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JU‌NE 20‌17
 
IN BRIEF
 
INTRODUCING THE PARTNERSHIP’S NEW CEO: CYNTHIA MORTON
 
 
We are pleased to announce the appointment of Cynthia (or Cindy) Morton as CEO of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer effective Ju‌ly 2‌4‌th, 20‌17. Cindy’s appointment comes at an exciting time as we celebrate ten years of progress in the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.

As a cancer survivor, Cindy shares with us a genuine passion to transform the system to better meet the needs of patients and families affected by cancer.

With strong experience in public service leadership and stakeholder engagement, Cindy is an expert in building and expanding partnerships across Canada – one of the many reasons she makes a perfect addition to our team.

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LANGUAGE A BARRIER IN CANCER SCREENING FOR WOMEN IN CANADA: NEW REPORT
 
Cancer System Performance | 2017 Report  
The Partnership has released the 2017 Cancer System Performance Report, which found that language may be a barrier for certain groups of Canadian women in getting screened for cervical cancer.

The data show women aged 21-69 who do not speak English or French at home are three times more likely to never have had a Pap test (around 26 per cent) compared to those who speak either language (only 8 per cent) – Pap tests are one of the most effective ways to screen for cervical cancer.

In addition to these findings, Cancer System Performance tells the story of the current state of Canada’s cancer control system, as told by national indicators.

The story begins with a look at the quality and equity of care. It tells a tale of health disparities, driven by social conditions such as where patients live, how much money they make, and the languages they speak.

It looks at the system in its current state, while searching for ways to deliver care of the highest possible quality and value in a manner that is sustainable for generations to come.

In its own way, the story is symbolic of a much larger shift taking place within the system – a shift from disease-centred care into one that provides a seamless experience for patients and families.

Although the story continues to unfold, we realize richer, more comparable data can help us paint a much clearer picture of the cancer system.

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CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY RELEASES NEW STATISTICS
 
Cancer System Performance | 2017 Report  
Nearly one in two Canadians is expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime and one in four will die from the disease, according to the 2017 edition of the Canadian Cancer Statistics. The annual publication, released on June 20, provides updated estimates of the state of cancer in Canada with a special focus on pancreatic cancer. The report outlines progress that has been made, challenges that remain, and how the statistics can be used to guide future efforts in cancer control.

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