Canadian Partnership Against Cancer congratulates Quebec Government on the launch of its Cancer Control Strategy



    TORONTO, Sept. 24 /CNW/ - Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Chair Jeff
Lozon today welcomed the Quebec Government's announcement of a Cancer Control
Strategy for the province.
    "The province should be commended for taking a patient-centred approach,"
said Mr. Lozon, following Quebec Health and Social Services Minister Philippe
Couillard's announcement.
    "Making it easier for patients to navigate their way through the system
and rebalancing the system to focus on the patient are key objectives
reflected in both the Quebec strategy and the Partnership's goals," said Mr.
Lozon.
    "We look forward to working with the Province of Quebec to reduce the
incidence of cancer, reduce the likelihood of dying of cancer, and improve the
quality of life of those living with cancer."
    The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is a new independent corporation
funded by the federal government. It is governed by representatives from
across the country and has Quebec government participation.
    "We look forward to building an even stronger relationship with the
Quebec government as we work together to control cancer for all Canadians,"
said Mr. Lozon.

    The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer was announced in November 2006 by
Prime Minister Stephen Harper. It is the first body to bring together patient
survivors, cancer experts and government representatives from across the
country to lead the implementation of a Canada-wide cancer strategy.
    For more information about the Partnership please visit
www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca





For further information:

For further information: Shirley Connor, Communications Officer,
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, (416) 313-2888,
Shirley.connor@partnershipagainstcancer.ca


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