Cancer Drugs in Canada: Costs and Challenges

    TORONTO, April 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Dr. Anthony Fields will be this year's
keynote speaker at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Canadian Association
of Medical Oncologists. His presentation entitled "Cancer Drugs in Canada:
Costs and Challenges" will be webcast live starting at 8 a.m. on Thursday
April 30, 2009 at
from the Delta Chelsea Hotel, Churchill Ballroom in Toronto.
    Dr. Fields is Vice-President, Cancer Corridor, Alberta Health Services
and Professor, Department of Oncology and Department of Medicine, University
of Alberta. His clinical practice in gastrointestinal oncology is located at
the Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton. Dr. Fields was a member of the founding
executive and the fourth president of CAMO. Past President of the National
Cancer Institute, Dr. Fields is a member of the Steering Committee, and Chair
of the Advisory Committee, of the Joint Oncology Drug Review.
    This webinar is part of the ongoing educational webinar program of the
Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists and the Canadian Oncology
Societies developed under the guidance of Dr. Charles Butts, Cross Cancer
Institute & President of CAMO; Dr. Amil Shah, BC Cancer Agency, Dr. Kiran
Virik, Medical Oncologist, QEII HSC, Dr. Benôit Samson, Medical Oncologist,
Hôpital Charles-LeMoyne and Dr. Jean Maroun, Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre,
with educational funding from AstraZeneca, Novartis, Roche, and
    Dr. Field's presentation will be archived at

    The Canadian Association of Medical Oncologists contributes to cancer
control through research, education, and clinical practice in prevention,
screening, diagnosis, treatment, supportive care, palliative care and
rehabilitation. The Association is committed to achieving and maintaining,
among its members, excellence in clinical and scholarly activity, within a
culture of compassion and respect for human dignity.

For further information:

For further information: Daniele Saintonge, CAMO, (613) 730-6284,; Charles Pitts, COS, 877 990-9044,

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