[skip to content]
Wide variation in mastectomy rates across Canada

Partnership News

February 28th, 2013

New report an opportunity to understand and improve impact of organized breast cancer screening

Greg Doyle, Coordinator of the Breast Screening Program for Newfoundland & Labrador and Chair of the CBCSI National Committee , says the report provides valuable information that the cancer control community can act on to ensure that Canadian women have access to high-quality screening programs.

Greg Doyle, Coordinator of the Breast Screening Program for Newfoundland & Labrador and Chair of the CBCSI National Committee, says the report provides valuable information that the cancer control community can act on to ensure that Canadian women have access to high-quality screening programs.

A new report released by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, entitled Organized Breast Cancer Screening Programs in Canada: Report on Program Performance in 2007 and 2008, provides key information about breast cancer morbidity and mortality as well as potential harms associated with screening. The report, which monitors and evaluates programs essential to the early detection of a disease that took the lives of an estimated 5,100 Canadians in 2012,[1] provides the latest data available to ensure that Canadian women ultimately have access to high-quality breast cancer screening programs.…

read more
February 4th, 2013

World Cancer Day 2013 targets cancer myths

In honour of World Cancer Day, the orange and blue of the Union for International Cancer Control shone all night on the CN Tower in Toronto.

In honour of World Cancer Day, the orange and blue of the Union for International Cancer Control shone all night on the CN Tower in Toronto.

February 4, 2013 - Today, the Partnership is marking World Cancer Day by joining hundreds of organizations globally to help debunk common myths and misconceptions about cancer.

“Cancer control is advancing rapidly,” says Dr. Heather Bryant, the Partnership’s Vice-President of Cancer Control and UICC Board Member. “Survival rates for many cancers are much better.[1] More cancers are being found earlier through screening programs and are easier to treat successfully. Side effects are often fewer. Pain management is improving.”…

read more
January 21st, 2013

BETTER tools help patients take action for healthier lives – including quitting smoking

National Non-Smoking Week is an initiative of the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control. For information and resources please visit nnsw.ca

National Non-Smoking Week is an initiative of the Canadian Council for Tobacco Control. For information and resources please visit nnsw.ca

National Non-Smoking Week, Jan. 20-26, encourages Canadians to “Live, work, play … even better smoke free” and the Partnership-funded BETTER Project is helping practitioners help their patients to do just that.

Shelley Bible helps people stop, or reduce, their smoking through her work at Edmonton’s Grey Nuns Family Medicine Centre. Lately she’s had new tools to help with the challenge …

read more
January 14th, 2013

Cancer prevention for healthier communities and healthier Canadians

CLASP2 calls for proposals 

Students at a school in the Northwest Territories participate in a Sip Smart! activity, part of Collaborative Action on Childhood Obesity, a CLASP1 initiative.

Students at a school in the Northwest Territories participate in a Sip Smart! activity, part of Collaborative Action on Childhood Obesity, a CLASP1 initiative.

After the successful completion of the  first phase and the subsequent renewal of three CLASP projects already underway across the country, the Canadian Partnership  Against Cancer’s  Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative is looking to support the implementation of new  prevention and early detection projects addressing  common risk factors for cancer and other chronic diseases. Applications for this three- year funding cycle, CLASP2, will be welcomed until March 21, 2013.…

read more
November 28th, 2012

Lung cancer screening experts come together to act on evidence

Bringing the benefits of new strategies to Canadians

Dr. Stephen Lam, Principal Investigator of the Early Detection of Lung Cancer study, is a member of the new Pan-Canadian Lung Cancer Screening Network.

Dr. Stephen Lam, Principal Investigator of the Early Detection of Lung Cancer study, is a member of the new Pan-Canadian Lung Cancer Screening Network.

Armed with recent evidence that a new method of testing individuals at high risk for lung cancer can detect the disease early enough to save lives, a group of Canadian experts has formed a cross-country network to determine next steps as they move toward translating those research findings into practical applications and action. In a country where lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death and where it will claim an estimated 20,000 lives in 2012, the group’s deliberations could be critical for Canadians.[1]

read more
Page 6 of 27« First...234567891011...Last »