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May 28th, 2014

Melanoma and other skin cancers on the rise in Canada

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.…

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February 4th, 2014

World Cancer Day 2014: Busting cancer myths

In honour of World Cancer Day, Toronto’s CN Tower will be lit in orange and blue, the colours of the Union for International Cancer Control.

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 .…

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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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