TORONTO, June 24, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes the
Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation, announced today by federal
Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose. The advisory panel will explore how
the federal government can foster innovation and improve patient care
and sustainability of the healthcare system.
"The Canadian Cancer Society believes strongly that all Canadians must
have timely access to high-quality, affordable healthcare," says Pamela
Fralick, President and CEO, Canadian Cancer Society. "Establishing the
advisory panel is an important step towards fostering innovation that
will improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of Canada's healthcare
system. We are also pleased that important cancer-related issues will
be brought to the advisory panel through the appointment to the panel
of Chris Powers, Chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer."
Fralick adds that the Canadian Cancer Society is looking forward to
providing its unique perspective to the panel's deliberations. "Our
work in communities across Canada means we can bring the important
voice of people touched by cancer to the panel."
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization
of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the
quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and
volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers,
in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are
working with Canadians to change cancer forever. For more information,
visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at
1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).
SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Society (National Office)
For further information:
Bilingual Communications Specialist
Canadian Cancer Society