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May 31, 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.


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 year.

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.


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.


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.

The report, produced annually by the Canadian Cancer Society in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada and Statistics Canada, provides updates on cancer incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence and risk of developing or dying from cancer. Systematically recording and tracking these statistics is a key part of understanding the progress being made to address cancer — work the Partnership is also supporting through its annual system performance reports.

New tool launched to support decisions for health-care funding recommendations
PrePARE tutorial live on cancerview.ca

Preparing Participants for Allocating Resources Equitably (PrePARE) is an interactive tutorial created by the Partnership in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control and the Priorities in Cancer Control Network of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

The new tutorial supports decision-making on how health-care funding recommendations are made and what drugs, programs, and treatments should receive public funding in Canada's health-care system. The tool introduces individuals to the language, concepts and information typically encountered as they consider priorities for funding health technologies. It draws on the expertise of contributors from across Canada in areas including health economics, clinical trials, ethics and law, technology and assessment. See PrePARE in the eLearning section of cancerview.ca.

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.

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