Media Releases

Media Releases

December 17th, 2012

New report shows progress and emerging trends in Canada’s cancer system

Care improving for colorectal and other cancer patients – but still room for improvement

Archie McCulloch, a retired scientist and cancer survivor, is encouraged to see improvements in colorectal cancer screening rates.

Archie McCulloch, a retired scientist and cancer survivor, is encouraged to see improvements in colorectal cancer screening rates.

December 17, 2012 – A comprehensive report released today by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer provides a snapshot of how Canada’s cancer system is performing in key areas …

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October 19th, 2012

Wide variation in mastectomy rates across Canada

New report examines surgical care of breast cancer patients within one year of their initial surgery

OTTAWA, Oct. 11, 2012 – In 2012, roughly 22,700 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer—and many of them will require surgery as part of their treatment. A new report released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) and the Canadian …

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June 12th, 2012

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer applauds federal government funding commitment to palliative care

Leona AglukkaqOTTAWA– June 12, 2012– Health Canada’s announcement today, to provide three million dollars over three years in support of palliative care, is welcomed by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. The funding will support The Way Forward: Moving Towards Community-Integrated Hospice Palliative Care in Canada, an initiative of the Quality End-of-life Care Coalition of Canada, managed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative …

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March 8th, 2012

Ordinary Canadians may help find the answers to the causes of cancer and chronic disease

Now 150,000+ people strong, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project enables Canadians to contribute to major research 

TORONTO, March 8, 2012 – Canada has a great history of health pioneers: people like Frederick Banting who discovered insulin or Norman Bethune who developed the first mobile blood transfusion service set impressive examples. Improving the health of future generations is a possibility …

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February 2nd, 2012

World Cancer Day marked with new Canadian survey results showing increase in colon cancer screening

More Canadians are getting checked, but many still confused about when to do it

New survey results released to mark World Cancer Day 2012 (February 4th) suggest that awareness initiatives to promote colon cancer screening are working. Half (50 per cent) of Canadians age 50 to 74 polled have been screened for colon cancer, showing a Canada-wide increase …

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