Australia to host international leaders in behavioural cancer research conference
On May 8-10, the 11th Behavioural Research in Cancer Control Conference will convene over 150 international cancer researchers and health professionals to share their latest research on how behaviours are connected to cancer. The conference will also provide an opportunity for Canada’s significant progress in cancer screening to be profiled internationally.
During the conference, participants will hear keynote presentations from three internationally recognised behavioural cancer researchers, including the Partnership’s VP of Cancer Control, Dr. Heather Bryant who will open the conference with a presentation, Screening: Can Old Wisdom Inform Implementation of New Screening Tests? Dr. Bryant will highlight Canadian experiences in screening for breast and cervical cancers and how these lessons can have a positive impact on colorectal and lung cancer screening.…read more
Hospital services for cancer patients nearing death vary across Canada according to a new study issued by the Canadian Institute for Health Information
Measuring performance crucial in improving cancer system; Partnership’s palliative and end-of-life-care work adds to the dialogue
Data from the recently released End-of-Life Hospital Care for Cancer Patients study by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) examines the use of hospital services by cancer patients who died in acute care hospitals across Canada (excluding Quebec). The study notes that differences in the availability of and location of palliative care beds in some provinces as well as access to home care and hospice services may be contributing factors to variations in in-hospital deaths.…read more
The Partnership seeks your input to shape multi-jurisdictional cancer care quality initiatives in Canada. By completing a five-minute survey by May 20, 2013, you will help inform an upcoming Request for Proposals or Request for Quotes for initiatives addressing the process of cancer diagnosis and treatment for Canadians.
Working with the health-care community to translate data, evidence and best practices into action, the Partnership is enabling the advancement of consistent approaches to diagnosing and caring for cancer patients. Background information about the upcoming opportunity is available in the Procurement section of the Partnership’s website. The Request for Proposals or Request for Quotes will be posted in the summer of 2013.…read more
The Partnership teams up with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is investing in a pan-Canadian approach to strengthen Canada’s ability to conduct practice-changing clinical trials and improve cancer outcomes for Canadians. With funding from the Partnership, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) has been selected to develop the Coordinating Centre for the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network, the leadership and administrative hub of the still-to-be-created pan-Canadian clinical trials network. Dr. Janet Dancey, Program Director of the High Impact Clinical Trials Program at OICR will lead the Coordinating Centre. The NCIC-Clinical Trials Group and N2 (Network of Networks) are collaborating with OICR on the project.…read more
There were 255 more principal investigators funded for cancer research projects in 2010 than six years earlier, according to data gathered by the Canadian Cancer Research Survey and just released in the Cancer Research Investment in Canada, 2010 report.
“Unique to this report is our analysis of researcher capacity,” says Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer, Head, Department of Oncology at Queen’s University, Program Medical Director for Oncology at Kingston General Hospital, and Expert Lead for Research at the Partnership.…read more