Canadian advances to be showcased at international cancer conference

Partnership News

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.”…

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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 …

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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.…

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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]

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November 27th, 2012

New evidence-based patient resource available for cancer-related fatigue

Insights from patients key to shaping content

Mary Chaffey is back leading her busy life – including touring with her husband on their Harley – but hasn't forgotten the impact of cancer fatigue.

Mary Chaffey is back leading her busy life – including touring with her husband on their Harley – but hasn't forgotten the impact of cancer fatigue.

Mary Chaffey remembers what it was like to be hit by exhaustion.

“All of a sudden you can’t even sweep up your kitchen floor. You can’t stand by the sink and wash your dishes – just normal, everyday things that you do without thinking, you take for granted… and then the wind is taken right out of your sails.”…

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