A New Caregiving Year, A Local Research Chair Is Recognized Worldwide, Get Involved, Spotlight on Dre Stakiw, and so much more!
Starting a New Caregiving Year
Martine Elias, Executive Director
"Being a caregiver isn’t something taught in school or learned via self-help videos. It’s something we learn “on the job”. It’s both disruptive and sometimes difficult but is something we do because of our love for the people we care for, be it a parent, partner, child or friend."
As per Dr LeBlanc, without a doubt the “Chair provides us the financial means to establish a research structure that is both stable and viable and allows us to accomplish innovative and independent research required for progress.”
We invite you to try Myeloma Canada’s clinical trial personalized search tool! This simplified user-friendly tool allows you to receive email alerts on upcoming trials based on the stage of your disease, your place of residence and the clinical trial phase you are interested in.
Dr Stakiw is currently involved in new clinical trials and is the primary investigator for the MCRN 009 or Meewasin Trial, a Myeloma Canada Research Network’s (MCRN) clinical trial. This trial is named after the Meewasin River Valley on the Saskatchewan River which runs through her hometown of Saskatoon. She chose the name because of her ties to Saskatoon and thinks this part of the city, “makes Saskatoon beautiful.”
Debbie Basevitz, a retired nurse and caregiver of a myeloma patient, initiated a peer-to-peer program for patients and caregivers. The program is intended to provide practical advice, and help you navigate the Canadian healthcare system.
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