Canadian partnership against cancer
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In Brief
February 27, 2013

Join 260,000 Canadians connecting cause and effect for cancer and chronic disease

If you haven't signed up for the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project yet, consider joining 260,000 of your fellow Canadians in this long-term study of how people's health and habits contribute to the development of cancer and related chronic diseases. Residents of BC and the Atlantic provinces have until March 31 to join.

By participating in this study, you can help researchers better understand why some people develop cancer and other chronic diseases while others don't. Dr. John Potter, Chair of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project's International Scientific Advisory Board, explains the importance of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project and its potential to make a difference in understanding the causes of cancer and related chronic diseases here.

World Cancer Day 2013 targets cancer myths

On February 4, 2013, the Partnership marked World Cancer Day by joining hundreds of organizations globally to help debunk common myths and misconceptions about cancer.

"Cancer control is advancing rapidly," says Dr. Heather Bryant, the Partnership's Vice-President of Cancer Control and UICC Board Member. "Survival rates for many cancers are much better.¹ More cancers are being found earlier through screening programs and are easier to treat successfully. Side effects are often fewer. Pain management is improving." Read more...

Ruth Hawkins welcomed to Partnership's Executive Team

Ruth Hawkins joined the Partnership's Executive Team in February 2013 as Vice-President, Finance and Corporate Services. In this role, she leads the Partnership's financial management and reporting and is responsible for its Board operations, information technology and administrative functions.

With over 25 years of public sector management experience, Ms. Hawkins brings a strong background in business planning, controllership, relationship management and organizational transformation. Read more...

¹ Statistics published by the Canadian Cancer Society show declining death rates for lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancer. Overall, Canadian cancer death rates fell by 21 percent in men and 9 percent in women between 1988 and 2007.

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