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Dementia hitting ever-younger Canadians

Dementia diseases are affecting more than 71,000 Canadians under the age of 65, says a study published Monday by the Alzheimer Society.

Over 17 000 Quebec residents under 65 years of age suffer from Alzheimer's disease and related dementias

The report was undertaken by the Alzheimer Society in collaboration with RiskAnalytica. The report found that:

Vision, investment, and collaboration have created a regional cancer research cluster, proving that talent attracts talent

The need for investment is vital, not just in terms of cancer’s human toll but also because of its looming impact on Canada’s economy. “The prevalence of cancer is projected to increase 50% to 55% over the next 20 years, but within the labour force it’s projected to increase 100%,” says Paul Smetanin, the president and CEO of RiskAnalytica, a Toronto–based risk-management science firm.

Paul Smetanin speaks at the Meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Tobacco Control

Paul Smetanin, a guest speaker at the Meeting of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Tobacco Control in April 10-11, 2006.

RiskAnalytica presents at the UICC World Cancer Congress 2006

A population-based risk management framework for national cancer control, by Paul Smetanin.

Cancer set to be No. 1 killer

The document, obtained by The Citizen, is more than five years in the making and has been presented to the federal government. It outlines how Canada's aging and growing population will create a steady rise in the number of people who get cancer and who die from the disease. "Cancer has an ever-expanding impact on the lives of Canadians and on the economic interests of the country," says the report. "Yet, Canada is falling behind other developed countries in meeting this growing cancer burden." (...)

Cancer crisis looms

Canada is lurching toward a crisis in cancer control and there is a "real and present danger" the country's health-care system will not be able to afford treatment for the tidal wave of patients who will get the disease in the decades ahead, says a major new report. (...)

Declaring war on a 'slow epidemic'

With cancer poised to become Canada's leading killer, experts are grappling with ways to head off a looming crisis in care

Times Colonist (Victoria), Sat 22 Oct 2005

On the brink of a cancer crisis: Within 5 years, it will be Canada's No. 1 killer

Canada is lurching toward a crisis in cancer control and there is a "real and present danger" the country's health-care system will not be able to afford treatment for the tidal wave of patients who will get the disease in the decades ahead, a major new report says. The warning is in a blueprint for action on a national strategy prepared by the country's cancer experts. The document was more than five years in the making.

Cancer experts warn of growing death toll

The coalition is calling for a $260-million, five-year plan that would provide more consistent care nationwide in areas such as screening programs to catch the disease in its early stages; clinical practice guidelines on the most up-to-date treatment; the types of drugs that should be publicly insured; standards on how chemotherapy is practised, prescribed and administered; and guidelines for palliative care.

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