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In Brief
May 28, 2013

Advisory mechanisms renewal and call for representatives with a personal connection to cancer

Achieving better cancer outcomes for all Canadians requires a collaborative approach that involves clinicians, health system leaders and people personally affected by cancer. That's why the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer relies on the input and expertise of a range of individuals and groups through various advisory mechanisms. These perspectives are critical to the Partnership's success in reducing the incidence of cancer, lessening the likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer and enhancing the quality of life for those affected by cancer. Following a call for applications last fall, the Partnership is pleased to announce it has filled a number of these advisory roles.

There is an ongoing need for individuals with a personal connection to cancer in each of the Partnership's Advisory Groups. Anyone interested in becoming a member of an Advisory Group is invited to submit an application package no later than Monday, June 24. For more information about the application process, click here.

Collaborative efforts generate new radiotherapy technology guidelines

The Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy and the Canadian Organization of Medical Physicists have released the first set of technical quality standards created through their joint efforts to standardize procedures and improve the quality and safety of radiation therapy.

The Canadian Partnership for Quality Radiotherapy is a Canadian radiation therapy community alliance that brings together representatives from three disciplines delivering radiation treatment in Canada - radiation oncology, medical physics and radiation therapy. The alliance is sponsored by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. Read more...

Canadian Institute for Health Information study indicates hospital services for cancer patients nearing death vary across Canada
Measuring performance crucial to improving cancer system - Partnership's palliative and end-of-life-care work adds to the dialogue

Data from the recently released study End-of-Life Hospital Care for Cancer Patients by the Canadian Institute for Health Information examines the use of hospital services by cancer patients who died in acute care hospitals across Canada (excluding Quebec). The study notes that differences in the availability and location of palliative care beds in some provinces, as well as access to home care and hospice services, may be contributing to variations in in-hospital deaths. Read more...

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