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Partnership News

July 9th, 2012

Investing for short- and long-term health gains

CLASP projects demonstrate early return on investment by supporting communities to be healthier

Investing in cancer and chronic disease prevention isn’t all that different from investing in financial markets. Most advisors would recommend focusing on long-term gains and ignoring minor market fluctuations, particularly in these roller-coaster economic times. After all, it can take years, if not decades for an investment to yield results, particularly when investing in such things as access to healthy food choices or active modes of transportation.…

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July 9th, 2012

Returning to Work: Partnership adds to survivorship knowledge base

Insights gathered from service providers, patients, caregivers and employers

The Partnership has recently completed three projects to help identify issues related to returning to work after a cancer diagnosis — either after treatment or while it is underway — and is pleased to make the summary reports available through its cancer control portal, cancerview.ca.

“These research projects are important because they show where there are gaps in the supports that help people transition back to work,” said Elisabeth Ross, co-chair of the Partnership’s National Survivorship Working Group. “As the population of survivors continues to grow, more and more workers and workplaces will be facing these issues.”…

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May 29th, 2012

World Cancer Congress 2012: August 27-30

Canadian cancer community accelerates knowledge transfer at global gathering

When international cancer control leaders gather for the UICC World Cancer Congress in Montreal this summer, Canada’s strong contributions across the cancer control spectrum will be in the spotlight.

Stakeholders from across the country including the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, federal government agencies such as the Public Health Agency of Canada, provincial cancer agencies, researchers and patient and advocacy groups are featured presenters at the Congress.  They join participants from Australia, Brazil, China, India, Japan, Jordan, Russia, UK, the US, and many other nations, pursuing the Congress theme: Connecting for Global Impact.…

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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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