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In Brief
January 30, 2014
World Cancer Day 2014 aims to dispel common cancer myths
On February 4, the Partnership is marking World Cancer Day. This year's theme is building on the success of last year's campaign of helping to further dispel common beliefs about cancer. To help support the larger World Cancer Day campaign, the Partnership has produced a set of short videos, in collaboration with partners across the country, about common Canadian cancer myths.

The videos will be published daily on the Partnership's Twitter account starting on Friday, January 31 until February 4 and will also be made available on's 1 in 3 digest.

Show your support of World Cancer Day by following @Cancer_Strategy on Twitter, sharing the videos with your own networks and visiting 1 in 3 for more World Cancer Day resources.
What is the cancer patient journey for First Peoples?

In the latest issue of 1 in 3, we look at the cancer patient journey for First Peoples.

We speak with thought leaders—Dr. Esther Tailfeathers provides practical advice for physicians, and Dr. André Corriveau discusses changes in cancer control for First Nations, Inuit and Métis in the North. The issue also include an infographic that depict the distances Inuit patients must travel to receive cancer treatment and care.

Visit to learn more about the patient journey for First Peoples.
Active transportation policy map showcases examples of action in municipalities across Canada

Promoting active transportation in urban, suburban and rural settings can present challenges for municipalities — and inspire innovative solutions that others can learn from.

Late last year, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer launched the Canadian Municipal Active Transportation Policy Map, a bilingual map that has been populated with active transportation policies from the Partnership's Prevention Policies Directory. The Map brings the Directory to life, and helps Canadian researchers, practitioners, and policy specialists quickly and easily find and share active transportation policies from across the country.
Available now: Colorectal Cancer Screening in Canada: Program Performance Results Report, January 2009 - December 2011

Colorectal cancer is a significant health problem in Canada: it is the third most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death in the country.¹ The Colorectal Cancer Screening in Canada Program Performance Results Report will assist in the advancement of organized colorectal cancer screening program development and quality monitoring throughout Canada.

The report presents early results for key indicators and targets for provinces with organized colorectal cancer screening programs from January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2011. It also provides information on program planning for provinces and territories where organized colorectal cancer screening programs are in development.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer gratefully acknowledges the provinces and territories as well as the editorial committee, chaired by Yvonne Taylor, for their contributions to the very first publication of the Colorectal Cancer Screening in Canada Program Performance Results Report.
New resources highlight the need for culturally safe cancer care in First Nations communities

While cancer affects everyone, rates of common cancers have increased among First Nations, Inuit and Métis people in the past few decades and in some populations are now at or above those in the general Canadian population. A new report released December 16, 2013 examines cancer control for First Nations across Canada and provides a baseline against which progress can be measured over the coming years.

"First Nations view health from a holistic perspective, so when we are presented with a problem, we look at it using many different lenses," says Dr. Evan Adams, Board Member for the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer. "This report attempts to do just that. It looks at the many unique aspects of the cancer journey faced by First Nations, as well as showcasing the leading clinical practices and models of care to advance cancer control in our communities." Read more...
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¹ Canadian Cancer Society's Steering Committee on Cancer Statistics. Canadian cancer statistics 2013. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society; 2013.

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