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Patients, advocates push for law to keep genetic test results private

Apr 08, 2016

A Senate bill aimed at keeping the results of people’s genetic tests private passed a big hurdle this week.

Bill S-201, which was at second reading, was referred to the Senate’s human rights committee.

Genetic test use by insurance firms discouraged by privacy watchdog Angelina Jolie reveals preventive cancer surgery to remove ovaries News that the bill has moved one step closer to a third and final reading is welcome news to Vidalia Botelho.

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Upcoming Event


2nd Annual Bum Run

Sunday April 24, 2016

On Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada (CCAC) will be once again taking part in its second annual BUM RUN, a 5 km walk/run event to raise awareness of colorectal cancer – which is the second leading cause of cancer death in Canada. BUM RUN was founded by Dr. Ian Bookman, a gastroenterologist in Toronto who shares the CCAC’s passion of raising awareness of colorectal cancer screening. This event is intended for all ages and fitness levels, so it’s a great opportunity to plan a family day or a group of friends, while raising much needed funds for the CCAC.

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