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Canadian Cancer Society
New frontiers in cancer research presented at cancer conference
30 November 2011
Cancer scientists from across Canada will come together to share some of the most promising research at the first Canadian Cancer Research Conference from November 28 to 30. The conference will highlight the research that is improving our understanding of the many diseases that are cancer – from cancer prevention and early detection, to new treatment therapies and patient care, as well as survivorship and end-of-life care.
As Canada’s longest-standing funder of cancer research, the Canadian Cancer Society has made a significant impact in the fight against cancer in Canada. The Society’s reinvigorated research portfolio will continue to support a vibrant research community that is seeking ways to reduce cancer risk, reduce cancer deaths and improve the quality of life of those living with cancer.
“There is great promise for the future as Canadian researchers accelerate our progress towards the control of cancer,” says Dr Michael Wosnick, vice-president of research for the Canadian Cancer Society. “Thanks to research, not only are more people surviving and living longer, but the quality of their lives during and after treatment has improved dramatically. And we are closer than ever to fully understanding many of the diseases we call ‘cancer,’ which prepares us to face the challenges ahead.”
Some of the most promising research will be presented at a session sponsored by the Canadian Cancer Society and the Cancer Research Society titled New Frontiers in Cancer Research. The session will take place on Wednesday, November 30 at 12 p.m. Presenting are scientists who are international leaders in their respective fields:
The Canadian Cancer Society is a national community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer. When you want to know more about cancer, visit our website www.cancer.ca or call our toll-free, bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1 888 939-3333.
For more information, please contact:
Senior Manager, Communications & Media Relations
Canadian Cancer Society
Phone: 416 934-5340