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November 21st, 2013

Ontario’s successes in pathology reporting have potential to improve practice across Canada

As is your pathology, so is your medicine.

So said Dr. William Osler, a Canadian physician and one of the founding fathers of modern medicine. He was referring to the critical role that pathology – the study of tissue samples to diagnose disease – plays in diagnosing cancer and identifying treatment options.

Almost 100 years later, we’ve made tremendous progress in diagnosing and treating cancer, and there continue to be opportunities …

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November 14th, 2013

Prevention Policies Directory supports change at the local level to improve the lives of Canadians

Bylaws for eight risk factors in 31 municipalities added

More than one in three Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. Yet the World Cancer Research Fund estimates that a full third of cancer cases can be prevented by eliminating tobacco use, and another third avoided by a combination of eating nutritious food, limiting alcohol consumption, participating in regular physical activity and maintaining a healthy body weight.

While Canadians can take steps on their own to try to prevent these cancers, healthy public policies such as banning smoking on all city property or keeping junk food out of public buildings are just a few ways local governments can influence the health of residents directly, and help to reduce their risk of getting cancer.…

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September 24th, 2013

In Memory of Dr. Donald Low

Dr. Donald Low passed away on September 18, 2013, seven months after being diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer wishes to express our heartfelt condolences to Dr. Low’s family.

Dr. Low was one of Canada’s leading microbiologists, best known for his pivotal role in helping Toronto respond to the SARS crisis. Eight days before he died, Dr. Low participated in a video interview as part of our The Truth of It  video series in which he talks candidly about his experience facing the end of his life.  See the video here.

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August 21st, 2013

Canada’s cancer research community to convene in November 2013 at Canadian Cancer Research Conference

Registration now open for event that will showcase recent innovations in cancer research

Attendees interact at the 2011 Canadian Cancer Research Conference. The 2013 conference will take place November 3-6.

Attendees interact at the 2011 Canadian Cancer Research Conference. The 2013 conference will take place November 3-6.

This fall, Canada’s cancer research community will come together in Toronto to showcase recent innovations in cancer research and share ideas that will help shape the future of cancer discovery and care.

The 2013 Canadian Cancer Research Conference, to be held November 3-6 and hosted by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance, is Canada’s only conference devoted to the continuum of cancer research from discovery to palliation. It is targeted to professionals who work in cancer research, whether in the lab, the clinic or in policy. This year, special sessions will be held for trainees and new principal investigators. As well, a community forum for the general public will take place on Sunday, November 3.…

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August 20th, 2013

Better Together: Annual Highlights 2012/13 presents recent achievements of Canada’s cancer strategy

Better Together: Annual Highlights 2012/13The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to present Better Together: Annual Highlights 2012/13, which showcases selected achievements in the Partnership’s recent work with partners throughout the cancer community. As the first year of the Partnership’s second five-year mandate, 2012/13 was our first year delivering against a new strategic plan that will further our coordinated long-term efforts to improve cancer outcomes for Canadians.

Better Together was prepared with partners’ busy schedules in mind and therefore offers a brief summary of the accomplishments of 2012/13. A more detailed view of the Partnership’s recent work is available in the full 2012/13 Annual Report. We are grateful for the contributions of our partners and look forward to broader and deeper impact as we continue to drive Canada’s cancer strategy.…

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