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Announcing a landmark national conference: CANCER: It's About Prevention.
It's About Time!

May 28, 2007 -- For Immediate Release

University of Ottawa, May 24-27, 2007 www.preventcancernow.ca

Dear journalists/producers:

Please consider attending and covering this important event taking place in Ottawa next week.

To arrange for a media pass, set up interviews with the conference organizers or speakers, please contact:

  • Angela Rickman o 613-482-8124 o info@preventcancernow.ca
  • Liz Armstrong o 519-833-7202 o liz@ican.net
  • Over half of all cancers are preventable -- so why are many cancers still on the rise?
  • Why do Canadians have so many chemicals in their blood?
  • Why are we still being exposed to so many carcinogens in the air we breathe, the water we drink, the products we use and the food we eat?

Prevent Cancer Now & the Saunders-Matthey Cancer Prevention Coalition are co-sponsoring this national conference to ask these important questions, and develop a solid strategy to reduce the high incidence of cancers in Canada.

Outstanding keynote speakers, topic workshops, regional organizing workshops, and launch of the book Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic (New Society Publishers)

  • Keynote Speakers and Workshop Leaders include:
  • Devra Davis, Director of the Centre for Environmental Oncology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center
  • Sandra Steingraber, author of Living Downstream: A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment
  • Guy Dauncey, Liz Armstrong and Anne Wordsworth, co-authors of Cancer: 101 Solutions to a Preventable Epidemic
  • Jim Brophy and Margaret Keith, Sarnia Occupational Health Clinic for Ontario Workers)
  • Ron Plain, Aboriginal Justice Advocate, Aamjiwnaang First Nation (near Sarnia Ontario)
  • Henry Lickers, Director, Department of Environment, Mohawk Council of Akwesasne
  • Gideon Forman, Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment
  • Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science and Environmental Health Network
  • Mae Burrows, Labour Environmental Alliance Society, BC
  • Debra Lynn Dadd, author of Home, Safe Home
  • Beverley Thorpe, Clean Production Action
  • Heather Logan, Canadian Cancer Society
  • Nick DeCarlo, CAW Health and Safety
  • JosÉ Etcheverry, David Suzuki Foundation
  • Larry Stoffman, Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control
  • Thomas Pawlick, author of The End of Food

-- and many others.

For more information & to register: www.preventcancernow.ca

  • Angela Rickman o 613-482-8124 o info@preventcancernow.ca
  • Liz Armstrong o 519-833-7202 o liz@ican.ne

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