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In Brief
November 26, 2015
Disparities in care point to need for complex cancer surgical centres
Progress in Action: Annual Highlights 2014/15 presents recent achievements of Canada's cancer strategy There is “tremendous” variance in in-hospital mortality, resection rates and length of stay outcomes in high-risk cancer surgical care across Canada, says a new study commissioned by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and led by Dr. Christian Finley, a thoracic surgeon at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Hamilton.

“If our goal is to improve cancer care and outcomes, the evidence tells us that patients requiring complex surgeries can benefit from having their procedure performed at a regional centre of excellence, where these types of surgery would be performed more often,” said Dr. Christian Finley, a thoracic surgeon at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Hamilton and lead author of the Approaches to High-Risk, Resource Intensive Cancer Surgical Care in Canada paper. Read more...
Prostate cancer treatment varies widely in Canada
Significant variations in treatment approaches can be seen
across provinces
Legacy of Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village is a healthy, active community Low-risk prostate cancer patients in Canada may be opting for treatment with major life-changing side-effects without fully understanding other options, including the choice to forego treatment unless the disease progresses, a new report reveals.

The Prostate Cancer Control in Canada: A System Performance Spotlight Report, produced by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, shows more could be done to help patients understand their disease, treatment options and side effects and to provide patient-centred care.

CCRA, Highlight The report features voices of prostate cancer survivors from different parts of the country. Prostate cancer survivors also shared their experiences in a Spotlight Series – Prostate Cancer Chat, a men’s health roundtable. Read more...
Outstanding researchers recognized at the 2015 Canadian Cancer Research Conference
Legacy of Pan Am/Parapan Am Athletes' Village is a healthy, active community The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) recognized four researchers for their outstanding contributions to the cancer research community at the recent Canadian Cancer Research Conference. The awards are part of a biennial recognition program. Congratulations to the following researchers:
  • Dr. Michael F. Evans from St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto: Distinguished Service to Cancer Research award
  • Dr. Morag Park of McGill University and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre: Exceptional Leadership in Cancer Research award
  • Dr. Joseph L. Pater of Queen’s University and the NCIC Clinical Trials Group: Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award
  • Dr. Nahum Sonenberg of McGill University and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre: Outstanding Achievements in Cancer Research award
Canada’s cancer research community convened at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference from November 8-10 in Montréal. Nearly 1,000 researchers from across the cancer care spectrum attended the three-day event hosted by the CCRA. Highlights included opportunities for networking and an information session on the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, Canada’s largest population health research platform.
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