Media Advisory - It's the largest gathering of Canadian cancer reseachers in almost 50 years

    TORONTO, Nov. 16 /CNW/ - It's the largest gathering of Canadian cancer
researchers in almost 50 years. Join leading experts as they discuss, debate
and celebrate the impact of cancer research over the last 60 years at The
National Cancer Institute of Canada's 60th Anniversary Conference; Making
Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference.
    As Canada's premier research organization dedicated to supporting
outstanding cancer research and advancing cancer control, The National Cancer
Institute of Canada (NCIC) has made a significant impact on the fight against
cancer in Canada in the past 60 years.
    There are many successes to be celebrated: from bringing together the
best researchers in the world to focus on finding innovative advances in the
fight against cancer; to ensuring the funding is there to support researchers;
to watching exciting research findings move from the bench to the bedside, to
policy and into practice.
    There is great promise for the future as researchers accelerate our
progress towards the control of cancer; their impact is increasingly
international and changing every day practices around the world.
    The conference will bring together more than 500 researchers, health
professionals, policymakers and others involved in cancer research to discuss
recent advances.
    Please join us to hear more about the significant advances in cancer
research and care over the past 60 years. Speakers and presenters will be
available for media interviews.

    What:  National Cancer Institute of Canada 60th Anniversary Conference;
           Making Connections: A Canadian Cancer Research Conference

    When:  Friday, November 16 -   8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Conference
                                   7:00 PM - 10:00 PM first ever Diamond
                                   Jubilee Award presentations

           Saturday, November 17 - 7:30 AM - 3:40 PM

    Where: Intercontinental Toronto Centre Hotel
           225 Front Street West
           Toronto, Ontario

For further information:

For further information: Diana Robinson, Diana Robinson & Associates,
Phone: (416) 871-5420, E-mail:

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