TORONTO, Jan. 30, 2013 /CNW/ - Media representatives and the public are invited to attend The Campaign to Control Cancer (C2CC) World Cancer Day event on Monday, February 04, 2013 at MaRS Centre. The free event will highlight new approaches to cancer control where speakers will address some of the confusion and misunderstanding about the disease, helping to debunk four of the most common cancer myths.
The event will also feature a showcase of exhibits from partners - students, government agencies, charities, corporate supporters and others - engaged in cancer control and care.
It will be the perfect time to take pictures and images and conduct interviews.
- Dr. Brent Schacter, Chair, Board of Directors, C2CC, co-chair of the Canadian Task Force on Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer
- Dr. Ilse Treurnicht, CEO, MaRS Discovery District
- Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, President of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Medical Director of the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre at the University Health Network in Toronto, Canada and Regional Vice-President of Cancer Care Ontario for Toronto South
- Paul Alofs, CEO, Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation
- Shelly Jamieson, CEO, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
- Dr. Craig Earle, medical oncologist at Sunnybrook's Odette Cancer Centre, Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto, Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences and the Director of Health Services Research for Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
- The Campaign to Control Cancer (C2CC) World Cancer Day Symposium is a free event that will also be live streamed to a worldwide audience. All that is needed is to register at http://controlcancer.ca/cancer-day-register/.
- MaRS Centre Auditorium, 101 College Street, Toronto, Ontario
- Monday, February 4, 2013 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event hosted by the C2CC, MaRS, the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research and the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation and is sponsored by Janssen Canada and AstraZeneca Canada.
The Campaign to Control Cancer is a national coalition of more than 70 leading Canadian cancer organizations that include Canada's leading grassroots cancer patient, professional, charitable and corporate organizations, working in unison to champion a better response to cancer control in Canada. This coalition includes cancer patients, nurses, radiation therapist, patients, doctors, families, advocates, researchers, corporate sponsors, cancer groups and survivors that are dedicated to cutting cancer down to size through knowledge, change and action. Find out more about C2CC at www.controlcancer.ca.
World Cancer Day is an initiative of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC).
SOURCE: CAMPAIGN TO CONTROL CANCER (C2CC)
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