About This Webinar
Length: 13 mins

Overview: Dr Earle answers commonly asked questions about COVID-19 and cancer. For instance, are people with certain cancers at a higher risk for contracting COVID-19 and what can they do to reduce their risk? What should people with cancer do if their treatment is delayed? Dr Earle will answer these questions and more in this webinar.

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Resources from the Canadian Cancer Society

The Canadian Cancer Society is continuing to provide programs for people with cancer and caregivers that can be helpful if you are staying close to home or dealing with feelings of anxiety or isolation.

• Cancer Information Service is our national, toll-free helpline for people with cancer, caregivers, families and friends, the general public and healthcare professionals. Contact us or call us at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

• Extensive expert information is available on our website about cancer and COVID-19. www.cancer.ca

www.CancerConnection.ca is our online community where people with cancer and their loved ones can share their experiences and build supportive relationships.

• Smokers’ Helpline is available to help you or a loved one quit smoking. www.smokershelpline.ca

If you need help immediately, please contact:

• Crisis Services Canada, 1-833-456-4566 | www.crisisservicescanada.ca

• Kids Help Phone, 1-800-668-6868 | https://kidshelpphone.ca

• If it is an emergency, call 9-1-1.

The information in this webinar is for educational purposes only and does not replace the advice of your healthcare provider based on your individual situation. Experts are speaking on their own behalf and CCS assumes no responsibility for the completeness of the information presented.
Presenter
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    Dr Craig Earle
    Vice President of Cancer Control at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and a medical oncologist at Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto


    Dr Craig Earle is a medical oncologist and health services researcher, practicing at Sunnybrook’s Odette Cancer Centre in Toronto. He is Vice President of Cancer Control at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, a Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences, and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Earle originally trained and practiced in Ottawa, after which he spent 10 years from 1998 to 2008 in Boston at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. Between 2008 and 2017 he was Director of Health Services Research and Head of Clinical Translation at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research.