Global cancer congress coming to Canada for first time

Partnership News

March 27th, 2012

Delivering on its commitments: Partnership releases 2012 Targets Status Report

Status report highlights Partnership’s progress

The Partnership is pleased to release Delivering on Our Commitments: 2012 Targets Status Report, which charts the organization’s progress on performance targets for initiatives across the priority areas of Canada’s cancer control strategy. The document illustrates the achievements made by taking a co-ordinated and national approach to cancer control. …

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March 22nd, 2012

Canada’s research community working together to answer questions about the development of cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer partners with Genome Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canada’s research community will have the opportunity to draw upon and contribute to the country’s largest database of population health research as part of a new collaboration between the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership), Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). 

The collaboration is specific to Genome Canada and CIHR’s Genomics and Personalized Health competition. Research teams that are successful in this competition may have the option to access and use data from across Canada through the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), which is funded by the Partnership. In addition, cardiovascular-oriented research projects applying through the competition may qualify for shared funding from the Partnership.…

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March 19th, 2012

From best evidence to best practice

Capacity Enhancement Program offers one-stop shop of tools to help cancer guideline developers across the country

The World Health Organization proposes that a third of all cancer cases could be prevented, another third cured, and the rest effectively managed if care consistently complied with existing evidence-based strategies.1,2

This bold vision for standardized care is centred on the systematic development of cancer control guidelines and their effective implementation throughout clinical practice. Now, thanks to a comprehensive set of guideline development resources at, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is supporting this effort on a national scale.…

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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 for ordinary Canadians too – and more than 150,000 of them are already doing so through the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project. This long-term population health study will help researchers better understand the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases, and it is continuing to enlist Canadians’ help in many parts of the country. …

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February 8th, 2012

Maximizing the impact of cancer care by supporting informed decisions on cancer interventions

New Cancer Risk Management Model uses web-based technology to project results 

If each Canadian province and territory could lower its population’s smoking rate to below 20 per cent, what might be the impact on the incidence of lung cancer across the country? How much might potential treatment and associated economic costs of lung cancer go down? How do we compare the projected results of a dollar invested in smoking cessation with the results of a dollar invested in a new cancer therapy? …

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