Lisa Machado

Lisa Machado is the founder of the Canadian CML Network (, a national patient support organization based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She has been living with chronic myeloid leukemia since 2008. She can be reached at

Power to the Patients

September 06, 2019

Real-time access to test results and doctors’ reports is putting control over health into the hands of patients.

A Healthy Debate Over Universal Pharmacy Care in Canada

September 04, 2019

A government advisory council has proposed a plan to institute universal pharmacy care, eliciting a variety of opinions from stakeholders. Here’s what it recommends.

Moving MPNs Forward

January 10, 2019

The 2018 MPN Champion Awards celebrate Canadian patients, caregivers and supporters.

Advances and Access

January 09, 2019

Patients with CLL can benefit from improved treatment options, but some are waiting for equal opportunity to testing and drugs.

A Brighter Future for Blood Cancers

January 07, 2019

Toronto’s Jeff Lipton, PhD, MD, FRCPC, shares his thoughts on the outlook for blood cancers.

Changing With the Times

January 07, 2019

A clinic in Newfoundland offers survivors help to move forward.

Harnessing the Power of Patients

January 04, 2019

The Canadian Blood and Marrow Transplant patient group uses community to improve the lives of transplant survivors.

Three Ways to Move Forward After a Cancer Diagnosis

September 11, 2017

Emotional care - just like life-saving treatment - is critical to survival.

Surviving the Aftereffects of Cancer

August 17, 2017

It's time to start paying attention to what comes after cancer treatment.

Mastering the Art of Living Uncertainly With Cancer

January 18, 2017

Certainty takes on a whole new meaning when you are living with cancer.

Patient-Centered Cancer Care: The Time Is Now

September 13, 2016

We know that patients do better when they are involved in their care. So why isn't it happening?

Me and the Resident: What Happens When You Meet an Oncologist in Training?

August 01, 2016

What happens when you meet an oncologist in training?

Grudge Match: My Journey With Chronic Myeloid Leukemia

January 20, 2016

Why does a cancer diagnosis always come down to being a winner or a loser?