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, provides the latest data available to ensure that Canadian women ultimately have access to high-quality breast cancer screening programs.…read more
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. 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
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
CLASP2 calls for proposals
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
Bringing the benefits of new strategies to Canadians
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.…read more