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February 3rd, 2012

World Cancer Day: February 4, 2012

Toronto’s CN Tower lit blue and orange to mark the day 

In honour of World Cancer Day, the orange and blue of the Union for International Cancer Control shone all night on the CN Tower in Toronto. Photo courtesy of: Michael Leckman

The Partnership is pleased to have been instrumental in working with the CN Tower to light up a favourite Canadian landmark to recognize and support an important day for international cancer control: World Cancer Day.  On February 4, the CN Tower in Toronto was lit in blue and orange to mark this day and raise awareness of how Canada is helping to reduce the burden of cancer. World Cancer Day is observed annually by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) and 400 member organizations worldwide including the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Canadians can show their support for the day by signing the World Cancer Declaration. The UICC’s World Cancer Congress comes to Canada for the first time in August 2012 in Montreal.…

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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 when compared to similar data captured in 2009.  However more than half (53 per cent) of those polled incorrectly believe that people should only get checked after experiencing symptoms. An estimated 22,200 Canadians were diagnosed with colon cancer in 2011 and 8,900 people died of it.…

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January 26th, 2012

Measuring the performance of cancer control to maximize impact

Partnership releases 2011 Cancer System Performance Report

Measuring the performance of the cancer system provides information that will inform initiatives to optimize quality in cancer control. The Partnership’s System Performance Initiative is a collaboration with national and provincial partners to develop a consistent approach to evaluate, compare and identify key areas for action across Canada’s cancer control continuum. As part of this initiative, the Partnership is pleased to release the 2011 Cancer System Performance Report, an annual publication that helps shape this work. …

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January 25th, 2012

Inaugural Canadian Cancer Research Conference is a success

Conference summary report released

The first-ever Canadian Cancer Research Conference was a huge success. Almost one thousand people attended the conference which was created to showcase cancer research efforts in Canada, to connect researchers with the public to report on the impact of Canada’s cancer research investment, and to connect funding agencies with their research communities.…

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January 23rd, 2012

First Canadian guidelines for endoscopy services published

Recommendations promote patient safety and quality care

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to highlight the release of the new Consensus Guidelines on Safety and Quality Indicators in Endoscopy, developed to support continuing quality improvement for endoscopic services, including colon cancer screening and diagnosis. The guidelines were released today by the Canadian Association of Gastroenterology, a group of gastroenterologists, scientists and other health professionals who support and promote the advancement of the scientific study of the digestive tract. …

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