Make Lymphatic Research a Priority in Canada

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Make Lymphatic Research a Priority in Canada

Postby patoco » Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:12 am

Make Lymphatic Research a Priority in Canada

Lymphedema People


ORIGINAL POST 08/07/2004


The lymphatic system is one of the most important systems in our bodies. It fights infection, helps the body recover from trauma and can make or break the body's acceptance of transplanted organs. Many cancer survivors develop lymphedema - a lymphatic disorder - yet research into the lymphatic system continues to be underfunded in Canada.

It is time to let our decision makers know this is an important priority!


Dr. Alan Bernstein, the President of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and let him know this must be a priority area for the new CIHR.

E-mail or fax Dr. Bernstein at Fax: (613) 954-1800

Send him a letter:

c/o the: Canadian Institutes of Health Research
Holland Cross, Tower B,
5th Floor, 1600 Scott Street,
Postal Locator 3105A, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0W9

Contact our federal Minister of Health - The Hon. Anne McLellan at:

Tel: (613) 957-0200, Fax: (613) 952-1154, or write to:
Hon. Anne McLellan
Minister's Office - Health Canada
16th Floor, Brooke Claxton Building
Tunney's Pasture
P.L. 0906C
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0K9

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