Canadian Cancer Society to release Canadian Cancer Statistics 2009 on April 16



    Special focus on cancer in teenagers and young adults

    TORONTO, April 9 /CNW/ - Media are invited to a briefing where an expert
panel will highlight:

    
    -   Cancer patterns and trends, and gaps in care and services, for young
        people with cancer (15-29 years of age)

    -   where we're making progress in the overall battle against cancer,
        including updated statistics on cancer survival and prevalence

    -   what challenges remain

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        What:   Release of Canadian Cancer Statistics 2009 report
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        Where:  Munk Centre for International Studies
                University of Toronto
                Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility
                1 Devonshire Place
                Toronto, ON
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        When:   Thursday, April 16, 2009 10 a.m. EDT
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        Who:    -   Heather Logan, Senior Director,
                    Cancer Control Policy and Information,
                    Canadian Cancer Society
                -   Dr. Loraine Marrett, Chair Statistics Committee
                -   Dr. Ronald Barr, Pediatric and young adult clinician
                -   Shawn Sajkowski, cancer survivor
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    Canadian Cancer Statistics 2009 is prepared, printed and distributed
through a collaboration of the Canadian Cancer Society, the Public Health
Agency of Canada, Statistics Canada, provincial/territorial cancer registries,
as well as university-based and provincial/territorial cancer agency-based
cancer researchers.

    The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of
volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of
the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more
about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual
Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333. April is the Canadian Cancer
Society's Daffodil month.

    
    -   A webcast will be available of the media conference at:
        http://hosting.epresence.tv/munk/ (click on "live webcast schedule").
    





For further information:

For further information: Jamie Jo Alton, National Public Relations,
(416) 848-1370


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