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In Brief
January 30, 2013

Call for applications: Board of Directors vacancies

The Partnership is seeking applications from qualified individuals to fill three vacancies on its Board of Directors. Reflecting a broad range of stakeholders in the cancer control domain, the Board provides valuable oversight and strategic guidance to the Partnership's work. This is a unique opportunity for candidates to get involved with a national organization focused on advancing initiatives in cancer control with the ultimate goal of reducing the impact of cancer for all Canadians.

The Board is seeking applications from qualified individuals to serve as regional representatives for the Prairie and Atlantic regions as well as a representative who has a personal experience with cancer as a patient, survivor or family member. For more information about the application process, click here.

BETTER tools help patients take action for healthier lives - including quitting smoking

National Non-Smoking Week, Jan. 20-26, encouraged Canadians to "Live, work, play ... even better smoke free" and the Partnership-funded BETTER Project is helping practitioners help their patients to do just that.

Shelley Bible helps people stop, or reduce, their smoking through her work at Edmonton's Grey Nuns Family Medicine Centre. Lately she's had new tools to help with the challenge.

Cancer prevention for healthier communities and healthier Canadians
CLASP2 calls for proposals

After the successful completion of the first phase and the subsequent renewal of three CLASP projects already underway across the country, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer's Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative is looking to support the implementation of new prevention and early detection projects addressing common risk factors for cancer and other chronic diseases. Applications for this three-year funding cycle, CLASP2, will be welcomed until March 21, 2013. Read more...

New report shows progress and emerging trends in Canada's cancer system
Care improving for colorectal and other cancer patients - but still room for improvement

A comprehensive report released December 17, 2012, by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer provides a snapshot of how Canada's cancer system is performing in key areas, from prevention through to patient experience and outcomes. Produced in collaboration with cancer programs in each province and territory, the 2012 Cancer System Performance Report is intended to inform cancer control planning and delivery across the country by identifying best practices and areas for improvement. For example, while the report reveals that Canada has shown steady improvements in screening for and treating colorectal cancer, it also suggests where health system planners and clinicians might focus their efforts to make further advances. Read more...

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