Invitation - Clinical research and cancer in Quebec



    
        Help for the Patients of Quebec in their Fight Against Cancer
    LAUNCHING OF A QUEBEC-WIDE CLINICAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION IN CANCER
    
    MONTREAL, May 12 /CNW Telbec/ - On May 14, 2009, the media is invited to
attend a press conference announcing the creation of a Quebec-wide consortium
of experts whose focus is cancer research. The timing of the announcement
coincides with the first day of the National Conference to Defeat Cancer in
Quebec. An investment partnership will also be announced at that time.
According to available data, one in three Quebeckers will develop cancer in
his or her lifetime.
    Attending the press conference will be Yves Joanette, President and Chief
Executive Officer of the Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ); Paul
Lévesque, President, Pfizer Canada; Dr. Gerald Batist, Director of the Segal
Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital, and Chair of the McGill Oncology
Department; Dr. Luc Bélanger, Director, Laval University Cancer Research
Centre / l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (CHUQ); and Dr. Pierre Audet-Lapointe,
spokesperson for the Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec.

    The press conference will be held on Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 11:00
a.m. at the Hyatt Regency Montreal, site of the National Conference to Defeat
Cancer in Quebec.

    
    WHAT:  Press Conference
    WHO:   - Yves Joanette, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fonds de
             la recherche en santé du Québec
           - Paul Lévesque, President, Pfizer Canada
           - Dr. Gerald Batist, Director, Segal Cancer Centre, Jewish
             General Hospital, and Chair, McGill Oncology Department
           - Dr. Luc Bélanger, Director, Laval University Cancer Research
             Centre / l'Hôtel-Dieu de Québec (CHUQ)
           - Dr. Pierre Audet-Lapointe, Spokesperson, Coalition Priorité
             Cancer au Québec

    WHEN:  Thursday, May 14, 2009, at 11:00 a.m.

    WHERE: Hyatt Regency Montreal Hotel, Salon Alfred-Rouleau A
           1255 Jeanne Mance Street (corner of Jeanne-Mance and
           St. Catherine Sts.)
           Level 4 from the Complexe Desjardins, hotel and parking elevators
    




For further information:

For further information: and RSVP: Sylvie Robitaille, (514) 843-2354,
Cell: (514) 220-4979; Source: Fonds de la recherche en santé du Québec (FRSQ)

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