TORONTO, Oct. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - The second Canadian Cancer Research Conference, hosted by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance, is taking place in Toronto November 3 to 6. This premier conference on Canadian cancer research is an exceptional opportunity for scientists to showcase new research in cancer prevention, early detection, new treatment therapies, patient care, survivorship and end-of-life care. Over 1000 researchers are expected from Canada and internationally.
Journalists are invited to attend plenary sessions at the conference and to interview experts before and during the conference.
What: 2nd biennial Canadian Cancer Research Conference.
Where: Sheraton Hotel downtown, 123 Queen Street West, Toronto.
When: November 4, 5 & 6 - Media registration opens on site @ 8 am.
For a complete list of experts for interviews please visit: http://www.ccra-acrc.ca/index.php/media-room
Conference plenary sessions open to media:
Monday Nov. 4 - 8:30 am: Cancer and Age
Tuesday Nov. 5 - 8:30 am: Ready, Set, Go: Implementation of Innovations into the Cancer System
Tuesday Nov. 5 - 1:00 pm: Cancer Metabolism from Prevention to Treatment
Wed. Nov. 6 - 8:30 am: Shared Solutions for Today's Bioethical and Societal Research Challenges
Wed. Nov. 6 - 8:30 am: Rewiring the Cancer Epigenome
Wed. Nov. 6 - 1:00 pm: Future of Cancer Research: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants (A Tribute to Tony Pawson)
The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) is comprised of 31 organizations that collectively represent the custodians of the majority of taxpayer dollar and donations devoted to investing in research that will lead to better ways to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer and improve survivor outcomes. Its membership includes federal research funding programs/agencies, provincial research agencies, provincial cancer care agencies, and national cancer charities. CCRA is motivated by the belief that, through effective collaboration, Canadian cancer research funding organizations can maximize their collective impact on cancer control and accelerate discovery for the ultimate benefit of Canadians affected by cancer. The CCRA is supported by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer through a financial contribution from Health Canada. For more information, please visit: http://www.ccra-acrc.ca
SOURCE: Canadian Cancer Research Alliance
For further information:
Lenore Bromley, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
(office): 416 915 9222 ext. 5781