Canadian Cancer Society welcomes Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation

24 June 2014

Toronto -

The Canadian Cancer Society welcomes the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation, announced today by federal Minister of Health, Rona Ambrose. The advisory panel will explore how the federal government can foster innovation and improve patient care and sustainability of the healthcare system.

“The Canadian Cancer Society believes strongly that all Canadians must have timely access to high-quality, affordable healthcare,” says Pamela Fralick, President and CEO, Canadian Cancer Society. “Establishing the advisory panel is an important step towards fostering innovation that will improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of Canada’s healthcare system.  We are also pleased that important cancer-related issues will be brought to the advisory panel through the appointment to the panel of Chris Powers, Chair of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.”

Fralick adds that the Canadian Cancer Society is looking forward to providing its unique perspective to the panel’s deliberations. “Our work in communities across Canada means we can bring the important voice of people touched by cancer to the panel.”

The Canadian Cancer Society is a national, community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is to eradicate cancer and enhance the quality of life of people living with cancer. Thanks to our donors and volunteers, the Society has the most impact, against the most cancers, in the most communities in Canada. Building on our progress, we are working with Canadians to change cancer forever. For more information, visit cancer.ca or call our toll-free bilingual Cancer Information Service at 1-888-939-3333 (TTY 1-866-786-3934).

For more information, please contact:

Rosie Hales

Communications Specialist

Canadian Cancer Society

National office

Phone: 416 934-5338