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Partnership News

May 28th, 2012

World No Tobacco Day

The Partnership’s Prevention Policies Directory supports tobacco control and chronic disease prevention efforts

On May 31, the World Health Organization is marking World No Tobacco Day by bringing attention to the importance of tobacco control in combating the nearly 6 million tobacco-related deaths estimated worldwide each year1.

Recognizing the pivotal role that tobacco control plays in preventing many types of cancer and other chronic diseases, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer supports Canadian tobacco control efforts through a unique online resource — the Prevention Policies Directory.…

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May 28th, 2012

Canadian Cancer Statistics report shows cancer death rate is dropping

Measuring performance crucial in improving cancer system; Partnership’s System Performance work adds to the dialogue

Data from the recently released Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012 show that while cancer remains the leading cause of death in Canada, progress is being made — with overall cancer death rates dropping by 21% in men and 9% in women between 1988 and 2007.…

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May 16th, 2012

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer announces new CEO

Shelly Jamieson welcomed as CEO to lead the organization through its second mandate

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to announce the appointment of Shelly Jamieson as CEO effective July 3, 2012.

“Ms. Jamieson’s appointment comes at an exciting time for Canada’s cancer control community. Working together over the past five years we have moved Canada’s cancer strategy forward significantly, engaging the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control as the blueprint for our shared efforts and focusing on priorities and initiatives with the greatest potential for impact,” said Dr. Simon Sutcliffe, Chair of the Partnership’s Board of Directors. “The recent publication of the Partnership’s 2012-17 strategic and business plan, together with today’s announcement of new leadership for the organization, builds on the accomplishments of the first mandate and begins the next phase of Canada’s cancer strategy.”…

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May 8th, 2012

Sustaining Action Toward a Shared Vision

Partnership releases five-year plan for the next phase of Canada’s national cancer strategy

Canada’s cancer and health communities are continuing to work together towards a common goal – reducing the impact of cancer on Canadians – with the publication of a five-year plan entitled Sustaining Action Toward a Shared Vision. The plan, which documents shared cancer priorities for 2012 to 2017, was developed over the past 18 months by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer in consultation with a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including people personally affected by cancer.

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April 30th, 2012

Board of Directors announcement

Chris Clark elected Chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

The Board of Directors of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to announce the unanimous election of Chris Clark as Chair, effective at the end of June 2012.

Chris Clark has served on the Partnership’s Board since the organization’s creation in 2007 and has been a member of the executive committee since that time. Since 2009 he has served as the Chair of the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee and most recently as the chair of the CEO search committee. His interest in the Partnership is the result of a personal connection: he was diagnosed with head and neck cancer in May 2006. Since retiring from his position as Chief Executive Officer and Canadian Senior Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, a role he held from 2005 to 2011, he has welcomed the opportunity to play a greater leadership role in the Partnership’s governance.…

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