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September 28, 2012

New Report Provides Valuable Information on Breast Cancer Control Across Canada

Canadian efforts to reduce the burden of breast cancer - the most commonly-diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death among Canadian women - will soon benefit from a new resource. A just-released report presents cancer control leaders with today's most comprehensive data measuring cancer control from prevention and screening through diagnosis and treatment to patient experience and end of life care, directing improvements to breast cancer care for women tomorrow. Read more...

Cancer Control Snapshot: An Update on Colorectal Cancer Screening in Canada
New resource available on

A new resource available at shows that colorectal testing rates, while still low, are improving, with half of Canadians aged 50 to 74 now up-to-date with their CRC testing. Featuring results from the 2011 Colon Cancer Screening in Canada survey, the resource also shows that more Canadians are having conversations with their physicians about screening, providing an opportunity to dispel the mistaken belief that screening is linked to symptoms.

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.

Terry Fox Research Institute launches pan-Canadian network to find better tools to treat prostate cancer

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to be a partner in the Canadian Prostate Cancer Biomarker Network. Launched by the Terry Fox Research Institute, the goal of this $4-million Partnership-supported project is to provide better tools - including new and more effective biomarkers - to treat and manage prostate cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian men. Read more...

The Partnership welcomes new Board members

The Partnership is pleased to announce that it has filled three vacancies on the Board of Directors, effective July 2012. Darren Dick was elected as a representative who provides perspective and insights through personal experience with cancer as a patient, survivor or family member. Victoria Lee, MD was elected as a representative who provides perspective from the health field. Graham Sher, MD was elected as a representative who provides perspective from the health field.

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