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In Brief
October 30, 2013

1 in 3 takes on the HPV vaccine

In the latest issue of 1 in 3, we tackle the often miscast and misunderstood HPV vaccine.

We speak to the experts: Dr. Heather Bryant starts from the beginning in the HPV vaccine 101 video. Dr. Gina Ogilvie debunks six myths about the vaccine. Dr. Cathy Popadiuk talks about the latest HPV vaccine evidence, including what we know and don't know about expanding the vaccine to boys.

Visit and decide for yourself: Could doctors do more to promote the HPV vaccine?
Last chance to register for the Community Forum on cancer research

The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer invite you to the free Community Forum on cancer research Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 1:00pm-5:00 p.m.

Please join us in person at the Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel (123
Queen Street West, Toronto) or through the live webcast on the internet.

This free special event will provide cancer patients, their families, friends and all those who are affected by cancer a special opportunity to meet four Canadian cancer researchers and hear about their latest research in cancer treatment and prevention.

To see the program details and to register (limited seating available) please visit The deadline for registration is October 31, 2013. We hope to see you there!
$16 million investment in first of its kind Canadian chronic disease research project
Cancer and cardiovascular organizations team up to improve the health of Canadians

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Heart and Stroke Foundation are pleased to announce a $16 million investment in a first of its kind partnership between the cancer and cardiovascular research communities that will strengthen our understanding of chronic disease.

The Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds, with $14 million from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and $2 million from the Heart and Stroke Foundation, will build on the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), a pan-Canadian research platform, by expanding efforts to identify the early root causes that lead to chronic diseases of the brain, the heart and the cardiovascular system. Read more...
The final days of Dr. Larry Librach, a Canadian palliative care pioneer

In the final weeks of his life, palliative care pioneer Dr. Larry Librach spoke with Dr. Marla Shapiro about his unique perspective on life, death, and caring for the dying in a series of interviews on CTV's W5: The Final Word. Dr. Librach passed away on August 15, 2013 from pancreatic cancer.

Dr. Librach championed palliative care in Canada and was a valued member of the Partnership's team. His vision, leadership and passion in advancing the field of palliative care are a true legacy that will live on to benefit many Canadians to come.
Watch CTV's W5: The Final Word
Where the cancer fight strikes closest to home
New report shows how populations in large Canadian cities differ in their cancer risk profiles

A new landmark report, Population Health in Canada's Largest Cities, released September 30, assesses differences in the cancer risks of populations in Canada's largest cities. Led by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the report finds that western municipalities overall have healthier lifestyles than their eastern counterparts, and better cancer risk profiles as a result.

Population Health in Canada's Largest Cities presents indicators for selected cancer risk factors
including tobacco use and exposure, physical activity, obesity, alcohol and fruit and vegetable consumption. The report also includes information on the percentage of Canadians in each of the featured cities reporting up-to-date cancer screening for colorectal, breast and cervical cancers. Read more...

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