Media Advisory - Queen's Park Breakfast for Launch of Ontario's New Colorectal Screening Program



    TORONTO, March 14 /CNW/ - In honour of National Colorectal Cancer
Awareness Month this March, the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is
holding an information session and breakfast at Queen's Park on March 17 to
raise awareness of colorectal cancer among MPPs, and inform them of the
importance of screening and timely access to effective treatments. The event
will also celebrate the April 2008 launch of Ontario's colorectal cancer
screening program.

    
    Speakers:    Hon. George Smitherman, MPP and Ontario Minister of Health
                 and Long-Term Care
                 Dr. Heather Bryant, Vice President of Cancer Control,
                 Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
                 Dr. Pierre Major, Medical Oncologist, Hamilton Regional
                 Cancer Centre
                 Dr. Carol Sawka, Vice President of Clinical Studies, Cancer
                 Care Ontario
                 Barry Stein, President, Colorectal Cancer Association of
                 Canada
    

    Date: Monday, March 17, 2008

    Time: 7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

    Location: Legislative Dining Room, Queen's Park (South Basement Entrance)

    Host: Ken Shaw, CTV Toronto News Anchor

    About the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada

    The Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada is a non-profit organization
dedicated to increasing awareness of colorectal cancer, supporting patients,
and advocating for national screening and timely access to effective medical
treatments.





For further information:

For further information: Luc Levasseur, Edelman Canada, Tel: (416)
979-1120 ext. 246, Email: luc.levasseur@edelman.com, www.colorectal-cancer.ca

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