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June/July 2012

Returning to Work: Partnership adds to survivorship knowledge base
Insights gathered from service providers, patients, caregivers and employers


The Partnership 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.

"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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Canadian Partnership Against Cancer applauds federal
government funding commitment to palliative care


Health Canada's announcement to provide three million dollars over three years in support of palliative care is welcomed by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. The funding will support The Way Forward: Moving Towards Community-Integrated Hospice Palliative Care in Canada, an initiative of the Quality End-of-life Care Coalition of Canada, managed by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association. The Partnership is a member of the Initiative's advisory committee, and will work with members of the Coalition to advance the integration of hospice palliative care in Canada.

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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.

So when the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and its funding partners, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, invested a total $15.5 million in seven different Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) projects, one of the challenges was to balance the long view with the short view.

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Introducing Cervical Cancer Control in Canada
New online resource for all things related to cervical cancer screening

This year, an estimated 1,350 Canadians will be diagnosed with cervical cancer and 390 will die from it. To provide professionals and the public with information, links and resources about cervical cancer prevention, detection and treatment, the Partnership has relaunched Cervical Cancer Control in Canada as a microsite on its cancerview.ca portal. The microsite is maintained by the Pan-Canadian Cervical Screening Initiative, a Partnership-supported national network that brings together people working in cervical cancer screening across the country to share experiences and successes and review new evidence.

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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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