The Partnership is pleased to announce a brand new section - Topics - on its website PartnershipAgainstCancer.ca. Topics is now home to the most valuable information from Cancerview.ca, which has just been sunsetted. Topics provides evidence-based information for the cancer control community and is user-friendly, optimized for search engines, viewable on all devices, and accessible. Go to Topics and let the Partnership know what you think!
CCRA released its latest reports on the investment in cancer research. In addition to the overview report, there are brief reports on the research investments made in childhood and adolescent cancers, cancer risk and prevention, cancer survivorship, palliative and end-of-life cancer care and translational research. Reports are available in PDF formats and have accompanying slide decks that expand on the report analyses.
In 2011, the CCRA initiated a biennial recognition program consisting of three awards to acknowledge and celebrate the contributions of individuals who have had a remarkable impact on cancer research and the cancer research community. In 2017, the CCRA announced a new award recognizing exceptional leadership in patient involvement in cancer research. These awards are presented during the Canadian Cancer Research Conference.
At the December 2018 CCRA Member Meeting, Dr. Cindy Bell, Genome Canada's Executive Vice-President, Corporate Development, transitioned from Chair-elect to CCRA Chair. Dr. Bell was elected from among the organizational representatives and will serve a two-year term.
Members recognized the invaluable contributions of outgoing Chair, Dr. Stephen Robbins, Scientific Director, CIHR Institute of Cancer Research. Dr. Robbins will remain in the Past-Chair capacity until December 2019.