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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.
Self-renewal as a therapeutic target in human colorectal cancer
Updated guidelines for cervical cancer screening from Cancer Care Nova Scotia
Ontario Health Innovation Council
Investigation into diluted chemotherapy - Dr. Jake Thiessen's report and Ontario's response.
Communique on healthcare savings through collaboration
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.
Wait Times Alliance 2013 Report Card
PEI announces new Catastrophic Drug Program
More than 25,000 people died in hospital from cancer in 2011–2012, representing 45% of all estimated cancer deaths that year.
How good is your drug insurance? Comparing federal, provincial and private sector plans, 2004-2011
Report from the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Research based on Pap screening combined with DNA technology
HPV testing for high-risk strains of virus causing cervical cancer emerges as issue
News Release from the NL government
CPAC Annual Report 2011/2012
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.
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
ALTERNATIVE FINANCING OPTIONS AS A DETERMINANT OF PUBLICLY FUNDED HEALTH CARE IN CANADA
The School of Public Policy, University of Calgary
MAXIMIZING and EXPANDING the ROLE of the
PRIMARY CARE NURSE in ONTARIO
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
Article from Benefits Canada
Offering Compassionate Care Outside of a Hospital Setting
Shelly Jamieson welcomed as CEO to lead the organization through its second mandate
Patterns and Trends 2012 Edition
Canadian Cancer Society releases the 2012 Canadian Cancer Statistics
Media release from the Canadian Cancer Society of the 2012 Canadian Cancer Statistics
CPAC releases five-year plan for the next phase of Canada’s national cancer strategy
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.
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
Report finds substantial variation in, and opportunity for, uptake of new technology for clinical care of cancer.
Bulletin shows sicker Canadians experience more barriers to access health care
Health Council of Canada report
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.
An analysis of population-based cancer registry data
Wait Times for Health Care in Canada
Annual report of the Canadian Cancer Action Network
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer report
Announcement from the UK Department of Health
Cancer Cases are Rising, but More Ontarians Surviving
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
Report from Statistics Canada
Dr. James Gowing - Letter to the Editor, St. John's Telegram
Do Canadians have access to world-class cancer treatments? Only if you live in the
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
Le Canada fait piètre figure en matière d'utilisation des derniers médicaments contre le cancer
Canada ranks near the bottom in usage of newer cancer drugs
An Ipsos MORI report for the Global Lung Cancer Coalition
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).
New Pilot Project: Subsequent Entry Biologics — Effective Immediately
Report from CCRA, October 2009
Ontario Cancer Plan 2008-2011
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer marks World Cancer Day by reporting on progress
Report on public drug plans released by the Canadian Health Coalition.
Report released from CIHI
Looking Forward - Full platform
Study from the Frontier Centre for Public Policy
Abstract from the 2008 Breast Cancer Symposium
Second report from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance - Aug, 2008
Report from the Canadian Breast Cancer Network
Report from the Health Council of Canada
Report from the Health Council of Canada
Report from Canadian Health Services Research
An Update on Primary Health Care and Home Care Renewal in Canada from the Health Council of Canada
Canadian Medical Association
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is asking Canadians about their priorities as it begins the implementation phase of the first cross-Canada cancer control strategy.
Ratio of health expenditure to GDP expected to climb to 10.6%
Method effective in 95% of cases, new Canadian research finds
Plan Provides Assurance for Residents with High Drug Costs
Press Release from the Colorectal Cancer Association of Canada
The Canadian Cancer Society announced Wednesday it is no longer recommending routine breast self-examinations as a way to detect cancer.
Article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal
BC Cancer Agency scientists discover new gene that suppresses tumour growth
A plan to modernize medicare
More than 3500 people joined the live opportunity for an online discussion with Nova Scotia cancer patient (and CACC Board member) Jim Connors, following a decision by the NS health minister not to fund his cancer drug.
North York General Hospital opens a new rapid assessment centre for prostate cancer, reducing the wait time for a diagnosis by two-thirds
A report from patient groups and advocates on the status of promises made with the introduction of Ontario's Transparent Drug System for Patients Act, on June 20, 2006.
Read the News Release.
Read the Report.
Read the Appendix
to the report.
What do meaningful reductions and guarantees mean? Report released June 26, 2007
Invitation from the Cancer Care Ontario Quality Council
Study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Draft National Guidelines for the Disclosure of Adverse Events
The Cancer Advocacy Coalition AGM will be held on June 15, 2007
More than half will benefit, but it depends on where they live, study finds
Study of Genetic Cause of Stomach and Breast Cancers Among 78 New Projects
Cancer patients take their invoices to the Provincial Legislature to show MPPs what they pay for the recommended standard therapy in Ontario.
Dr. William Hryniuk presents the CACC position on Common Drug Review to the Standing Committee, April 30, 2007
This Index is a system-wide monitor that tracks the quality and consistency of key services delivered across Ontario's cancer system - from prevention to end-of-life care.
Get Scans Along With Mammograms, Not Instead of Them
Effective March 1, 2007, all submissions (from all provinces) for oncology products (injectable and oral) will be made directly to the Ontario Committee to Evaluate Drugs/Cancer Care Ontario.
The CIHI study, Wait Times Tables - A Comparison by Province, 2007 includes updated information on provincial wait times reporting as of December 2006.
News Release from the Health Council of Canada
Health Care Renewal in Canada: Measuring Up?
Doctors give wait-times strategy marginal grade
Report released by Cancer Care Ontario
$193.5 Million Investment Promotes Early Detection To Save Lives
Special Report by CNN, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Lance Armstrong on cancer.
Podcast of the CNN radio broadcast special "Saving Your Life" with Dr. Sanjay Gupta
Stephen Harper today announced the government is investing $2.6 million in a Wait Time Guarantee pilot project for children in need of surgery.
Young Adults 15 to 29 years of age including SEER incidence and survival:
1975 - 2000
News Release from the Ontario Ministry of Health
Report on Hospitals—Management and Use of Diagnostic Imaging Equipment
Waiting Your Turn 16th Edition
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today announced the establishment of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.
Health expenditures continue to grow, but at a slightly slower rate
A Call for Renewed Action on Cancer Prevention and Detection in Ontario.
Report released by CCO & CCS
The Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada is releasing the attached Position Statement on User Charges for Cancer Treatment. This statement responds to a recommendation in July, 2006 from a provincial working group that recommends cancer patients should pay for hospital-based cancer treatments that are not funded by the ministry.
An Assessment of Their Health Status and Health Determinants
Report released by Cancer Care Ontario
Herceptin approved for treatment of early stage breast cancer
Report released by Cancer Care Ontario
Velcade And Three Other Drugs To Be Funded By The Province
Where the Rubber Hits the Road with Wait Times
Report of the Wait Times Project From Cancer Care Ontario
Cancer patients in Ontario have less access to cancer drugs than most other provinces and substantially less than British Columbia, where cancer outcomes are the best in the country.
New Provincial Oncology Drug Program Established To Improve Care for Cancer Patients
36-page summary of CHSPR’s 2006 health policy conference.
Report from the Canadian Institute for Health Information.
2006 AGM for CACC recognized Members and invited guests.
New budget includes funding for the Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control.
Updates on Action and Accountability Across Canada from the Health Council of Canada.
British Columbia invests $4M for cancer research.
The Ontario government has introduced legislation on April 13, 2006, that would, if passed, enable a comprehensive plan to get better value for money which will allow reinvestments to deliver better care to patients.
Hamilton's Dr. Ralph Meyer to succeed Dr. Joseph Pater in 2007 at prestigious NCIC CTG
The Canadian Coordinating Office for Health Technology Assessment (CCOHTA) adopts new name and brand to reflect broader mandate.
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.
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."
A national survey of health care providers, managers and the public.
Patients tell MPPs that tumours do not wait
Summary of the findings for cancer
Ten Steps to a common framework for reporting on waiting times
Health Council offers an insight on benchmarks
Fall 2005 summary of CIHR research achievements and new initiatives underway
Submissions requested by November 25
Up 7.5% from the previous year; growth in government health spending continues to outpace GDP
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.
$74.8 million for radiation and diagnostic equipment
An excerpt from the conference proceedings, The legal debate over private health insurance in Canada
New Federal Investments in Cancer Control
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: www.helpsuzanne.com
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.
Canadian Institute for Health Information releases report
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.
Rural family doctors more likely to accept new patients than urban family doctors
Unique international study seen as a major contribution to advancing care for the terminally ill.
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
Check out all the news from the 2005 meeting of ASCO
Announcement from the Wait Times Alliance
Why is the issue of pharmaceuticals important?
Health care renewal in Canada: Accelerating change