Helpful Websites

Canadian Sites
This website includes information about all Canadian clinical trials. Cancer View Canada is an initiative of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) in collaboration with a network of regional and national partners. Cancer View Canada connects Canadians to online services, information and resources for cancer control, resources for cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and supportive, palliative and end-of-life care.
Wellspring is an innovative network of centres providing high-quality cancer support, education and coping skills to individuals, and families in Canada. Wellspring offers programs free of charge to those who are coping with cancer of any type and stage. These include individual and group support, coping skills, therapies and educational workshops.
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of quality of life of people living with cancer. They offer support and information for individuals, caregivers, family and friends.
The Save Your Skin Foundation is based in Vancouver, B.C. and is dedicated to raise funds for education, awareness, emotional and finacial support for those dealing with skin cancer and melanoma.
The David Cornfield Fund’s mission is to reduce the incidence, via prevention and early self-detection of melanoma as well as, improve the prognosis of melanoma via education

Skin Deep
A Report Card on Dermatological Care and Treatment in Canada – 2012
The Canadian Cancer Trials website is the country’s first national, bilingual resource for finding cancer-related clinical trials.
The purpose of this site is to link people in Canada with dysfunctional lymphatic systems with health care professionals and support groups in their communities and around the world. Through this site they keep you informed of some of the latest developments in scientific research and treatment in
this area.
Founded in 1925, the Canadian Dermatology Association represents Canadian dermatologists. The association exists to advance the science and art of medicine and surgery related to the care of the skin; provide continuing medical education for its members; support and advance patient care; offer public education on sun protection and other aspects of skin care; and promote a lifetime of healthy skin, hair and nails.
The Government of Canada offers a variety of services and financial benefits to assist people with disabilities, including patients living with cancer, and their families. Service Canada has compiled a list to help you find benefits that may be right for you.

Prescription Drug Coverage in Canada
Most Canadians have access to reimbursement for prescription medications through private insurance plans (third-party insurance), the provincial / territorial drug benefit programs or federal programs for certain groups. This site provides information on these programs and provides links to important pages of their websites.
InnoviCares is a free patient benefit program that provides financial coverage on many medications and healthcare products, enabling patients to gain access to, or remain on the medication and therapies as prescribed by their physician. For many products innoviCares pays up to the difference in cost between a brand drug and the generic alternative, allowing patients to receive brand medication at at little or no cost over the generic alternatives.

Pathology Sites
While you may never meet your pathologist these doctors are key to your diagnosis, care and recovery. Find out more about what they do.
Pathology Awareness Australia is a group that represents interests across the entire field of pathology in Australia. We are conducting the Know Pathology, Know Healthcare campaign on behalf of public pathology laboratories, private pathology companies, pathology professionals and manufacturers and suppliers to industry.
Find out more about pathology and its role in modern healthcare as well as information about public engagement events.

International Sites
This site provides easy-to-understand information about clinical trials going on around the world – many of them in Canada – and includes full text publications and links to many other relevant sites. Information is tailored for patients or for health professionals.
Global Angel Charity Organization is a non – profit organization of medical and aviation experts dedicated to assisting those inflicted by illness and injury with medical transportation between Canadian provinces and Internationally.
This site provides easy-to-understand information about clinical trials going on around the world – many of them in Canada – and includes full text publications and links to many other relevant sites. Information is tailored for patients or for health professionals.
The Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) is the largest independent, national organization devoted to melanoma in the United States. Committed to the support of medical research in finding effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma, the MRF also educates patients and physicians about prevention, diagnosis and the treatment of melanoma.
Established in 2003, the Melanoma International Foundation (MIF) is a non-profit organization created to provide the guidance and support for those diagnosed with melanoma. MIF serves the community at large, nationally and internationally as a valuable resource. MIF also has a special focus on navigating patients to clinical trials.
UV Skinz offers fun and fashionable protective sunwear for infants, kids and adults. UV Skinz’ UPF 50+ sun protection clothing blocks out 98% of the sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays.