Friday, November 24, 2006

Harper announces national cancer strategy

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Friday the formation of a national agency to co-ordinate the fight against cancer, a long-awaited strategy that many involved in the battle say will help iron out inequities in prevention and care that currently face patients in different parts of country.

Ottawa has dedicated $260 million over five years to the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, fulfilling a promise Harper made during the last federal election campaign.