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August 26, 2015
Progress in Action: Annual Highlights 2014/15 presents recent achievements of Canada's cancer strategy
Progress in Action: Annual Highlights 2014/15 presents recent achievements of Canada’s cancer strategy The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to present Progress in Action: Annual Highlights 2014/15, showcasing selected achievements of the Partnership's recent work with partners throughout the cancer community. The report highlights how the collaborative efforts of Canada's cancer community are delivering results and moving the national cancer strategy closer to its 10-year goals.

Progress in Action offers a brief summary of the accomplishments of 2014/15. A more detailed view of the Partnership's work is available in the full 2014/15 annual report and on partnershipagainstcancer.ca/impact. The progress we are making together would simply not be possible without the unprecedented collaboration that is now taking place, and we acknowledge the significant contributions of our partners.

Legacy of Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village is a healthy, active community
New Toronto community purposely built to incorporate physical activity into everyday tasks
Legacy of Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village is a healthy, active community As athletes involved in the Pan Am/Parapan Am Games pack up to return home, the cancer control community applauds what they leave behind: a new Toronto community that's been purposely built to promote a healthy lifestyle.

The West Don Lands site, which includes the CIBC Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village, has sidewalks double or triple the usual size, designed to promote more walking and cycling. At its heart is the Corktown Common, a leafy green park with walking trails and splash pad, around which the neighbourhood radiates.

Why does this matter to the cancer community? Because a growing body of evidence shows that an active lifestyle can play a key role in reducing
cancer risks. Read more…
Call for Canadian cancer costing research article submissions for special edition of Current Oncology
Current Oncology is seeking research article submissions for a special supplemental issue dedicated to original Canadian cancer costing research to be published in 2016. Submissions are due September 30, 2015.

Submissions can include studies for any cancer using regional, provincial or national data sources, to evaluate any one of the following themes:
  • Burden of illness studies;
  • Costs of interventions, programs and policies;
  • Applied costing studies;
  • Direct costs borne by patient or other payers;
  • Indirect costs around lost earnings and/or productivity;
  • Population health modeling studies;
  • Studies adapting models for the Canadian context.

For submission guidelines and how to apply, click here.

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