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April 30, 2012

Board of directors announcement
Chris Clark elected Chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

The Partnership’s board of directors is pleased to announce the election of Chris Clark as Chair of the Board, 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.

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Encouraging Canadians to share their wishes about end-of-life care
April 16 was National Advance Care Planning Day

The Partnership joined more than 25 other organizations to champion April 16 as National Advance Care Planning Day – a day for Canadians to speak with family and friends about their wishes for end-of-life care.

Led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association, National Advance Care Planning Day raises awareness of the need to reflect on and communicate one’s personal care preferences in the event that one becomes incapable of expressing treatment wishes. In addition to supporting advance care planning, the Partnership is working to improve palliative and end-of-life care in many areas for Canadians.

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Cancer Control Snapshot: Second-hand smoke and cancer
New resource available on cancerview.ca

A new resource available at cancerview.ca shows that second-hand smoke can increase the risk of cancer among non-smokers and that the highest rate of exposure to second-hand smoke in Canada is among youths aged 12–19 years. The report also shows that exposure to second-hand smoke in Canada has decreased since 2003.

The Cancer Control Snapshot series synthesizes available information and provides Canadian health-care professionals with knowledge on data, trends, emerging issues and initiatives underway across the country in an easy-to-read format.

Read the Snapshot here.

CancerView Canada

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.

Check out the current edition of News from Our Canadian Partners


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