Dr. Margaret Fitch recognized for contribution to reducing the burden of cancer in Canada

Partnership News

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 www.cancerview.ca/guidelines, 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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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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