Staying the course in cancer control: Cancer Care Ontario releases 2008-2009 Ontario Cancer Plan Progress Report
Cancer Care Ontario released the progress report that tracks achievements against the 2008-2011 Ontario Cancer Plan, the province’s three-year blueprint for improving the entire cancer system. The report states that despite the current difficult economic climate, the province must stay the course and remain committed to the goals and priorities set out in the 2008-2011 Ontario Cancer Plan.
Key findings in the report revealed that:
Approximately 83,220 Ontarians will be diagnosed with cancer by 2017, largely because of aging and population growth.
This estimate is about 19,000 more cases than were predicted in 2008.
Approximately 26,800 Ontarians died from cancer in 2008.
Is it estimated that approximately 27,300 Ontarians are expected to die from cancer in 2009.