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In Brief
February 25, 2016
Setting the course for 2017-2022 and beyond
We see progress More than a decade ago, the Canadian cancer community came together in an unprecedented effort to address the growing challenge presented by rising rates of cancer and cancer deaths in this country.

We created a shared cancer strategy with three ambitious goals: a future in which fewer Canadians develop cancer, fewer die from it, and those affected by the disease have a better quality of life.

We see progress, the 2017-2022 strategic plan, celebrates the real system-level change and innovation that is underway across Canada. While much work remains, we can say confidently that, together, we are on target to meet the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control's 30-year goals.

Building on our learnings, progress and successes in the first decade of the Strategy, the strategic plan is grounded in five themes:

    •     Quality
    •     Equity
    •     Seamless patient experience
    •     Maximize data impact
    •     Sustainable system

The plan builds on the Partnership's collaborative approach and reflects extensive consultation with more than 130 partners, stakeholders and patient advisors to gather input on issues, gaps and opportunities. This groundwork was critical to developing a strategic plan that reflects our partners and the priorities of Canadians – the people to whom this work matters most. Read more…
“We can” improve cancer control in Canada
We can. I can. On February 4, in events taking place around the world, cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, advocates, clinicians and others celebrated World Cancer Day alongside the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and the Union for International Cancer Control by exploring ways “we can” improve the cancer journey.

Under the campaign theme “We can. I can.” World Cancer Day represents a unique opportunity to draw attention to what can be done to reverse the impact of cancer and save lives. The “We” refers to what government, charities and business can do, while the “I” recognizes individual efforts – such as eating less red and preserved meat, exercising regularly and cutting tobacco and alcohol use – that can help prevent cancer. Read more…
Introducing YourCancerStory: An online initiative to capture stories of Canadians touched by cancer
YourCancerStory World Cancer Day marked the launch of YourCancerStory, an online initiative by the Partnership to capture stories of Canadians who have been touched by cancer. As a demonstration of the Partnership’s commitment to patient engagement, this virtual platform allows individuals to submit testimonial videos to share their personal cancer experiences.

Patients, families, caregivers, volunteers, professionals and more are encouraged to share their stories in an effort to help each other, inform policy and influence practice. By gathering these stories, the Partnership aims to better understand and share personal experiences within the cancer system to ensure that patients, families and caregivers are equal partners in their care. Visit yourcancerstory.ca to see more.
We can, I can video emphasizes how individual stories come together to make a lasting difference
“We can, I can” embodies this year’s World Cancer Day theme by emphasizing how individual stories come together to make a lasting difference. It demonstrates the interconnectedness between various perspectives along the cancer control continuum – for example, a researcher’s work supports a health care provider, which in turn helps a patient.

Watch the video here:
The Partnership welcomes new Board members and advisors
The Partnership is pleased to announce the following recent appointments:

Tracey Barbrick joined the Partnership’s Board of Directors. The Board reflects the broad range of stakeholders in the cancer control domain. It 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.

Christian Finley, MD, joined the Partnership as Expert Lead, Clinical Measures. In this role he provides content-specific advice and expertise on improving the quality of surgical oncology, as well as using Geographic Information Systems spatial mapping techniques to map system performance in cancer control in Canada.
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