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September 9th, 2014

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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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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