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SAVE-THE-DATE: C17 “Next Generation of Early Phase Trials: Moving the Bar in Pediatric Oncology” educational workshop (Saturday, 4 November 2017)

C17 “Next Generation of Early Phase Trials: Moving the Bar in Pediatric Oncology educational workshop being held on Saturday, 4 November 2017 in Vancouver, BC. The workshop is in response to the C17 DVL needs assessment that was completed last year as we expanded the C17 DVL network across Canada from 8 to 11 sites. While many investigators and research staff have had experience or education in early phase trials, here was a need identified to provide education and mentorship to research staff conducting early phase trials. With the development of pediatric precision medicine trials in Canada, the need will be even greater.

The workshop is a full day, pre-session workshop at the CCRA Canadian Cancer Research Conference. We hope that most attendees at our workshop will take the opportunity to attend the full conference as well.

The workshop will be designed to educate investigators on traditional models of early phase trials as well as newer approaches to drug development. We will also cover regulatory, ethical, advocacy and access aspects of early phase trials. The workshop will proved education, discussions, panels and time for questions.

Our goal will be to help provide some funding to C17 DVL participating centres to allow investigators and senior research staff to attend.

 

More details will be circulated once available.

 

Survivorship and Palliative End-of-Life CCRA Research Frameworks released March 2017

The CCRA research frameworks were developed to guide Canada’s cancer research funders in their response to the recommendations in Target 2020, CCRA’s current strategic plan. Their intent is to identify research priorities to enable coordinated action among CCRA members, other funders, and key stakeholders with the goal of optimizing the excellence, relevancy, and impact of cancer research in Canada.

The Pan-Canadian Frameworks for Cancer Survivorship Research and Palliative and End-of-Life Care Research are now available through the CCRA website.

English

www.ccra-acrc.ca/index.php/publications-en/strategy-related-publications

Français

www.ccra-acrc.ca/index.php/fr/publications-fr/strategie-publications-connexes

Call for Abstracts: Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada (Due Dec 16) for the “Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada Conference” April 7 – 8, 2017

Submit your Abstract for the Innovative Approaches to Optimal Cancer Care in Canada, taking place April 7-8, 2017 in Toronto, Ontario. This is one-of-a-kind opportunity to connect with cancer care colleagues from across Canada and learn about innovative approaches to enhance the quality of care. This conference is targeted to clinicians, leaders, and key stakeholders in cancer control in Canada. Through a multidisciplinary program of panel discussions, and abstract and poster presentations, the conference aims to:

* Showcase new Canadian innovations in policy, planning, and service delivery with a focus on application and implementation from screening through clinical care, palliative care, end of life and survivorship;
* Strengthen the community focused on the cancer system in Canada by building communication links and sharing lessons learned; and
* Intentionally encourage scale and spread of proven successful innovations.

Abstract Submission Deadline: December 16, 2016 at 11:59 PM (EDT).

More information and the abstract submission link can be found at:  www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca/conference/abstracts?utm_source=email&utm_campaign=abstract&utm_medium=spc-reminder

Ensure that pediatric oncology is part of the CIHR research framework for end-of-life care: take the CCRA survey http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/ccra/final-peolc-survey-english/

The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance, under the leadership of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the CIHR Institute for Cancer Research and other key stakeholders from across Canada, is working on the development of a research framework for palliative and end-of-life care. This framework will help to ensure a coordinated approach among multiple cancer research funders in Canada to advance research in palliative and end-of-life care.

As a key stakeholder in this area, we are inviting you to participate in a brief survey (approximately 20 – 30 minutes) to provide your views related to palliative and end-of-life care research in Canada. The information you provide will help to develop this research framework. We recognize that you may receive the survey more than once as we are using multiple distribution lists. We apologize for the inconvenience.

You can access the survey through the following link: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/ccra/final-peolc-survey-english/. Please be aware that closing the web page/browser containing an active survey may result in losing your data. The survey will be open until July 11, 2016. If you have any questions or problems accessing the survey, please contact Diana Soifer at diana.soifer@partnershipagainstcancer.ca; Tel. (416) 915-9222, ext. 5819.

 

This is not a survey on Medical Assistance in Dying.

Save the Date! Canadian Cancer Research Conference – Vancouver, B.C. November 5 – 7, 2017

Canadian Cancer Research Conference

Vancouver, B.C. – Vancouver Convention Centre

5 – 7 November 2017

The conference brings together the Canadian cancer research community for an agenda spanning the research spectrum. This is an ideal opportunity for researchers, clinicians, decision-makers, and trainees at all stages of their career to hear the latest developments in Canadian cancer research and network across research disciplines.

Registration and abstract submission for the conference will open in April 2017.

For further information, email CCRAConference.Secretariat@partnershipagainstcancer.ca.

We look forward to seeing you there!

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Survey on palliative and end-of-life care research / Une enquête de recherche pour les soins palliatifs et de fin de vie

 

La version française suit

The Canadian Cancer Research Alliance, under the leadership of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, the CIHR Institute for Cancer Research and other key stakeholders from across Canada, is working on the development of a research framework for palliative and end-of-life care. This framework will help to ensure a coordinated approach among multiple cancer research funders in Canada to advance research in palliative and end-of-life care.

 

As a key stakeholder in this area, we are inviting you to participate in a brief survey (approximately 20 – 30 minutes) to provide your views related to palliative and end-of-life care research in Canada. The information you provide will help to develop this research framework. We recognize that you may receive the survey more than once as we are using multiple distribution lists. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 

You can access the survey through the following link: http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/ccra/final-peolc-survey-english/. Please be aware that closing the web page/browser containing an active survey may result in losing your data. The survey will be open until July 11, 2016. If you have any questions or problems accessing the survey, please contact Diana Soifer at diana.soifer@partnershipagainstcancer.ca; Tel. (416) 915-9222, ext. 5819.

 

This is not a survey on Medical Assistance in Dying.

 

The World Health Organization defines palliative care as an approach to care that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life-threatening illness, through the prevention and relief of suffering by means of early identification and impeccable assessment and treatment of pain and other problems, physical, psychosocial and spiritual. End-of-life care is part of palliative care and is used to describe the support and medical care given during the time surrounding death.


 

L’Alliance canadienne pour la recherche sur le cancer, sous la direction du Partenariat canadien contre le cancer, de l’Institut de recherche sur le cancer de l’IRSC et d’autres intervenants clés de toutes les régions du Canada, a entrepris l’élaboration d’un cadre de recherche pour les soins palliatifs et de fin de vie. Ce cadre contribuera à assurer une approche coordonnée entre plusieurs commanditaires de la recherche sur le cancer au Canada pour faire avancer la recherche en soins palliatifs et de fin de vie.

 

Comme vous êtes un intervenant clé dans ce domaine, nous vous invitons à prendre 20 à 30 minutes de votre temps pour nous donner votre point de vue sur la recherche en soins palliatifs et de fin de vie au Canada. Les informations que vous fournirez nous aideront à élaborer ce cadre de recherche. Nous sommes conscients qu’il est possible que vous receviez plusieurs fois cette enquête car nous utilisons plusieurs listes de distribution. Veuillez nous excuser pour toute gêne occasionnée.

 

Vous pouvez accéder à l’enquête en cliquant sur le lien suivant : http://fluidsurveys.com/surveys/ccra/final-peolc-survey-french/. Sachez que si vous fermez la page Web ou le navigateur dans lequel vous êtes en train de répondre à l’enquête, il est possible que vous perdiez vos données. L’enquête sera accessible jusqu’au 11 juillet 2016.

 

Si vous avez des questions ou rencontrez des problèmes d’accès à l’enquête, veuillez communiquer avec Diana Soifer par courriel à l’adresse diana.soifer@partnershipagainstcancer.ca, ou par téléphone au 416‑915‑9222, poste 5819.

 

Cette enquête ne porte pas sur l’aide médicale à mourir.

 

L’Organisation mondiale de la santé définit les soins palliatifs comme une approche des soins qui cherche à améliorer la qualité de vie des patients et de leur famille, face aux conséquences d’une maladie potentiellement mortelle, par la prévention et le soulagement de la souffrance, identifiée précocement et évaluée avec précision, ainsi que par le traitement de la douleur et des autres problèmes physiques, psychologiques et spirituels qui lui sont liés. Les soins de fin de vie font partie des soins palliatifs; ils désignent le soutien et les soins médicaux donnés pendant la période entourant la mort.

JOB POSTING: Executive Director, Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA)

For the complete job posting and application instructions, go to: www.partnershipagainstcancer.ca/work-with-us/#accordion-executive-director-canadian-cancer-research-alliance-ccra

Overview of Role:

Reporting through the Cancer Control Division for operational accountabilities, and to the CCRA Board for establishing and executing strategic priorities and for ensuring the effective functioning of CCRA, the Executive Director works to foster collaboration among research funding agencies to successfully implement CCRA’s Pan-Canadian Cancer Research Strategy Target 2020: A Strategy for Collaborative Action, 2015-2020 leads the Partnership’s role in fostering alignment with relevant aspects of the CCRA’s strategy.  The Executive Director is mainly responsible for monitoring the implementation of the CCRA national strategy, providing regular reports to the CCRA Board and providing leadership in refreshing the strategic plan in future. The position provides oversight of CCRA programs such as the planning of the Canadian Cancer Research Conference and the regular publication of cancer research investment reports. An additional role of the Executive Director is to advise the Partnership on cancer research and oversee the planning, development and implementation of any new related research activities that the Partnership may create.

This job posting open to candidates with a university graduate degree, PhD or MD desirable; with graduate training and a record of success in administration of research programs.

 

Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA) Investment Report available now

The 2013 investment report (brief format) is now available on the CCRA website. A slide deck and an Excel sheet with detailed tables are also available.

English
http://www.ccra-acrc.ca/index.php/publications-en/investment-reports-annual

Français
http://www.ccra-acrc.ca/index.php/fr/publications-fr/rapports-sur-investissement-de-recherche-annuel

You should receive your hard copies of the report in the mail this week.

POST/CIRCULATE: Free Forum on Cancer Research for Patients, Survivors, Families and General Public (Montreal)

*** UPDATE: Posters available for posting/circulating in both English and French

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The Community Forum was created to provide a unique opportunity for the public and the cancer research community to engage and interact. The target audience is the lay public, with a focus on cancer patients, survivors, and their families. The Forum is open to members of the public and there is no cost to attend the event.

Register today at ccra-acrc.ca/index.php/ccrc-community-forum-home

Come to hear about the latest research developments from some of Canada’s leading cancer researchers. At this forum you will also have an opportunity to meet and ask questions of experts in the fields of:

Brain Cancer ♦ Breast Cancer ♦ Leukemia ♦ Lung Cancer ♦ Melanoma ♦ Pediatric Cancer ♦ Prostate Cancer ♦ Cancer Survival Rates ♦ Immunotherapy

DATE: Monday, November 8, 2015 from 6:00-8:30 pm
LOCATION: Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal – 900, de La Gauchetière, Ouest , Montréal  involvement