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February 24th, 2015

Canada reports first-ever cancer stage data

Cover of reportFebruary 24, 2015 (Toronto) – For the first time, pan-Canadian stage data for the four most common cancers are being collected and reported in Canada, providing powerful information to plan care and predict outcomes.

The data can also help policymakers and others determine where best to focus efforts to reduce the burden of cancer, whether through screening and early detection or better access to improved …

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The Partnership celebrates World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day - CN Tower, TorontoOn World Cancer Day, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is hosting an invitational one-day event exploring innovations in the areas of cancer prevention, early detection, treatment and person-centred care.

Participants will hear from a variety of experts in the cancer control community, including Vice President of Cancer Control Dr. Heather Bryant and past Partnership chair and the current President of the Canadian branch of the International Network for Cancer Treatment and Research Dr. Simon Sutcliffe.…

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National poll shows cancer strategy a priority for Canadians

February 4, 2015 (Toronto) – Canadians overwhelmingly support a national strategy to reduce the burden of cancer, saying the plan should prioritize providing timely access to cancer treatments, timely and effective access to cancer screening and spreading the use of effective prevention techniques.

“Working together on a national cancer control plan is bringing us closer to a future where fewer Canadians are living with cancer,” said Shelly Jamieson, Chief Executive Officer at the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, which was set up by the federal government in 2007 to act as the steward of Canada’s national cancer control strategy. “Reducing the risk of cancer through prevention and early detection is a top priority for …

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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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