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In Brief
May 28, 2015
2015 edition of Canadian Cancer Statistics predicts surge in
age-related cancers
2015 edition of Canadian Cancer Statistics predicts surge in age-related cancers The 2015 edition of Canadian Cancer Statistics, recently released by the Canadian Cancer Society, provides updated estimates of the state of cancer in Canada, with a special focus on future predictions to 2030. The number of new cancer cases in Canada is expected to rise about 40 per cent in the next 15 years, which is largely attributable to Canada's aging population, as well as predicted population growth. The age-standardized incidence rate for cancer – an indicator of individual risk – will not change substantially. In 2030, an estimated 277,000 Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer, up from about 200,000 this year, and 155,000 a decade ago.

The 2015 statistics publication also highlights estimates of potential future impacts of screening for lung cancer, colorectal cancer and cervical cancer generated by the Partnership's Cancer Risk Management Model, a web-based tool that draws on multiple Canadian data sources to undertake advanced microsimulation to assess the costs and benefits of various cancer control interventions.

Modeling found that health care savings of more than $30 million could be realized each year if population-based cervical screening programs begin tailoring testing to take into account a woman's HPV vaccination status. Findings from the CRMM also points to greater results from lung cancer screening programs when coupled with smoking cessation.

Read Canadian Cancer Statistics 2015.
The Partnership welcomes Mary O'Neill to its Board of Directors
The Partnership is pleased to welcome
Mary O'Neill to its Board of Directors. Ms. O'Neill is also a member of the Strategic Advisory Council of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, having enrolled as a participant in the Alberta Tomorrow Project.

The Partnership's Board of Directors reflects the broad range of stakeholders in the cancer control domain. The board is made up of representatives from cancer and health organizations; federal, provincial and territorial government agencies and departments; patient organizations; individuals and families affected by cancer; clinicians and health-care providers; researchers and the Aboriginal community.
Call for volunteers: Health system experts, clinicians and health professionals
Achieving better cancer outcomes for all Canadians requires a collaborative approach that involves clinicians, health system leaders and people personally affected by cancer. That's why the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer relies on the input and expertise of a range of individuals and groups through various advisory structures and volunteer opportunities. These perspectives are critical to the Partnership's success in reducing the incidence of cancer, lessening the likelihood of Canadians dying from cancer and enhancing the quality of life for those affected by cancer.

A call for applications is now underway to recruit volunteers for the Partnership's Advisory Groups, Steering Committees, Expert Panels and Working Groups. Interested individuals are invited to submit an application package no later than June 30, 2015. For more information about the application process,  click here.
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