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Safer cancer care for Ontarians

Posted on 2017/05/17

2017 Cancer System Quality Index highlights strengths and challenges of provincial system

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Inuit health partners in Champlain sign Relationship Protocol with Cancer Care Ontario

Posted on 2017/05/10

Today representatives from several Inuit health service providers in the Champlain region signed a Relationship Protocol with Cancer Care Ontario to formalize their partnership and outline the principles of how the parties will work together to address common cancer control priorities.

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ASCO and Cancer Care Ontario Update Guideline on Radiation Therapy for Prostate Cancer

Posted on 2017/05/02

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and Cancer Care Ontario today issued a joint clinical practice guideline update on brachytherapy (internal radiation) for patients with prostate cancer.

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Study provides insights for targeted cancer prevention in Erie St. Clair

Posted on 2017/03/14

A study led by a team based out of Cancer Care Ontario in partnership with Lambton Public Health has found elevated rates of tobacco smoking and excess body weight among residents of the Erie St. Clair region—and those rates vary among certain neighbourhoods.

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Fluorouracil Injection, BP (5-fluorouracil) 5 g / 100 mL - Risk of Breach in Sterility and/or Exposure due to Vial Breakage or Leakage

Posted on 2017/03/07

In light of the current reported shortage of this drug, and as an interim measure, Health Canada facilitated the release of 3608 vials of FLUOROURACIL on March 6, 2017. The vials had previously been quarantined by the company due to the risk associated with the possibility of cracked or leaking vials, as described in this October 2016 risk communication. Health Canada will continue to monitor the situation.

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When caught early, colon cancer is more likely to be treated successfully

Posted on 2017/03/01

Colon cancer is among the most common cause of cancer death in Ontarians

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Cervical cancer rates higher in women with abnormal cervical cells who don’t get treated

Posted on 2017/02/02

A new study published in the Journal of Lower Genital Tract Disease has found that women with moderate to severe changes in their cervical cells are nearly four times more likely to develop cervical cancer when they don’t get treatment or follow-up testing, compared women who are treated.

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Study finds poorer cancer survival among First Nation adults in Canada

Posted on 2016/12/13

A new study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention has found that First Nations in Canada have significantly poorer five-year survival from cancer than non-Aboriginals.

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New report shows many Ontarians aren’t getting screened for cancer

Posted on 2016/12/06

Cancer Care Ontario releases Ontario Cancer Screening Performance Report 2016

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New report highlights opportunities to improve cancer prevention across various sectors in Ontario - Cancer Care Ontario releases 2016 Prevention System Quality Index

Posted on 2016/10/18

Cancer continues to be the leading cause of death in the province. One in two Ontarians will develop cancer in their lifetime, and one in four will die from the disease, but as many as half of all cancers could be prevented by eliminating known lifestyle, occupational and environmental risk factors.

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A simple Pap test can help prevent cervical cancer

Posted on 2016/10/17

Regular screening reduces the likelihood of cervical cancer

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‘Just Book It’ this October - Five minutes is all it takes to book a mammogram

Posted on 2016/10/03

TORONTO, Oct. 3, 2016 – October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Care Ontario, in partnership with its Regional Cancer Programs, is inviting eligible women to ‘Just Book It’ by scheduling a mammogram appointment. Breast cancer screening is available for women aged 50 to 74, but the 50 to 54 age group has the largest number of screen-eligible women who have not yet had a mammogram.

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Thousands of new cancer cases in Ontario each year due to environmental exposures

Posted on 2016/09/06

Between 3,540 and 6,510 new cancer cases in Ontario each year result from environmental factors, says a new report from Cancer Care Ontario and Public Health Ontario (PHO).

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Study shows women who received cancer screening invitation letters are more likely to have a Pap test

Posted on 2016/08/04

Receiving an invitation to get screened for cervical cancer is associated with a greater likelihood of getting screened, according to a new study published in the July edition of the journal of Preventive Medicine.

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Ontario has among the highest cancer screening participation, but more could be done

Posted on 2016/07/12

Ontario has among the highest percentage of people who report being up-to-date on colorectal and breast cancer screening among the Canadian provinces and territories, while cervical cancer screening rates fall in the mid-range, according to a new report released today by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (The Partnership).

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New report outlines actions needed to reduce chronic disease in Aboriginal communities

Posted on 2016/06/15

Policy recommendations focus on reducing exposure to four key risk factors

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New cancer cases in Ontario have tripled since 1981

Posted on 2016/06/08

While the last three and a half decades have seen the number of new cancer cases nearly triple, survival from cancer has also steadily increased, according to a new report – Ontario Cancer Statistics 2016 – released today by Cancer Care Ontario.

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Cancer Care Ontario releases new sun safety recommendations with partners across Canada

Posted on 2016/06/06

June 6 to 10 is National Sun Awareness Week, and together with partners across the country, Cancer Care Ontario has released new sun safety recommendations to help Canadians reduce their risk of skin cancer and minimize harmful exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.

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Ontarians put the ‘human touch’ in cancer and kidney care - The Human Touch Awards celebrate 10 years of honouring exceptional patient care

Posted on 2016/04/22

Yesterday, eight inspiring healthcare professionals and volunteers were honoured by Cancer Care Ontario and the Ontario Renal Network at the 10th annual Human Touch Awards for going the extra mile to touch the lives of patients living with cancer and kidney disease.

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Nearly three-quarters of Ontario women hold incorrect belief that a Pap test detects sexually-transm

Posted on 2016/04/11

Nearly three-quarters (74 per cent) of Ontario women incorrectly believe a Pap test detects sexually-transmitted infections and almost half (48 per cent) believe a Pap test screens for vaginal cancer, shows a new survey commissioned by Cancer Care Ontario.

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New report finds higher cancer risk in First Nations in Ontario

Posted on 2016/03/29

Data shows urgent action is needed to improve health outcomes and reduce cancer burden.

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New cancer risk assessments introduced for kidney cancer and melanoma - Ontarians encouraged to use My CancerIQ to reduce their cancer risk

Posted on 2016/03/03

World Cancer Day 2016 marks the first anniversary of My CancerIQ, and to mark this event, Cancer Care Ontario is introducing two new cancers to its online cancer risk assessment tool.

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Ontario 2016 Budget

Posted on 2016/02/26

An agency of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the Government of Ontario's principal advisor on cancer care, Cancer Care Ontario welcomes the investments in cancer services and cancer control in the 2016 Budget.

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New funding will enhance program that helps Ontario cancer patients quit smoking

Posted on 2016/01/19

Cancer Care Ontario has been awarded a new grant to enhance the implementation of its Smoking Cessation Program within 14 Regional Cancer Programs across the province.

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STI screening rates and revised cervical cancer screening guidelines in Ontario - Our response to a study published in Canadian Family Physician on October 15, 2015.

Posted on 2015/12/18

A study published in Canadian Family Physician on October 15, 2015 found in a sample of young women in Ontario a decrease in the screening rate for sexually transmitted infections (STIs) following the release of new cervical cancer screening guidelines in 2012. Since the launch of the Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP), Cancer Care Ontario has used evidence-based guidelines that are reviewed regularly and revised as indicated by emerging science. In 2012, based on a large body of evidence, Cancer Care Ontario issued new guidelines that recommended screening every 3 years.

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Working closely with family doctors in Ontario to support their cancer screening efforts - Our response to a recent article in the Toronto Star regarding low colorectal cancer screening rates in Ontario.

Posted on 2015/11/30

Cancer Care Ontario applauds Health Quality Ontario for its commitment to sharing annual cancer screening data with family doctors.

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Clarifying Ontario’s breast cancer screening guidelines

Posted on 2015/10/22

Our response to the American Cancer Society’s new breast cancer screening guidelines

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Cancer Care Ontario is Inviting Eligible Women to Get Screened for Early Signs of Breast Cancer

Posted on 2015/10/01

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Care Ontario, in partnership with its Regional Cancer Programs, is inviting women aged 50 to 54 to ‘Just Book It’ by scheduling a mammogram appointment today. Breast cancer screening is available for women aged 50 to 74, but the 50 to 54 age group has the largest number of screen-eligible women who have not yet had a mammogram.

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Cancer Care Ontario Renews Commitment to Aboriginal Cancer Care with Launch of New Strategy - Four-year plan will leverage local networks and partnerships to improve health equity

Posted on 2015/09/10

Today Cancer Care Ontario launches the third Aboriginal Cancer Strategy, a comprehensive plan that will guide how the organization works with partners to improve the performance of the cancer system and reduce the burden of cancer for First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) people from 2015-2019.

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New Report Finds Increased Risks for Cancer in the Ontario Métis Population - Report highlights need for culturally sensitive approaches to prevention

Posted on 2015/07/29

A new report developed jointly by Cancer Care Ontario and the Métis Nation of Ontario shows that within the Métis population in Ontario, cancer risk factors are significantly higher when compared with the non-Aboriginal provincial population.

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New study suggests connection between primary care and cancer survival

Posted on 2015/05/28

According to new research conducted by the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership (ICBP) published in the BMJ Open today, a family physician's decision to investigate symptoms suggestive of cancer may be one of several factors contributing to differences in international cancer survival.

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Cancer Care Ontario Wants You to Get Screened for Colorectal Cancer - It’s time to make the first move against cancer

Posted on 2015/03/04

Cancer Care Ontario Wants You to Get Healthy - It’s time to make the first move against cancer

Posted on 2015/03/03

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is encouraging Ontarians to lower their risk of cancer by adopting a healthy lifestyle.

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Cancer Care Ontario Wants You to Pay Attention to Your Colon - It’s time to make the first move against cancer

Posted on 2015/03/02

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is on a mission to raise awareness about an organ that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

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Calculate your cancer risk with My CancerIQ - Cancer Care Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care launch new online tool

Posted on 2015/02/03

Ontarians now have a new digital tool in the fight against cancer, called My CancerIQ. It takes less than 10 minutes to answer a series of interactive questions that will produce individualized recommendations on how to reduce cancer risks.

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Cancer risk is not just about bad luck

Posted on 2015/01/07

Our response to a recent study from Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center

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Inviting Ontarians to screen for cancer - Cancer Care Ontario expands correspondence program to include cervical cancer

Posted on 2014/09/11

Cancer Care Ontario is reaching out to men and women to encourage them to screen for breast, colorectal and for the first time, cervical cancer, with an expanded direct-mail correspondence campaign.

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New study highlights effectiveness of Ontario’s High Risk Breast Cancer Screening Program - Results published by the Journal of Clinical Oncology

Posted on 2014/06/16

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is leading the way in care for women who are at high risk for developing breast cancer, as shown in a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.

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Cancer Care Ontario finds thousands of cancer cases caused by alcohol consumption - Ontarians unaware of the cancer risks associated with drinking

Posted on 2014/04/22

As many as 3,000 new cancer cases each year in Ontario can be attributed to alcohol consumption, according to a report released today

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Ontarians receive their “marching” orders: Make colorectal cancer screening a priority this March - Almost half of Ontarians are unaware that they can screen for colorectal cancer at home

Posted on 2014/03/06

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and Cancer Care Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care are urging Ontarians ages 50 to 74 to step up and get screened...

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Mammograms are still the best way to detect breast cancer early

Posted on 2014/02/13

Our response to the Canadian National Breast Cancer Study

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Women at High Risk for Breast Cancer are Benefiting from Cancer Screening Program - New report shows Ontario women are benefiting from screening with MRI and mammography

Posted on 2013/10/02

Women in Ontario with a higher risk of developing breast cancer are seeing their cancers caught earlier, shows a new report from Cancer Care Ontario’s Ontario Breast Screening Program.

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Hitting the Road to Improve Cancer Screening Rates - Cancer Care Ontario’s Screen for Life Coaches shift into gear

Posted on 2013/06/26

Cancer Care Ontario is driving access to cancer screening – literally – with the introduction of two new Screen for Life coaches for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening.

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Improving the Health of First Nations Peoples Through Strengthened Relationships - Cancer Care Ontario unites with the Anishinabek Nation to combat cancer

Posted on 2013/06/07

Representatives from Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) today signed a Relationship Protocol with the Anishinabek Nation at their Annual General Assembly held in Munsee-Delaware Nation, near London, Ontario.

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Improving the Health of Aboriginal Peoples Through Strengthened Relationships - Cancer Care Ontario unites with Grand Treaty #3 to combat cancer

Posted on 2013/05/29

This week, representatives from Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) signed the first ever Relationship Protocol with the Grand Council Treaty #3 at their Annual General Assembly held at the Northwest Angle 37 First Nation near Sioux Narrows Ontario.

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Ontario Research On Breast Screening Technology Leads To Province Wide Change - Study finds digital direct radiography and screen film more effective than computed radiography at detecting breast cancer

Posted on 2013/05/14

An independent study led by a Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) lead research scientist examining the technology used for mammography has found that digital direct radiography (DR) and screen film are significantly more effective than digital computed radiography (CR) at detecting breast cancer.

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Healthcare Professionals Recognized for Exceptional and Compassionate Patient Care - Cancer Care Ontario presents Seventh Annual Human Touch Awards

Posted on 2013/04/25

Today, Cancer Care Ontario presents its seventh annual Human Touch Awards honouring front-line cancer and renal healthcare professionals, providers and volunteers from across the province, for providing exceptional and compassionate care.

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Patients Being Informed of Chemotherapy Drug Underdosing in Four Hospitals - Cyclophosphamide and gemcitabine purchased from drug manufacturer

Posted on 2013/04/02

Four Ontario hospitals are currently informing patients that they received lower than intended doses of cyclophosphamide and gemcitabine. The hospitals are London Health Sciences Centre, Windsor Regional Hospital, Lakeridge Health and Peterborough Regional Health Centre.

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Cancer Care Ontario Appoints Aboriginal Patient Navigators and Regional Cancer Leads in Four Regions - Important step in improving cancer care for province’s Aboriginal populations

Posted on 2012/12/04

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) today announced an important step in improving cancer care among Ontario’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis (FNIM) communities with the appointment of Aboriginal Patient Navigators and Regional Aboriginal Cancer Leads in four key regions of the province that are home to significant FNIM populations.

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More Ontarians encouraged to get screened for cancer - Time to Screen initiative calls on 100,000 additional people to be screened for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer

Posted on 2012/11/06

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) is pleased to launch Time to Screen, a call to action for at least 100,000 additional residents to screen for breast, cervical and colorectal cancer over the next six months.

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New Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines For Ontario Women - Changes to current guidelines for women under 21 and women 21-70 years of age

Posted on 2012/08/14

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) today announced updated cervical cancer screening (Pap test) guidelines which outline the right age for women to screen and the time interval between tests.

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Cancer Care Ontario Applauds Action to Tackle Childhood Obesity - Panel Mandate Supports Taking Action to Prevent Chronic Disease: Recommendations for a Healthier Ontario

Posted on 2012/05/22

Cancer Care Ontario welcomes the announcement by the Government of Ontario to establish a Healthy Kids Panel.

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Healthcare Professionals Recognized for Exceptional and Compassionate Patient Care - Cancer Care Ontario presents Sixth Annual Human Touch Awards

Posted on 2012/04/26

Today, Cancer Care Ontario presents its sixth annual Human Touch Awards to honour front-line cancer care professionals from across the province, for providing exceptional and compassionate care to cancer patients.

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ColonCancerCheck and the Ontario Hockey League Take a Shot at Colorectal Cancer - Colorectal cancer is treatable and beatable

Posted on 2012/02/28

In support of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, ColonCancerCheck (CCC) and the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) have teamed up to urge Ontarians to get screened for colorectal cancer,...

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