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.…read more
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.…read more
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.…read more
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.”…read more
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.…read more