Media Advisory - Latest Canadian Cancer Statistics out Thursday

    VANCOUVER, April 15 /CNW/ - A new report that includes first-of-its-kind
information about cancer patterns, trends and gaps in care and service for
young people with cancer (age 15-29) will be released in BC this Thursday,
April 16, 2009 following a Canadian Cancer Society briefing in Toronto at
10:00am EDT.
    Canadian Cancer Statistics 2009 highlights the current state of cancer in
Canada, predictive statistics for the year, and a look at what challenges

    WHAT:  Release of Canadian Cancer Statistics 2009, Thursday, April 16,
           2009, 10:00am EDT.
           -  A webcast of the media conference is available at:
  (click on "live webcast
           schedule"). The conference will be archived at the same link
           (click on "archived webcast events).

    WHO:   Barbara Kaminsky, CEO for the Canadian Cancer Society, BC and
           Yukon Division will be available for interviews.

           Also available: A young person who has been diagnosed with cancer
           between the ages of 15 and 29 will also be available to speak to
           media as well as a researcher and Associate Professor of
           Pathology, UBC, whose research focuses on synovial sarcomas, a
           cancer that typically affects young adults.

For further information:

For further information: Media contact: Kristine Carrick, Manager, Media
Relations, Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon Division, T: (604) 675-7340, C:
(604) 831-2598, E:

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