World Cancer Day 2014: Busting cancer myths

Partnership News

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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August 16th, 2013

In memory of Dr. Larry Librach, a Canadian palliative care leader

We wish to express our deep sadness at the loss of one of Canada’s heroes in palliative care.  Larry Librach’s vision, leadership, and passion in advancing the field of palliative care are a true legacy; one that will live on and continue to benefit many Canadians to come.  Please visit the Temmy Latner Center for Palliative Care website for a complete overview of Larry’s significant accomplishments.

One of Larry’s last contributions was a candid video interview on May 23, 2013 about his own personal experience facing a life-threatening illness.  Please take a moment to watch.…

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