Cervical cancer web site launch

We are pleased to announce the up­coming launch of the web site for the Cervical Cancer Prevention and Control Network (CCPCN), supported by the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer Corporation. The web site will be ready for viewing in mid-July 2009 at www.ccpcn.ca.

The web site provides information for the public and health care professionals about cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, human papillomavirus (HPV), and vaccination.

The CCPCN is a pan-Canadian network of federal, provincial, and territorial cervical cancer screening programs, expert groups, medical and professional organizations, individuals, and cervical cancer survivors. The goal of the CCPCN is to facilitate the continued reduction in the incidence, morbidity, and mortality of cervical cancer in Canada.

We hope you take the opportunity to visit the site. It is also important that you tell your patients to visit the site if they have any questions about cervical cancer, cervical cancer screening, or HPV vaccination. Your comments and suggestions are most welcome and can be submitted through the site’s feedback facility.

Flyers and bookmarks will soon be available in both English and French to help promote awareness of the CCPCN web site. If you would like to have the flyers and bookmarks available in your office for patient information, please send an e-mail to info@ccpcn.ca and the flyers and bookmarks will be sent to your office at no cost.

—Francis Gardiner
Public Health Agency of Canada

Francis Gardiner,. Cervical cancer web site launch. BCMJ, Vol. 51, No. 6, July, August, 2009, Page(s) 264 - News.

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