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JUNE 2018
 
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EMOTIONAL HEALTH AND THE TRANSITION TO SURVIVORSHIP CARE

Transitioning from cancer treatment to survivorship can bring many challenges, including changes in sexual intimacy, depression, anxiety, and fear about cancer returning. Many of these concerns are difficult to recognize and express and are therefore left undetected and untreated. In this publication, we highlight these emotional challenges and identify ways the health system can better support the emotional recovery needs of cancer survivors as they transition from oncology treatment to primary and community care settings.

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ALMOST HALF OF COLORECTAL CANCERS ARE FOUND AT LATE STAGES, REPORT FINDS

Almost half of colorectal cancers are diagnosed after they have spread to the lymph nodes or other parts of the body, according to a special report released by the Canadian Cancer Society. Although most provinces and territories offer organized cancer screening programs to support early detection, estimates suggest none of the programs are meeting the target of at least 60 per cent participation.

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THE FUTURE OF PREVENTION IS ALMOST HERE



In the past 10 years, more than 300,000 Canadians have agreed to join the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), a pan-Canadian platform for research on chronic disease prevention. The June edition of Maclean’s magazine explores how the CPTP health database is helping researchers better understand the lifestyle, genetic and environmental factors linked with cancer and chronic disease development – knowledge that is essential for disease prevention and control.

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A CAREER IN PROFILE: DR. DEB DUDGEON



Congratulations to Dr. Deb Dudgeon, Senior Scientific Lead of our Person-Centred Perspective team, on receiving the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Canadian Society of Palliative Care Physicians (CSPCP). The award recognizes Dr. Dudgeon for her sustained and lasting influence in palliative education and research and for her contributions as one of the ‘CSPCP Pioneers.’ Award recipients were honoured at the Advanced Learning in Palliative Medicine Conference held May 31 to June 2 in Toronto.

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PARTNERSHIP PRESENTS RESEARCH AT THE CAHSPR CONFERENCE AND THE ARCC CONFERENCE

Reducing tobacco use rates to less than five per cent by 2035 is one of the national ambitions laid out in the federal tobacco strategy. Meeting this target could save the cancer system more than $104 million in 2035 alone – costs that could be redirected towards smoking prevention and cessation programs. Have a pressing policy challenge? Tackle it with the OncoSim tool.

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