Welcome to the ELLICSR Blog

Written By Daniel Abrams

​Hello and welcome to the ELLICSR blog!  In this brand-new space we will be highlighting our program and events, as well as sharing facts, opinions, and conversations on topics sent in to us by cancer survivors, their caregivers, and their families.

If you haven’t already heard, ELLICSR is a health, wellness, and cancer survivorship centre at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre with the mission of supporting cancer survivors through all stages of their journey. Our team includes doctors, nurses, social workers, researchers, and most importantly cancer survivors themselves. This blog is one of the ways we plan to take ELLICSR’s mission online, providing an opportunity for people whose lives have been touched by cancer to connect directly with our dedicated ELLICSR staff. It will also be a chance for us to bring helpful news and resources right to your home computer screen. 

Some of the topics you can expect to see soon include a series from our in-house chef and dietitian team, showing you how to cook delicious and nutritious meals both during and after cancer treatment. We’ll give you our take on the latest developments in cancer science that you may have seen in the news, and highlight groups, events, and resources that support cancer survivors in the community. This blog will also feature profiles, interviews, and real-life stories from cancer survivors like you as well as their caregivers and supporters.

Most importantly, this blog is for you! This space is meant to be useful and practical, and we are eager to hear what topics you would like to see us cover. We are asking for all of your questions, issues, and frustrations with your cancer experience so that we can do our best to address them in upcoming posts. We also want to hear about your successes and words of wisdom for other survivors, and will be looking to feature your stories of survivorship right here on the blog! You can send all of your ideas to us by email at ellicsrblog@rmp.uhn.ca, or tweet them to @ELLICSR on Twitter.

Thanks and stay tuned for our next post!