Media Advisory - Front-line Cancer Care Professionals Recognized for Exceptional Patient Care



    Cancer Care Ontario to Present Human Touch Awards

    TORONTO, April 26 /CNW/ - Cancer patients depend on their health care 
professionals to help guide and support them through this difficult time.
Cancer Care Ontario's Human Touch Awards were established this year to
recognize and honour health care professionals who demonstrate exceptional and
compassionate care for cancer patients.

    
    What:   Presentation of the 2007 Human Touch Awards

    When:   Thursday, April 26th, 2007

    Time:   11:00 a.m.

    Where:  Metropolitan Hotel
            108 Chestnut Street, Toronto
            Room: Toronto A & B

    Who:    Award winners from across the province
            Richard Ling, Chairman, Board of Directors, Cancer Care Ontario
            Terrence Sullivan, PhD, President and CEO, Cancer Care Ontario
            Hon. George Smitherman, Minister of Health and Long-Term Care
            Jennifer Tory, Regional President, Greater Toronto Region, Royal
            Bank of Canada
    

    All part-time or full-time health care professionals and providers who
provide direct patient care at either a regional cancer centre or as part of
the Regional Cancer Program including home care, palliative care, public
health, community hospitals and primary care are eligible for the award.

    Cancer Care Ontario is a provincial agency that steers and coordinates
Ontario's cancer services and prevention efforts so that fewer people get
cancer and patients receive the highest quality of care.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Fiona Taylor, Senior Manager,
Media Relations & Public Affairs, Cancer Care Ontario, Tel: (416) 971-9800
ext. 3336, Email: Fiona.taylor@cancercare.on.ca


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