TORONTO, Feb. 11 /CNW/ -
WHAT: Media are invited to join the Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada
(CACC) as we present important highlights from our annual Report
Card on Cancer in Canada(TM):
Cancer Drug Costs: Who is bearing the burden of cancer costs today,
private or public payers?
Cancer Drug Access and Public Funding Status: A province-by-province
review of access to cancer drugs featured in past reports, plus an
analysis of new therapies. How do the provinces rank in providing new
cancer therapies, and what are the new trends?
PET Scanning: Progress in access to PET scanning, but significant
regional differences persist.
Cancer Research: Canada needs ongoing public scrutiny of cancer
research objectives and results.
Young Adult Cancer Patients: The forgotten generation. Does the
cancer system understand the unique needs of this population?
Supportive Care and the Role of Nurses: Oncology nurses report
variable levels of supportive care services for cancer patients
across the country and too much time lost to non-nursing duties.
WHERE: Ballroom A, Intercontinental Hotel, 225 Front Street, Toronto
Full Report Card and all related materials will be on the CACC website by
10:30 a.m. the morning of the news conference www.canceradvocacy.ca
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 12, 2008
WHO: Dr. James Gowing, hematologist oncologist and Chair, CACC
Dr. William Hryniuk, medical oncologist and Past-Chair, CACC
Dr. Kong Khoo, medical oncologist (British Columbia)
For further information:
For further information: Sara McClelland/Jacqueline Zonneville, (416)
586-0180; Michelle Marchione, (647) 283-7466