It’s been about 6 weeks since the Canadian Cancer Research Conference (CCRC) took place in Ottawa, and we’re already feeling nostalgic about the event.
CCRC is a meeting organized by the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA), a coalition of over 30 member organizations that support cancer research. The goal of the CCRA is to work strategically to coordinate and collaborate on cancer research conducted in Canada and maximize our collective impact. The conference provides an opportunity to connect new and established researchers across the cancer research continuum and showcase the exciting work being done across the country.
A new feature this year at CCRC was rapid-fire presentations where researchers had 3 minutes to describe their research and make the case for why attendees should visit their poster session. Dr Brenner took things a step further and made the case for why everyone should visit the ComPARe website to learn more!
Here is a video of his rapid-fire presentation.
Next, Karena Volesky, a PhD candidate at McGill University and member of the Infections team for the ComPARe study, presented on the ComPARe study finding that hepatitis B and C viruses were responsible for about 510 cancers in Canada in 2015, and extended this analysis to estimate that about 6,000 cancers in the United States were due to hepatitis B and C viruses in 2015.
Here we have Elizabeth Holmes from the Knowledge Translation team for the ComPARe study presenting initial findings from the study launch including knowledge products, specific audiences and reach through various channels.
The poster session also offered a sneak peek of the next steps for the ComPARe study findings with a poster by Dr Keiko Asakawa at Statistics Canada where she is working with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer to integrate the findings into their OncoSim projection modelling. Stay tuned for future updates on OncoSim and the ComPARe study!
Lastly, several people also stopped by the Canadian Cancer Society booth to talk about how they are using the ComPARe study in their work and learn more about the resources available.
Elizabeth Holmes, MPH
Manager, Health Policy, Canadian Cancer Society
ComPARe study Knowledge Translation team
Betty Zou, PhD
Manager, Research Communications, Canadian Cancer Society