Cancer Care Nova Scotia, a program of the Department of Health and Wellness, was created to reduce the effects of cancer on individuals and families through research, prevention and screening, and lessen the fear of cancer through education and information.
Cancer Care Nova Scotia enables quality cancer prevention and care for all Nova Scotians.
Our goal is quality cancer prevention, treatment and care for all Nova Scotians when they need it and as close to home as possible.
As a program of the Department of Health and Wellness, we partner with healthcare providers and administrators, government and health charities to ensure that Nova Scotia’s cancer system is the best it can be.
*to ensure all Nova Scotians have access to high quality cancer care
*to reduce the number of cancer deaths and diagnoses
*to provide reliable and helpful cancer information to Nova Scotians
*to facilitate stronger cancer research in Nova Scotia.
The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO) is an advisory group that guides Cancer Care Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care in their efforts to improve the quality of cancer care in the province.
We also monitor and publicly report on the performance of the cancer system, and provide international comparisons and benchmarking so Ontario can learn from other jurisdictions.
Our areas of focus:
*Health outcomes: cancer incidence, prevalence, mortality, detection by stage, treatment outcomes, survival and overall health burden
*Efficiency indicators: access, coverage of target population, waiting times, unit costs, length-of-stay and human resources
This annual publication provides health professionals, researchers, policy-makers and interested members of the general public with detailed information regarding incidence, mortality and other measures of cancer burden for the most common types of cancer by age, sex, year and province or territory.
Canadian Cancer Statistics is part of an annual series that began in 1987. All past editions including special topics of focus are available electronically.
Read more: http://www.cancer.ca/Canada-wide/About%20cancer/Cancer%20statistics.aspx?sc_lang=en#ixzz1uOBH9gfr
The 2012 Canadian Cancer Statistics report provides detailed information on cancer incidence, mortality and other statistics for the most common types of cancer in Canada and in the provinces and territories. This information is based on cancer surveillance data from the Canadian Cancer Registry, which is a dynamic database housed and maintained by Statistics Canada that contains records of all new cases of cancer diagnosed in Canada.
The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to collaborate with the Canadian Cancer Society, Statistics Canada and other partners to produce Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012
The Alberta Cancer BRIDGES (Building Research Innovation into the Development and Growth of Excellence in Survivorship Care) team is a large provincial collection of people with special interest in researching and delivering evidence-based survivorship care. The team members include researchers, physicians, oncologists, survivors (and more) located mostly in Alberta.
The Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation offers services by a multidisciplinary team of health care professionals specialized in breast cancer care for women living with and recovering from breast cancer. The programs include Interface Team Services for Individual Patient Care; a Breast Cancer Recovery Group Program and the Healthy Living After Breast Cancer (individualized) program.
Entirely publicly funded, CARTaGENE will be an infrastructure for population genomics research. This resource could therefore contribute to the development of better diagnosis, treatment and disease prevention programs.
CARTaGENE seeks to create a resource for the advancement of genetic research, with the aim of improving the health of Quebecers. This public resource will operate under a governance framework and will consist of a databank and a biobank. The database will contain environmental, demographic and health data. The biobank will contain DNA, blood and urine samples.
The BC Generations Project is the British Columbia component of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, a landmark study with a broad scope and strong, rigorous design, which is establishing a large, high-quality population laboratory. By following 300,000 Canadians for their adult lives, the project hopes to answer some of cancer’s most challenging questions, including “Why do some people get cancer and other chronic diseases, and others do not?”
The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health, or The Atlantic PATH as we’re commonly called, is part of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, the largest study of its kind ever undertaken in Canada. This $42-million national study is investigating how genetics, the environment, lifestyle, and behaviour contribute to the development of cancer. The study will follow the health of 300,000 people in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and Atlantic Canada for 30 years.
Here on the East Coast, The Atlantic PATH is recruiting 30,000 men and women aged 18 to 69 from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland and Labrador.
This research is particularly important for Atlantic Canada, which has the highest rates of cancer in the country. Every year, more than 13,400 Atlantic Canadians are diagnosed with cancer and 6,300 die as a result. The disease truly does touch everyone living in this region, either personally or through family and friends.
A landmark study with a broad scope and strong, rigorous design, the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project is establishing a large, high-quality population laboratory. By following 300,000 Canadians for their adult lives, the project hopes to answer some of cancer’s most challenging questions, including “Why do some people get cancer and other chronic diseases, and others do not?”
The project’s five regional teams – in Alberta, Atlantic Canada, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec – aim to recruit and track a total of 300,000 healthy Canadians over decades. Participants provide information about their health, lifestyle and environment. The collection of baseline and ongoing data and biological samples, such as urine and blood, and physical measurements, such as weight and height, will build a database and bio-repository.
Participants are followed for decades, building layers of information that will create a rich database. Researchers will have access to data and can propose analyses that will identify patterns and information that will potentially explain some of the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart and lung disease.