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
Insights from patients key to shaping content
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.”…read more
Moving from promise to impact in just three years, a trio of cancer and chronic disease prevention projects will continue to make headway, thanks to renewed funding through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer’s Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative.
Launched in 2009 by the Partnership, together with funding support from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, CLASP supports multi-jurisdictional projects that target individual and community factors affecting health. By integrating lessons learned from science with those from practice and policy, these projects have developed and implemented highly successful strategies to improve the health of Canadians. While the advances of these three projects will continue to be supported, a chance to apply for new CLASP projects will be also be announced in January …read more
Partnership Perspectives on the 2012 World Cancer Congress
Before even packing his bag to return home from the World Cancer Congress this past August, Jon Kerner knew two things. First, with over 2,000 cancer leaders from 125 countries this three-day Montreal event was a success for global cancer control efforts. Second, Canada’s collaborative approach to cancer control had made a strong impression on the international delegates.…read more
A new report provides in-depth data on breast cancer surgery
Tina LaRose is the face of breast cancer survivorship. Diagnosed at the age of 41, the Saskatchewan resident and member of Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation, was treated with two lumpectomies, the removal of 13 lymph nodes, four rounds of chemotherapy and 31 rounds of radiation. Cancer-free for 10 years now, she speaks openly about her experience with the disease and the strength she found to respond to it, in a bid to support other women travelling a similar journey. “I realized right away that this was a battle. I treated it aggressively and was clear in my own thoughts about all the decisions I made.”…read more