Cancer Knowledge Network, Canada

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By, MassKickers

Cancer Knowledge Network (CKN) is owned by Multimed Inc., an international medical publishing and project development company, and publishers of Canada’s leading oncology journal, Current Oncology.  We initially created CKN in 2011 to address the gap between the medical and the patient/caregiver communities.  It quickly grew and took on a life of its own.  CKN now directly addresses many areas of the cancer world, including Young Adults, Integrative Therapy, Oncofertility, Music and Creative Therapies and Childhood Cancer.

Since the launch of CKN, Multimed Inc. has been encouraged by the positive response we’ve received from the cancer community.  CKN offers its readers a tangible, practical way of living with cancer, from beginning to end.  Credible, vetted, and relevant information is offered to viewers on every level of the cancer continuum.  Life experience in the cancer world tells us what our readers really need to know, and business experience tells us how to deliver it.  We don’t shy away from the difficult topics; we embrace them as integral parts of living with cancer.  Whether our viewers are newly diagnosed, long term survivors, caregivers or oncology professionals, CKN provides the navigation system through which they can find their way.  Our editorial focus concentrates on a single goal: framing every resource on the website so that our audience can apply it to improve their day to day living.  This content speaks to the one overwhelming desire of this audience – to get on with the fight.

In January 2014 we launched the first ever Canada wide Oncofertility Referral Network.  Oncofertility has emerged as a new interdisciplinary approach to address the reproductive future of young men, women, and children facing a life-preserving but fertility-threatening cancer diagnosis. The CKN Oncofertility Referral Network is a nationwide platform that links patients, physicians and fertility clinics to ensure time-sensitive needs are met in providing fertility options for young cancer patients as they embark on treatment.  This network has created a multidisciplinary dialogue between patients and their medical team about fertility sparing options, offering accessible educational information and resources alongside a timely, efficient referral system to fertility specialists.  Our mission is to end the era of cancer patients moving through treatment, unaware of the effects on their fertility until it’s too late.  We know better – so now it’s time to do better.

Later this year we will be launching our first ebook “Knock Out Cancer” for young adults in the global cancer community.  With top notch professionals writing the content and interactive music and videos infused throughout, we aim to empower young adults to create hope through connections.  We’ll take on subjects like sex, emotions, fertility, finances, end of life, metastatic disease, parenting and more.  Stay tuned and send us an email if you’d like to get involved.

One of the most common questions patients ask after starting cancer treatment is how to treat the various skin conditions that go along with the harsh effects of treatment.  The medical oncology team is at a loss as to how to help their patients’ skin problems because currently there is no standard of care in the medical system across North America.  In light of this demand, we’ve partnered with Oncology Esthetics to develop the Save Your Skin Project to meet this need in the cancer community.  The development of this project would synthesize CKN’s digital marketing platform and OE’s dedicated research team and proven educational track record to provide practical information to the cancer community.  This project is an example of how CKN helps those touched by cancer on a daily basis.

These are a few of the projects we have on the go so stay tuned!!  We hope to become the place you go to feel connected and informed.  If you have any questions or comments please email