The Canadian Club of Toronto

The Canadian Club of Toronto

April 24, 2007 12:29 ET

Jeff Lozon, Chair, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer to Address Canadian Club of Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - April 24, 2007) -

Attention: Assignment and Health editors

"The Need for a National Cancer Strategy"

Jeff Lozon, Chair, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
to address Canadian Club of Toronto

WHO: Jeff Lozon, Chair, Canadian Partnership Against Cancer,
President and CEO, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto.

WHAT: Those leading the fight against the many diseases known as
cancer that a national cancer strategy is needed. We need to
be more seamless in how we address cancer, from prevention,
to screening, to diagnosis and finally the treatment of
cancer, across the country. This will require a mind shift
to thinking about cancer as a process, rather than an event
and will challenge all stakeholders in the fight against
cancer to think about this disease differently. On April 25th,
Jeff Lozon will discuss the progress being made in a national
cancer strategy and the re-thinking going on in the fight
against the more than 200 diseases called cancer.

WHEN: 1 p.m. luncheon address - Wednesday, April 25, 2007

WHERE: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Imperial Room

BACKGROUND: Jeff Lozon has more than 20 years experience overcoming
challenges and getting things done in the Canadian health
care sector. He is presently the President and CEO of
St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto. In Manitoba and Alberta he
served as Executive Director of Manitoba Health Organizations
Inc, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the
Glenrose Rehabilitation Hospital in Edmonton. Here in Ontario,
in addition to his work at St Michael's, he has served as
Deputy Minister of Health and Long-Term Care and on a national
level, he has served on many boards and advisory panels,
notably Canada Health Infoway. He was appointed Chair of the
new Canadian Partnership Against Cancer by Prime Minister
Harper in November, 2006.

MEDIA At the Canadian Club:
CONTACT: Verity Dimock - 416-364-5591

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