Canadian partnership against cancer
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In Brief
January 29, 2015
The Partnership promotes greater integration of tobacco control and cancer control
The Partnership promotes greater integration of tobacco control and cancer control During National Non-Smoking Week, January 18-25, Canadians are reminded of the dangers of tobacco use and encouraged to quit smoking. While there have been marked reductions in tobacco use in Canada over the past 40 years, smoking remains the number one cause of cancer and approximately 20 per cent of Canadians continue to use tobacco on an occasional or regular basis. Read More…

The Partnership marks World Cancer Day 2015
The Partnership marks World Cancer Day 2015 On February 4 the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer will mark World Cancer Day by convening cancer control experts from across the country to share and celebrate the success achieved in cancer control and reflect on opportunities for future directions. Participants will gain insights into emerging innovations in cancer control and have an opportunity to meet and network with colleagues and partners from across the country. In addition, the CN Tower in Toronto will be lit in blue and orange on February 4 to recognize World Cancer Day.

Follow @Cancer_Strategy with the hashtag #WorldCancerDay on Twitter or 'like' the Partnership on Facebook for updates on World Cancer Day.

World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control, a leading international non-governmental organization that unites the cancer community to reduce the global cancer burden, promote greater equity, and integrate cancer control into the world health and development agenda.
Lung cancer screening framework can help maximize benefits, reduce risk
Lung Cancer Screening Framework Can Help Maximize Benefits, Reduce Risks Following new evidence that suggests screening via low-dose CT scans could help reduce lung cancer-related deaths in high-risk populations, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer's pan-Canadian Lung Cancer Screening Initiative has developed the Lung Cancer Screening Framework for Canada to help interested provinces and territories design targeted early detection programs for high-risk populations. Read more…

Online at 1 in 3: An in-depth look at evidence
Online at 1 in 3: An in-depth look at evidence In the evidence issue of 1 in 3, we discuss how evidence helps inform decision making.

In the first episode of our new video series, Franny and Zooey Explain..., we learn three key principles of critical thinking: correlation is not causality, extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof, and false conclusions come from cherry-picked data. In the second episode of our Evidently podcast, we speak with a cancer researcher, a doctor, journalists, and a patient navigator to discover how we get evidence right, and how it can go wrong. Finally, in an interview with Dr. Anne Katz from Cancer Care Manitoba, we discover how to talk to patients about evidence.

Visit blog.cancerview.ca to see the latest issue of 1 in 3.

Available now: Colorectal Cancer Screening in Canada: Monitoring & Evaluation of Quality Indicators – Results Report, January 2011 – December 2012
Available now: Colorectal Cancer Screening in Canada: Monitoring & Evaluation of Quality Indicators – Results Report, January 2011 – December 2012 Colorectal cancer is a significant health challenge 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: Monitoring & Evaluation of Quality Indicators – Results Report, January 2011 – December 2012 will assist in the advancement of organized colorectal cancer screening program development and quality monitoring throughout Canada.

The report, which builds on the 2009 – 2011 Program Performance Results Report, presents results for key indicators and targets for provinces with organized colorectal cancer screening programs from January 2011 to December 2012. A special topic section in the report addresses wait times for colonoscopies in each of the 13 provinces and territories.

1 Canadian Cancer Society’s Steering Committee on Cancer Statistics. Canadian cancer statistics 2014. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society; 2014.
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