TORONTO, Feb. 9 /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).
Who is Shouldering the Cost: Half the total cost of cancer drugs
is for oral drugs and the trend for governments to shift the
burden to the private sector is now firmly entrenched. Reviewing
five years of expenditure data, researchers found where the money
is going and who is paying. For employers and those without
private insurance, the growing burden can become crushing. Which
way to go from here?
Community Oncology - Electronic Health Records: Electronic Health
Records can improve patient outcomes and health system efficiency
and accountability. They may play a critical role in the quality
of cancer care available in smaller communities. But is the main
opportunity being pursued?
HPV Vaccination Programs: A look at how the provinces are doing
with the federal money intended to prevent cervical cancer.
Provinces with the highest rates of cervical cancer have
restricted the program to the fewest age groups.
WHERE: Ballroom B, Intercontinental Hotel, 225 Front Street West, 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 at
WHEN: 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, February 10, 2009
WHO: Dr. James Gowing, hematologist, oncologist and Chair, CACC
Dr. William Hryniuk, medical oncologist and Past-Chair, CACC
Dr. Kong Khoo, medical oncologist and Vice-Chair, CACC
For further information:
For further information: Jacqueline Zonneville, (416) 848-1398;