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In Brief
April 29, 2014
Now online at 1 in 3: An in-depth look at palliative care in Canada
In the latest issue of 1 in 3, we speak with experts in the field of palliative care—pioneer Dr. Balfour Mount looks back on his career and the evolution of palliative care in Canada, Dr. James Downar talks about the importance of communication in palliative care, and Dr. Sandy Buchman lays out the principles of good palliative care. As usual, the issue also includes recommended resources for health-care professionals, and patient and caregiver perspectives on palliative care.

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Innovative initiatives across Canada aim to improve cancer patients' experience
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer announces $13 million in funding for partner organizations
Every person who is living with cancer is unique, and so is that person's cancer journey. The person-centred perspective in cancer care is driven by the needs, values and priorities of the person receiving the care. The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to announce $13 million in funding to provinces, territories and cancer organizations across Canada that will focus on best practices that address patients' needs and improve cancer care delivery. Read more...
Report highlights the need for culturally safe cancer care in Inuit communities
Although relatively unknown to past generations, cancer has become the second-highest cause of death in the Inuit population and is having a profound effect on patients, their families and communities. The incidence of cancer is rising and social determinants of health and behavioural factors interact in complex and individual ways to raise the risk of Inuit developing cancer. A new report released April 14 examines cancer control for Inuit across Canada and provides a baseline against which progress can be measured over the coming years. Read more...
Pan-Canadian, collaborative approach to improve the health of Canadians
New initiatives driving better health outcomes by helping to shape lifestyles to prevent cancer and chronic diseases
More than 100 organizations across Canada are uniting as partners in a series of projects designed to improve the health of Canadians by preventing chronic disease. In phase two of the Coalitions Linking Action and Science for Prevention (CLASP) initiative, a total of $15.3 million is being invested in eight projects to address issues such as obesity, tobacco use, screening for cancer and chronic disease, and the unique health needs of First Nations communities. Read more...
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