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Kids after cancer

Many cancer patients don’t think about the importance of preserving their fertility, before they start treatment. An RCN-funded is working to change that. Learn more.

Medical cannabis for cancer patients

An RCN-funded project looks at ways to integrate medical cannabis into clinical practice and help patients better manage their symptoms.

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Fast track for asbestos-related cancer

The RCN funded a comprehensive program to provide patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma faster treatment and better supportive care. Learn more. 

Fit to fight fatique

An RCN-funded research project looks at ways to  get patients to start and sustain a good fitness level -- one of the keys to reducing fatigue after cancer treatments

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Improving emergency care for cancer patients

Did you know that over half of emergency department visits by cancer patients could be avoided? A new RCN-funded initiative is offering telephone support with a trained nurse to advise patients about their chemotherapy side effects.

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Shaping the discussion on cancer care in Canada

RCN executives were among the thought leaders who participated in the  Canadian Partnership Against Cancer's first annual conference. Find out how we are working to develop new solutions to the challenges cancer networks are facing across the country.  

Talking to kids about cancer

Discussing a cancer diagnosis with a young person is tough. A recent RCN project made online modules more accessible to health care professionals and family members to help them understand how children perceive cancer and how best to discuss it. Learn more. 

The RCN: A groundbreaking collaboration

McGill and its teaching hospitals have united to improve the patient experience, increase survival rates and reduce the burden of care for cancer patients.

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What do patients think?

We asked cancer patients to rate their experience at diagnosis and during treatment. Find out what they had to say in our latest report.


Patient Resources

Discover our latest videos about Fertility Preservation, and other resources covering Symptom Management, Radiotherapy, Breast Cancer and more.


Who we are

A partnership of McGill's Faculty of Medicine, St. Mary’s Hospital, the Jewish General Hospital and the McGill University Health Centre, the RCN's mission is to improve cancer care quality and patient satisfaction. 


In memoriam

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Laurie Hendren, one of the most passionate patient representatives on the RCN Quality Council.  Read more.




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