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March 29, 2012

Delivering on its commitments: Partnership releases 2012 Targets Status Report
Status report highlights Partnership's progress


The Partnership has been privileged to implement, in collaboration with its partners, a national cancer strategy to reduce the impact of the disease on Canadians. As the Partnership completes its first five-year mandate this month and prepares for its sixth year, it has released Delivering on our Commitments: 2012 Targets Status Report, which charts the organization's progress on performance targets for initiatives across the priority areas of Canada's cancer control strategy.

The document provides details on the 55 targets established when the Partnership began and indicates that by the end of its initial mandate in March 2012, 51 of the targets will be fully achieved, with some exceeding their 2012 goals and demonstrating early evidence of impact.

Read more here.


Canada's research community working together to answer questions about cancer, heart disease and other chronic diseases
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer partners with Genome Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Canada's research community will have the opportunity to draw upon and contribute to the country's largest database of population health research as part of a new collaboration between the Partnership, Genome Canada and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).


The collaboration is specific to Genome Canada and CIHR's Genomics and Personalized Health competition. Research teams that are successful in this competition may have the option to access and use data from across Canada through the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, which is funded by the Partnership. In addition, cardiovascular-oriented research projects entering through the competition may qualify for shared funding from the Partnership.

Read more here.

From best evidence to best practice
Capacity Enhancement Program offers one-stop shop of tools to help cancer guideline developers across the country

The World Health Organization proposes that one-third of all cancer cases could be prevented, another one-third cured and the rest effectively managed if care consistently complied with existing evidence-based strategies.1,2 This bold vision for standardized care is centred on the systematic development of cancer control guidelines and their effective implementation throughout clinical practice.

To support this effort on a national scale, the Partnership has created a comprehensive set of guideline development resources available at www.cancerview.ca/guidelines.

Read more here.

Ordinary Canadians may help find the answers to the causes of cancer and chronic disease
200,000+ Canadians contributing to major research


Canada has a great history of health pioneers: people like Frederick Banting, who discovered insulin or Norman Bethune, who developed the first mobile blood transfusion service, set impressive examples. Improving the health of future generations is possible for ordinary Canadians too - and a press release issued earlier this month highlighted that more than 150,000 people have already done so through the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project. Since then, recruitment for the Project has increased to 200,000+ and is still growing!

Canadians aged 35 to 69 can participate in the project by signing up through a regional study: Atlantic PATH, the BC Generations Project, the Ontario Health Study, Quebec's CARTaGENE or Alberta's Tomorrow Project.

Read more here.
New guidelines created for addressing fatigue in adult cancer patients
Report examines screening, assessment and treatment of fatigue associate with cancer

Fatigue associated with cancer is different from fatigue experienced in the daily life of the general adult population. Given the high rate of fatigue reported among cancer patients and survivors, frequent screening and assessment are important to help make sure that this symptom is managed appropriately.

To help health-care professionals identify and manage fatigue symptoms experienced by individuals during and following cancer treatment, the Partnership and the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology have developed A Pan-Canadian Practice Guideline: Screening, Assessment and Care of Cancer-Related Fatigue in Adults with Cancer.

Read the guideline here.

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Information services on cancerview.ca

News from Our Canadian Partners provides information on awards, announcements, and coming events in cancer control across Canada. It is available on cancerview.ca, the Partnership's portal connecting Canadians to online services, information, and resources for cancer control.

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1World Health Organization. National Cancer Control Programmes: Policies and Managerial Guidelines, 2002. http://www.who.int/cancer/media/en/414.pdf, accessed February 2012.
2World Health Organization. Cancer Control: Knowledge into Action. WHO Guide for Effective Programmes, Diagnosis and Treatment, 2008. http://www.who.int/cancer/modules/FINAL_Module_4.pdf, accessed February 2012.


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