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In Brief
February 27, 2014
Canadians with lower income often less likely to receive potentially life-saving cancer tests and treatments
A new report, System Performance Special Focus Report: Examining Disparities in Cancer Control, released on February 13, 2014 uncovers potentially important disparities in the cancer care received by Canadians based on how much they earn, where they live, and if they are recent immigrants or Canadian-born. Led by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the report shows that people from the poorest urban neighbourhoods are less likely to survive cancer compared with urban residents from the richest neighbourhoods and that this might be related to inequities in access to diagnosis and treatment services. Read more...
Available now: Cervical Cancer Screening in Canada: Program Performance Results Report, January 2009 - December 2011
Although screening has led to significant reductions in cervical cancer incidence and mortality in Canada, over 1,400 Canadian women are diagnosed with invasive cervical cancer each year.1,2 The Cervical Cancer Screening in Canada: Program Performance Results Report will help provinces and territories identify and address gaps in cervical cancer screening and treatment.

This is the second report on the performance of cervical cancer screening programs in Canada. It presents data for 12 program performance indicators for women aged 20 to 69 years in eight provinces, plus descriptive information about the use of HPV testing and immunization. Data availability has increased significantly since the 2006 - 2008 report, most importantly for indicators that use colposcopy or histology data.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer gratefully acknowledges the screening program data analysts, the Pan-Canadian Cervical Screening Network and the Monitoring & Evaluation Working Group, chaired by Kathleen Decker, for their contributions to this report.
World Cancer Day 2014: Busting cancer myths
For World Cancer Day 2014, the Partnership asked Canadians on the street and experts from across the country to share their thoughts around common cancer myths and misconceptions. Watch the videos to test your own knowledge and to learn the truth behind each myth. Read more...
Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project enrolls close to 300,000 volunteers in landmark project for cancer and chronic disease research
The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, one of the largest research platforms in the world has succeeded in engaging Canadians across the country and reached its goal of enrolling close to 300,000 participants in Canada. That is about 1-in-55 Canadians between 35 and 69 years old, voluntarily engaging in a project that will help researchers understand the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases. Read more...
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¹ Canadian Cancer Society's Steering Committee on Cancer Statistics. Canadian cancer statistics 2008. Toronto: Canadian Cancer Society; 2008.
² Canadian Cancer Society's Advisory Committee on Cancer Statistics. Canadian cancer statistics 2013. Toronto: Canadian Cancer Society; 2013.

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