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January 23rd, 2015

Lung cancer screening framework can help maximize benefits, reduce risks

Report cover for lung cancer screening frameworkFollowing new evidence that suggests screening via low-dose CT scans could help reduce lung cancer-related deaths in high-risk populations, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s pan-Canadian Lung Cancer Screening Initiative has developed the Lung Cancer Screening Framework for Canada to help interested provinces and territories design targeted early detection programs for high-risk populations.…

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The Partnership promotes greater integration of tobacco control and cancer control

National non-smoking week - DoctorDuring National Non-Smoking Week, January 18-25, Canadians are reminded of the dangers of tobacco use and encouraged to quit smoking. While there have been marked reductions in tobacco use in Canada over the past 40 years, smoking remains the number one cause of cancer and approximately 20 percent of Canadians continue to use tobacco on an occasional or regular basis.…

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Choosing Wisely rethinks unnecessary testing and treatment

Choosing WiselyChoosing Wisely Canada launched its second phase and released 61 new physicians’ recommendations, including the Canadian cancer list.  Choosing Wisely Canada is a campaign to help physicians and patients engage in healthy conversations about potentially unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures.…

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Report offers baseline to measure improvements in cancer control for Métis in Canada

Cover image of the Métis Cancer Control in Canada Baseline Report

9 September 2014 (Toronto) – A new report measuring baseline data for cancer control in the Métis population in Canada shows patients, their families and caregivers face common issues in cancer care, including challenges in access to care for rural and remote communities in relation to treatment centres; financial burden; lack of trust and confidence in the cancer care system; the need for emotional support for the patient and their family; and the need for preventative health and cancer awareness education at the community level.…

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Delivering as One: Annual Highlights 2013/14 presents recent achievements of Canada’s cancer strategy

Annual Highlights Report 2013/2014The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to present Delivering as One: Annual Highlights 2013/14, showcasing selected achievements from the Partnership’s recent work with partners throughout the cancer community. In 2013/14, the Partnership continued to make progress toward reducing the burden of cancer for Canadians and launched the remaining initiatives in our 2012-2017 strategic plan.…

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