April/May 2009, Volume 7, Number 2
Minister Best Is One In A Million: The Ontario Breast Screening Program Celebrates its 1 Millionth Woman Screened
In April, Health Promotion Minister, the Honourable Margarett Best joined the Ontario Breast Screening Program to celebrate an important milestone for cancer screening as she became the 1 millionth woman screened by the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP).

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Ontario women. In 2009, it is projected that 8,700 Ontario women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and 2,100 will die from the disease. In Ontario, it is recommended that women aged 50 and older have a screening mammogram, generally every two years.

Read the press release on Cancer Care Ontario’s website.

Cancer System Honours Excellence in Patient Care at Cancer Care Ontario’s Third Annual Human Touch Awards
2009 Quality Index Reports on Ontario’s Cancer System
Increasing burden of cancer beginning to strain parts of system
Web 2.0 Pilot Community on Process Improvement in the Ontario Cancer System
Read the expert blogs and take part in the discussion!
Two of Cancer Care Ontario’s Staff Recognized for their Contribution to Palliative Medicine and Psychosocial Oncology
Regional Update
New e-record system used across Northwestern Ontario will set standard for other LHINs; The Juravinski Cancer Centre opens the Canadian Centre of Excellence in Oncology Advanced Practice Nursing (OAPN)
Research Update
Researcher from Cancer Care Ontario examines the link between dietary phytoestrogens and reduction of breast cancer risk
Ontario Cancer Facts
Cancer survival varies with age and has improved over time (April 2009); New cases of colorectal cancer increasing in Ontario (March 2009)
Cancer 2020 eScoop
Read the May issue of Cancer Care Ontario's Prevention and Screening newsletter
People News
Rick Skinner, Chief Information Officer; Lisa Sarsfield, Director, Access to Care; Kash Ahuja, Manager, IT Operational Services
Upcoming Events
Toronto Myelodysplastic Syndromes Symposium 2009: May 21 – 22
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