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July 3rd, 2014

Minister Ambrose launches Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation

Minister Ambrose launches advisory panel. From left: Shelly Jamieson, CEO, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer; Pamela Fralick, CEO, Canadian Cancer Society; Minister Ambrose, Chris Power, Advisory Panel Member and Board Chair, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

A new, federal advisory panel, chaired by Dr. David Naylor, will explore ways Canada can foster innovation to improve patient care and the sustainability of the health-care system. The panel will identify the five most promising areas of innovation in Canada and internationally that have the potential to reduce growth in health spending while improving the quality and accessibility of care, and offer recommendations on how the federal government can support them. Similar to the Partnership’s model, the work of the panel will be evidence-based, minimize duplication of effort, and respect jurisdictional roles.

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Chris Power elected Chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to announce the election of Chris Power as Chair, effective June 20, 2014.

Ms. Power joined the Partnership’s board in June 2009 and has served as Vice-Chair since June 2013. Earlier roles include Chair of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project Oversight Committee (May 2011-June 2012) and Chair of the Human Capital Committee (November 2012-present).

Ms. Power is President and CEO of Capital District Health Authority in Halifax. …

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Melanoma and other skin cancers on the rise in Canada

Canadian Cancer Society releases 2014 edition of Canadian Cancer Statistics

The 2014 edition of Canadian Cancer Statistics, released May 28 by the Canadian Cancer Society, provides updated estimates of the state of cancer in Canada with a special focus on skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer and one of the fastest rising types of cancer in Canada.…

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Innovative initiatives across Canada aim to improve cancer patients’ experience

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer announces $13 million in funding for partner organizations

April 16, 2014 (Toronto) – Every person who is living with cancer is unique, and so is that person’s cancer journey. The person-centred perspective in cancer care is driven by the needs, values and priorities of the person receiving the care.  The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to announce $13 million in funding to provinces, territories and cancer organizations across Canada that will focus on best practices that address patients’ needs and improve cancer care delivery. These 14 initiatives will build on the foundational work established during earlier work. Significant gains have been made as partner organisations across the country have examined best practices, established guidelines and identified innovative models of care for cancer survivors.…

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Report highlights the need for culturally safe cancer care in Inuit communities

Monday, April 14, 2014 – Although relatively unknown to past generations, cancer has become the second-highest cause of death in the Inuit population and is having a profound effect on patients, their families and communities. The incidence of cancer is rising and social determinants of health and behavioural factors interact in complex and individual ways to raise the risk of Inuit developing cancer. A new report released today examines cancer control for Inuit across Canada and provides a baseline against which progress can be measured over the coming years.…

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