About Us

The Quebec Cancer Coalition is a group of more than 60 non-profit organizations representing all cancer types and all regions of Quebec, which 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, survivors and caregivers.

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

Since 2001, the Quebec Cancer Coalition has drafted several recommendations grouped under  major 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 our 12 priorites 2014-2017

Consult the 68 proposals here (2007, in french)

Our priorities for 2019-2021 are:

01. Provide Quebec with an integrated, long-term vision for oncology.
02. Promote value-based healthcare.
03. Ensure regional equity in access to the best care and the best health services.
04. Have an effective, up-to-date Québec cancer registry accessible to clinicians and researchers.
05. Promote patient participation in clinical studies.
06. Raise awareness about the challenges and opportunities of personalized medicine for Quebec.
07. Improve access to advanced diagnostics and innovative treatments.
08. Ensure an optimal HPV vaccination and screening program.
09. Improve the quality and participation in colorectal cancer screening programs.
10. Better support people affected by cancer (patients, survivors, caregivers).

Board of Directors

PRESIDENT
GervaisFournier

Gervais Fournier

Bladder Cancer Canada

Patient-Partner

VICE-PRESIDENT
maxime-dumais

Maxime Dumais

Oncopole

TREASURER
Teresa Norris_Picture_square

Teresa Norris

Co-President & Co Founder

HPV Global Action

SECRETARY
CatherineWilhemy

Catherine Wilhelmy

Member of the Patient, Survivour and Caregiver Committtee

Coordinator of patient-partnership
CHUS Research Center (Sherbrooke)

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
eva-villalba

Eva Villalba, MBA

Quebec Cancer Coalition

ADMINISTRATOR
Jida_ElHajjar

Jida El Hajjar, PhD, C.Adm.

ADMINISTRATOR
SylvieSalvail_SQ

Sylvie Salvail

President of the Patient, Survivour and Caregiver Committtee

Oncology Registrar (Archivist)

ADMINISTRATOR
mark-stolow

Mark Stolow

Huddol

MEDICAL ADVISOR
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
Denis-Claude_Roy

Dr Denis-Claude Roy

  • General Manager, CellCAN
  • Director, Research Centre – ICSU-SSISC of Eastern Montreal
  • Director, Centre of Excellence for Cellular Therapy
MEDICAL ADVISOR
Marc STEBEN

Dr Marc Steben

  • General practitioner and HPV expert
  • Co-Chair, HPV GLOBAL ACTION
  • Professor, Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health, Université de Montréal
  • Chair of the Canadian HPV Prevention Network International Centre for Infectious Diseases
  • Administrator on the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases, the International Papillomavirus Society and the American STD Association
  • Member of the Canadian STI Guidelines Expert Panel
MEDICAL ADVISOR
Elie Kassouf

Dr Elie Kassouf

  • Head of the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology,Centre Hospitalier De Lanaudière
  • Founder – Kancel.com
  • Founder – HowITreatCovid19.com