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
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