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Partnership News

September 1st, 2011

Global cancer congress coming to Canada for first time

Partnership encourages Canadians to show support by signing World Cancer Declaration

As preparations continue for next summer’s World Cancer Congress taking place August 27-30, 2012 in Montréal, Québec, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is encouraging Canadians to sign the World Cancer Declaration and show their support for reducing the global cancer burden.

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August 8th, 2011

New opportunity for cancer researchers to connect

Inaugural conference to link existing research activity with pan-Canadian priorities

Experts in cancer research from across the country will congregate to exchange knowledge and share ideas at the inaugural Canadian Cancer Research Conference in November 2011.

Organized by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA), the Partnership’s Research Advisory Group, the conference will bring together leading experts from all areas of cancer research and offer an important networking opportunity for trainees and young investigators. In addition, interested members of the public will have a chance to learn more about the impact of Canada’s research investment through the conference’s public forum.

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July 13th, 2011

New pan-Canadian review process for cancer drugs

A new collaborative group is leading the process for reviewing scientific evidence of new cancer drugs and making recommendations to provinces and territories that will help guide drug-funding decisions. The pan-Canadian Oncology Drug Review (pCODR) announced today it is accepting submissions for review from drug manufacturers and physician groups, otherwise known as “tumour groups.” This announcement marks the completion of …

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June 28th, 2011

Patient stories valuable for improving care

Helping health care professionals tune into the patient’s perspective

Can storytelling help improve the way patients experience care? That was the focus of a recent workshop hosted by the Partnership at the MaRS Centre in Toronto.  More than 50 oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers and cancer survivors discussed how stories captured through video can be used as a tool to support professionals in making improvements in care and to support patients throughout their cancer journey.

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June 23rd, 2011

Adolescent and young adult cancer patients

Recent publications highlight unique needs of young oncology patients and survivors

Every year 2,000 Canadians aged 15 to 29 are diagnosed with cancer1. In response to the unique needs of these young Canadians, the Canadian Task Force on Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer (AYA Task Force) is pioneering work to investigate and increase awareness of treatment and survivorship issues.…

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