The Board of Directors of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to announce the election of Chris Power as Chair, effective June 20, 2014.
Ms. Power joined the Partnership’s board in June 2009 and has served as Vice-Chair since June 2013. Earlier roles include Chair of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project Oversight Committee (May 2011-June 2012) and Chair of the Human Capital Committee (November 2012-present).
Ms. Power is President and CEO of Capital District Health Authority in Halifax. …read more
Canadian Cancer Society releases 2014 edition of Canadian Cancer Statistics
The 2014 edition of Canadian Cancer Statistics, released May 28 by the Canadian Cancer Society, provides updated estimates of the state of cancer in Canada with a special focus on skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer and one of the fastest rising types of cancer in Canada.…read more
February 4, 2014 - To mark World Cancer Day, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is joining hundreds of organizations around the world to help bust common myths and misconceptions about cancer.
“Given that it’s World Cancer Day, it’s a great chance to let Canadians know they live in a country that has a cancer control strategy and that means people are working together across the country to try to make inroads as quickly as we can. I think that is very good news,” said Dr. Heather Bryant, the Partnership’s Vice-President of Cancer Control and a Board Member at the Union for International Cancer Control, the organization that coordinates World Cancer Day .…read more
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 …read more
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.…read more