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Cancer View Canada

Cancer View Canada, launched by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, connects Canadians to online services, information and resources for cancer control.

It is an ever-evolving portal that brings together resources for cancer prevention, screening, treatment, and supportive, palliative and end-of-life care.

Through its collaborative tools, Cancer View Canada also links people in the Canadian cancer community to each other.

Production of Cancer View Canada has been made possible through a financial contribution from Health Canada, through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.

Project False Hope

The Competition Bureau of Canada has launched a campaign to warn Canadians about Web sites that target cancer patients with misleading information about miraculous cures and treatments. Protect yourself from online fraud. Take a short quiz to test your knowledge of unfair tactics that online companies use to convince people to buy their products. Then, browse a dummy Web site that shows a fake cancer treatment and learn about even more clues to look for.

Click here to visit the Web site.

Information about cancer drugs

If you are looking for information about drug treatments used for your disease, the BC Cancer Agency has a Cancer Drug Manual written for patients.

Cancer Care Ontario also has a great deal of information about cancer drugs on their Web site in the CCO Drug Formulary.

An American Web site, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network has a wealth of information about cancer treatments, organized by disease site. Patients can go to the NCCN Guidelines for Patients to search for your specific disease and a map of care. Health professionals can go to their Clinical Practice Guidelines for Oncology.

Our Vision for the Cancer System

An effective, comprehensive, evidence-based cancer system that offers Canadians the best chances for preventing and treating this disease, and addresses the emotional, physical and financial needs of patients and survivors.

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Individual Sections


July 2015

Excellent Healthcare for Canada Report of the Advisory Panel on Healthcare Innovation

June 2015

A powerful pathway to health data from 300,000 Canadians that will accelerate cancer and chronic disease research in Canada and beyond.

Changes in Pediatric Cancer Treatments Yield Reduced Late Mortality

May 2015

Special Topic: Predictions of the Future Burden of Cancer in Canada

Access to New Medicines in Public Drug Plans: Canada and Comparable Countries

April 2015

Strong Leadership: A Balanced Budget, Low-Tax Plan for Jobs, Growth and Security

Canadian study suggests vaccination would save money by preventing oropharyngeal cancer.

The Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada has released its Report Card on Cancer in Canada #ReportonCancer

March 2015

Cancer treatment long wait a 'death sentence,' says B.C. patient Scott Dobbie

Report offers ways to improve Newfoundland lab that botched breast cancer tests

February 2015

A System Performance Spotlight Report from CPAC

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014

McGill study helps identify those most at risk for oral human papillomavirus (HPV)

Cancer Knowledge Network Childhood Cancer Awareness and Advocacy

Although Canada’s health-care system covers the cost of hospital care, many patients have to foot the bill for prescription drugs themselves.

October 2014

Report urges Health Canada to follow other countries and put cigarettes in no-logo wrappers

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

June 2014

Report from the Canadian Medical Association

May 2014

Legislation prohibits youth under 18 from accessing tanning beds in Ontario.

April 2014

Legislation will provide job security for family caregivers who take time to care for loved ones with a serious medical condition.

Canadians spending more out of pocket on health care - Report from Statistics Canada

Wait Times for Priority Procedures in Canada, 2014 - Report from CIHI

March 2014

Report from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

February 2014

Program Performance Results Report Jan 2009-Dec 2011

January 2014

Report shows Canadians have different health care experiences

Cancer Statistics Report: Deaths Down 20% in 2 Decades

December 2013

The Supreme Court of Canada refused to hear an appeal by foreign tobacco companies seeking to be removed as defendants in Ontario’s $50 billion medicare cost recovery lawsuit against the tobacco industry.

Global cancer burden rises to 14.1 million new cases in 2012

New Brunswick Drug Plan was introduced today in the legislative assembly.

November 2013

Updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening from Cancer Care Nova Scotia

October 2013

September 2013

August 2013

Investigation into diluted chemotherapy - Dr. Jake Thiessen's report and Ontario's response.

July 2013

Communique on healthcare savings through collaboration

June 2013

Canadians Have Access to Fewer New Medicines Than in Most OECD Countries

US Supreme Court rules that human genes cannot be patented but synthetically created genes can.

May 2013

PEI announces new Catastrophic Drug Program

April 2013

More than 25,000 people died in hospital from cancer in 2011–2012, representing 45% of all estimated cancer deaths that year.

March 2013

How good is your drug insurance? Comparing federal, provincial and private sector plans, 2004-2011

February 2013

Report from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer

January 2013

Research based on Pap screening combined with DNA technology

HPV testing for high-risk strains of virus causing cervical cancer emerges as issue

December 2012

November 2012

August 2012

Editorial from the Canadian Medial Association Journal

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

July 2012

Canadians wait almost twice as long as Americans for new, life-saving cancer drugs

The Council of the Federation - all the Premiers - released the first report of their Health Innvoation Working Group

2012 - healthy employees, health businesses

June 2012



Ont. 'turning their back on the patients'

Shedding Light on Canadians' Total Wait for Care

Report Card on Wait Times in Canada Shows Longer Waits for Patients

Marc Généreux is national chair, effective June 17, 2012

Offering Compassionate Care Outside of a Hospital Setting

May 2012

Shelly Jamieson welcomed as CEO to lead the organization through its second mandate

Patterns and Trends 2012 Edition

Media release from the Canadian Cancer Society of the 2012 Canadian Cancer Statistics

Canadian Cancer Society releases the 2012 Canadian Cancer Statistics

CPAC releases five-year plan for the next phase of Canada’s national cancer strategy

April 2012

Second-hand smoke, also known as environmental tobacco smoke or passive smoke, can increase the risk of cancer among non-smokers.

The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research today announced new funds to further enhance imaging research in Ontario and to develop improved imaging tools for more personalized diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients worldwide.

Coverage Will Eliminate Financial Burdens For Patients, Families

Researchers announced on Wednesday a discovery that could open the door to personalized, targeted therapies for breast cancer. A team of researchers in Canada collaborated over nearly five years with scientists in Britain to determine the genetic underpinnings of breast-cancer tumours.

The Federal Tobacco Control Strategy's budget will be cut by $15 million. This is a cut of more than a third (35%) of the Strategy’s yearly budget of $43 million.

What are the home care priorities for seniors in Canada?

The Canadian life and health insurance industry today announced an agreement to collectively protect fully insured private drug plans from the full financial impact of high cost drugs.

March 2012

Dr. Max Coppes announced as the next President of the BC Cancer Agency.

Time for Transformative Change A Review of the 2004 Health Accord

Most radiation therapy provided within benchmarks

February 2012

Report finds substantial variation in, and opportunity for, uptake of new technology for clinical care of cancer.

January 2012

December 2011

Bulletin shows sicker Canadians experience more barriers to access health care

November 2011

October 2011

September 2011

August 2011

July 2011

June 2011

May 2011

April 2011

In response to the Globe article of April 14, 2011

Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada Sneak Peek presentation of the Report Card on Cancer in Canada

The Canadian Tobacco Use Monitoring Survey (CTUMS) was developed to provide Health Canada and its partners with timely, reliable, and continual data on tobacco use and related issues. The survey's primary objective is to track changes in smoking status and amount smoked, especially for 15-24-year-olds, who are most at risk for taking up smoking.

March 2011

December 2010

Wait Times for Health Care in Canada

November 2010

Annual report of the Canadian Cancer Action Network

Canadian Partnership Against Cancer report

October 2010

New research shows lack of awareness and cost negatively impacts vaccination rates.

National Staging Initiative to collect standardized data about cancer stage across Canada; first-of-its-kind collaboration has long-term potential to improve care and save lives

A survey of Canadian medical oncologists reveals that many Canadians living with metastatic cancer, including breast cancer, lack both knowledge and resources, and face barriers to accessing treatment options due to cost and gaps in government funding.

A Public Dialogue on Cancer: Let’s Get Personal

September 2010

Dr. James Gowing - Letter to the Editor, St. John's Telegram

August 2010

Do Canadians have access to world-class cancer treatments? Only if you live in the right province.

Smoking ban goes into effect on September 1, 2010

Continental Divide? The Attitudes of US and Canadian Oncologists on the Costs, Cost-Effectiveness, and Health Policies Associated With New Cancer Drugs

Canada ranks near the bottom in usage of newer cancer drugs

Le Canada fait piètre figure en matière d'utilisation des derniers médicaments contre le cancer

July 2010

An Ipsos MORI report for the Global Lung Cancer Coalition

June 2010

May 2010

April 2010

Growth in drug spending reaches lowest rate in a decade. Total drug spending in Canada is estimated to have reached $30.0 billion in 2009, about $1.5 billion more than in 2008, according to a new report released today by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI).

March 2010

February 2010

January 2010

December 2009

November 2009

October 2009

New Pilot Project: Subsequent Entry Biologics — Effective Immediately

September 2009

August 2009

July 2009

June 2009

February 2006

Canadian Policy Research Network commentary released on Feb 24, 2006.

Full English version of the public consultation document on the state of health care in Quebec.

Full French version of the public consultation document on the state of health care in Quebec.

January 2006

Healthy Provinces, Healthy Canadians: A Provincial Benchmarking Report

"We are making these investments because we are committed to waging war against cancer," said Smitherman. "We want to ensure that people in need of life-saving cancer treatment get it as close to home as possible and as quickly as possible."

December 2005

November 2005

A national survey of health care providers, managers and the public.

Patients tell MPPs that tumours do not wait

Ten Steps to a common framework for reporting on waiting times

Fall 2005 summary of CIHR research achievements and new initiatives underway

Up 7.5% from the previous year; growth in government health spending continues to outpace GDP

October 2005

Ontarians can now find out how long they can expect to wait for key health services, including CT and MRI scans, 10 types of cancer surgery, and which hospitals have the lowest median waiting times

Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health reaffirmed their commitment to the implementation of the 10-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care.

An excerpt from the conference proceedings, The legal debate over private health insurance in Canada

Full report released by the Fraser Institute October 18, 2005

Cancer patients ask the government of Ontario for consistent, fair access to intravenous chemotherapy, describing enormous personal cost of cancer treatments.

Video of interviews with cancer patients who cannot access the intravenous chemotherapy recommended by their oncologists. Read more about one patient, one example of many in Ontario:

Canadian Office for Health Technology Assessment releases Evaluation of the First Year of Operation for the Common Drug Review

Canadian Institutes of Health Research announce 1600 research grants totalling $354 million

Faced with the prospect of millions of people dying prematurely and suffering needlessly from heart disease, stroke, cancer and diabetes, WHO says the global epidemic of chronic disease must be stopped.

September 2005

Household spending on prescription drugs jumped more than 70% between 1994 and 2004

New guidelines for community physicians on recommended follow-up for cancer patients

New leading-edge research facility will support growth in cancer research

One year after the federal and provinces governments agreed to a 10-year plan, the first deadline is approaching. By December 31, 2005 provinces have to report on benchmarks for medically acceptable wait times, starting with cancer, heart, diagnostic imaging, joint replacements, and sight restoration.

August 2005

July 2005

June 2005

Full report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information on the tobacco consumption of Canadians according to the data released by OECD

News release on CIHI's 6th annual report on the state of Canada's health system. Download the full report from their website.

Opposition Critic Stephen Fletcher moves and wins a vote to support implementation of the CSCC

May 2005

Check out all the news from the 2005 meeting of ASCO,1003,_12-002104,00.asp

April 2005

Announcement from the Wait Times Alliance

March 2005

February 2005

January 2005

Health care renewal in Canada: Accelerating change

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