • Eat the best flavours the season has to offer • Eat the freshest and most nutritious produce. Local produce travels shorter distances to arrive at your table, ...


Psychosocial support for patients with cancer during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented countless new challenges in cancer care. As healthcare providers strive to treat patients as effectively as possible while minimizing their risk of infection, there are also important psychosocial needs of the moment to take into consideration. Psychosocial care is a whole-person approach to ...



The COVID-19 pandemic situation is constantly evolving. Canada is slowly reopening, with many cities and municipalities enforcing mask requirements and social bubbles to reduce the ongoing spread. Colorectal Cancer Canada (CCC) aims to support colorectal cancer patients, family/friends and caregivers through this constantly evol...


CRC with peritoneal metastases: CRS-HIPEC refinements

Results of several new studies provide important perspectives on the use of hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC), a specialized treatment for cancers that have spread to the inner lining of the abdomen (peritoneal metastases). HIPEC is typically used in combination with cytoreductive surgery (CRS), an approach that ...