A recently published Statistics Canada paper shows that the prognosis for many Canadian cancer patients improves, sometimes substantially, after surviving for a year or more after diagnosis.
The Conditional Survival Analyses Across Cancer Sites paper is the first of its kind in Canada to look at survival patterns for 26 different cancers at each year over the first five years after diagnosis. It provides information on relative survival rates, which measure the likelihood of a cancer patient surviving for five years compared to the likelihood of survival for the general population. …read more
Quality assurance guidelines released for Canadian radiation treatment program
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to be a partner in the new quality assurance guidance for Canadian radiation treatment programs. Developed by the Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy (CPQR), an alliance of Canada’s radiation therapy community, this guidance document marks an important step in building a comprehensive quality program for radiation treatment in Canada.…read more
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer welcomes introduction of National Advance Care Planning Day on April 12
Championed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, National Advance Care Planning Day raises awareness of the need for advance care planning: the process of reflecting on and communicating one’s personal care preferences in the event that one becomes incapable of consenting to, or refusing, treatment or other care. The Speak Up campaign encourages Canadians to have conversations with family, friends and health care professionals about their wishes for end-of-life care.…read more
More than 80 organizations convene to discuss practical approaches for healthier children
In recent decades, childhood obesity has steadily increased. Today more than 25 per cent of children and youth in Canada are overweight or obese, compared to 15 per cent in 1978/79. To address this important issue, the Partnership and the Public Health Agency of Canada co-hosted a consultation meeting last week to identify collective actions that will reduce the growing epidemic of childhood obesity and the numerous chronic diseases linked to it. The meeting encouraged discussion across sectors and between organizations who do not often work directly together.
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World Cancer Congress to take place August 27 to 30 in Montreal, Quebec
Canada will play host to the international cancer community in 2012 when the World Cancer Congress takes place in Montreal, Quebec. With a theme of “Connecting for Global Impact,” the event, to be held August 27 to 30, 2012, will bring together cancer practitioners and system leaders from around the world to learn from other experts, exchange knowledge and best practices, and network.read more