Archive for: World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day 2016

World Cancer Day 2016

This year’s theme, ‘We Can. I Can.’ is the beginning of the Union for International Cancer Control’s (UICC) three-year international campaign to highlight the collaborative efforts needed, from collectives and individuals, to alleviate the burden of cancer.

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We Can, I Can

The video embodies this year’s World Cancer Day theme by emphasizing how individual stories can 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 physician’s care, which in turns helps a patient.

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World Cancer Day also marks the launch of YourCancerStory, an online initiative by the Partnership to capture stories of Canadians who have been touched by cancer.

Shelly Jaimeson

Interview with Shelly Jamieson

The Partnership’s CEO, Shelly Jamieson, shares the learnings from the day that had the deepest impact on her and which could change the face of cancer control in Canada.

Chris Power

Interview with Chris Power

The Partnership’s Chair, Chris Power, reflects on the World Cancer Day Event.

Dr. Heather Bryant

Interview with Dr. Heather Bryant

At the end of the Cancer Control Day Event at the MaRS Centre, Dr. Heather Bryant reflects on how patient centred care and the need for more and better data were two themes that ran through the sessions.

Dr. Jon Kerner

Interview with Dr. Jon Kerner

The Partnership’s Dr. Jon Kerner discusses the polarities of cancer control interventions at the personal and systemic levels.

Dr. Verna Mai

Interview with Dr. Verna Mai

The Partnership’s Dr. Verna Mai discusses evidence-based interventions for cancer control.

Dr. Ken Stewart

Interview with Dr. Ken Stewart

Dr. Ken Stewart highlights the advances he’s most positive about in the system level of cancer control.

Dr. Deborah Dudgeon

Interview with Dr. Deborah Dudgeon

The Partnership’s Dr. Deborah Dudgeon discusses palliative care and cancer.

Dr. David Armstrong

Interview with Dr. David Armstrong

Dr. David Armstrong discusses advances in colorectal screening and cancer prevention.

Dr. Blake Gilks

Interview with Dr. Blake Gilks

Dr. Blake Gilks discusses advances in gynaecological cancer control and prevention.