About Us

Coalition Cancer Quebec, a group of more than 45 organizations from all regions of Quebec, aims to improve the health care system in Quebec for the good of those affected by cancer. In particular, we defend the rights and interests of patients and caregivers. We also promote accessibility to innovative treatments, advanced technologies and clinical research.

Our Mission

Our mission is to be a leading advocate for people affected by cancer in order to improve the health care system in cancer in Québec. Since 2001, our members share our vision for a healthier Quebec, centered on patients, survivors and caregivers.

Our Priorities

In 2007 the Québec Cancer Coalition held its General Assembly. This event allowed the creation of 68 recommendations grouped under ten major fight-against-cancer themes. Since then, numerous actions, inspired by these recommendations, have been carried out to rally all individuals involved in the fight against cancer in Québec, getting them to go the extra mile to beat cancer and to create change.

Consult the 68 proposals here.(in french)

01. Leadership, governance and management in the fight against cancer
02. Research
03. Prevention
04. Screening
05. Care and services
06. Access to medication and to high-tech technology
07. Palliative and end of life care
08. Support of community action
09. Training of professionals, of stakeholders and of volunteers
10. Improved support for individuals affected by cancer

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT
barry-stein

Mr. Barry Stein

Cancer Colorectal Canada

VICE-PRESIDENT
maxime-dumais

Mr. Maxime Dumais

Oncopole

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
eva-villalba

Mrs. Eva Villalba

Coalition Priorité Cancer au Québec

SECRETARY
maria-milioto

Mrs. Maria Milioto

Fédération des physiothérapeutes en pratique privée du Québec

TREASURER
teresa

Mrs. Teresa Norris

HPV Awareness

ADMINISTRATOR
donald-despres

Mr. Donald Despres

Patient & Survivor Representative

ADMINISTRATOR
mark-stolow

Mr. Mark Stolow

Huddol

MEDICAL ADVISOR
Dr Gerald Batist

Dr. Gerald Batist

Chief of Oncology at the Jewish General Hospital

MEDICAL ADVISOR TO THE BOARD
Dr Gerald Batist

Dr Gerald Batist

Director, Segal Cancer Centre
Director, Dept. of Oncology, Sir Mortimer B. Davis-Jewish General Hospital
Scientific Director, Montreal Centre for Experimental Therapeutics in Cancer
Director, McGill University Centre for Translational Research in Cancer
Chair, Department of Oncology, McGill University
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Oncology, McGill University

MEDICAL ADVISOR TO THE BOARD
Denis-Claude_Roy

Dr Denis-Claude Roy

Directeur général, CellCAN
Directeur, Centre de recherche – CIUSSS de l’Est-de-Montréal
Directeur, Centre d’excellence en thérapie cellulaire

MEDICAL ADVISOR TO THE BOARD
Marc STEBEN

Dr Marc Steben

Family doctor and HPV expert

Proud Accomplishments

2011

Creation of the Pat Burns Award, dedicated to Québec caregivers

2011

Organizing a regional tour on access to medications, treatments and services in eight cities in Québec

2011

Support bill 394 on the creation of a Québec Agency for the fight against cancer

2010

Publication of “The economic cost of cancer in Québec” report written by Pierre Boucher and Henri Beauregard

2010

Request an extension of the federal unemployment insurance program for up to 50 weeks

2010

Claiming the rights of people affected by cancer in regards to shortages of medical radio-isotopes tests and of breast cancer markers