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MARCH 2018
 
IN BRIEF
 
 
ANNOUNCING A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
 
The University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health will be the new scientific partner of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), Canada’s largest-ever health research platform. With data from over 300,000 Canadians aged 30 to 74 who volunteered to share health and biological information, CPTP has been a cornerstone of the Partnership’s work for the past decade. The University of Toronto will enable a strong vision for CPTP and support leading-edge health research, under the scientific leadership of Dr. Philip Awadalla and with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research as a key partner.

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NATIONAL SURGERY STANDARDS PUBLISHED FOR GYNECOLOGIC ONCOLOGY AND THORACIC SURGERY
 
 
The Partnership released two new reports to provide national standards of practice for gynecologic oncology and thoracic surgery. The standards were created in response to the tremendous variability in how each province delivers cancer care services, as demonstrated in the 2015 report, Approaches to High-Risk, Resource Intensive Cancer Surgical Care in Canada. The reports provide insight into how surgical cancer care can be improved across Canada.
 
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NORTHWEST TERRITORIES LAUNCH INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE RESOURCES TO SUPPORT CANCER CARE
 
 
A Partnership-funded initiative in the Northwest Territories (NWT) published resources to improve cancer-related communication between First Nations and health officials in various dialects of North Slavey, one of the 11 official languages recognized in NWT. The resources represent tangible movement towards the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s call to support the revitalization and preservation of Indigenous languages in Canada.
 
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WHERE YOU LIVE MAY BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN GENETICS WHEN IT COMES TO RESPIRATORY HEALTH: NEW STUDY
 
 
Environmental exposures like air pollution may be a bigger determinant of respiratory health than genetics, according to a new study from the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR). The study uncovers new insights into how our genes respond to environmental stimuli using data provided by the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) and its Quebec arm (CARTaGENE).

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REVIEWING AND RENEWING THE CANADIAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM: AT HOME AND ABROAD
 
 
A special issue of The Lancet examines the Canadian health care system and its role on the global health stage. The series identifies areas where Canada has traditionally excelled, as well as challenges facing the system, including health disparities between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples, universal health coverage, access to care, and gender equality.

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WORLD CANCER LEADERS MEET IN TORONTO TO ADVANCE CANCER CONTROL
 
In early March, the Partnership attended the Toronto Global Cancer Control Conference hosted by the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at the University Health Network and the Dalla Lana School of Public Health at the University of Toronto. Highlights of our activities at the conference include:

Craig Earle, Vice-President, Cancer Control, led a panel discussion on incorporating reconciliation practices into Indigenous cancer programme and policy development.

Read the corresponding article to learn about narrowing gaps in health outcomes and care between First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples and non-Indigenous groups in Canada.

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The Partnership’s health economics team and its collaborators received the “Best Poster Award” for their work on colorectal cancer screening in Canada.

Congratulations to the contributing authors, who were recognized by a panel of international cancer control experts, judged in a field of 92 accepted posters.

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