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In Brief
April 29, 2013

Strengthening Canada's capability to conduct practice-changing clinical trials
The Partnership teams up with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is investing in a pan-Canadian approach to strengthen Canada's ability to conduct practice-changing clinical trials and improve cancer outcomes for Canadians. With funding from the Partnership, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) has been selected to develop the Coordinating Centre for the Canadian Cancer Clinical Trials Network, the leadership and administrative hub of the still-to-be-created pan-Canadian clinical trials network. Dr. Janet Dancey, Program Director of the High Impact Clinical Trials Program at OICR will lead the Coordinating Centre. The NCIC-Clinical Trials Group and N2 (Network of Networks) are collaborating with OICR on the project. Read more...

New report on trends in Canadian cancer research investment now available

Five Feet of Fabulous is one of the colon health awareness tools offered by There were 255 more principal investigators funded for cancer research projects in 2010 than six years earlier, according to data gathered by the Canadian Cancer Research Survey and just released in the Cancer Research Investment in Canada, 2010 report.

"Unique to this report is our analysis of researcher capacity," says Dr. Elizabeth Eisenhauer, Head, Department of Oncology at Queen's University, Program Medical Director for Oncology at Kingston General Hospital, and Expert Lead for Research at the Partnership. Read more...

New practice guideline addresses need for sleep resources

The Partnership is pleased to join with the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology in releasing the first pan-Canadian guideline to help adults with cancer who struggle to sleep.

"We know that up to 60 percent of patients will experience a sleep disturbance," says Dr. Doris Howell of Toronto's Princess Margaret Hospital, who led the development team for the Partnership-sponsored project. Read more...

Help spread the word on Advance Care Planning
Speak Up: Resources available to support conversations about end-of-life care

April 16, 2013 - The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to join with voices from across the healthcare community to mark National Advance Care Planning Day and encourage Canadians, including those in good health, to reflect on their end-of-life wishes.

The Speak Up campaign, led by the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association and supported by the Partnership, provides resources for individuals, family members and healthcare professionals start conversations about an individual's wishes for end-of-life care. Read more...

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