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End-of-Life Hospital Care for Cancer Patients

Using CIHI’s administrative data, this study examines the use of hospital services near the end of life by cancer patients who died in acute care hospitals, highlighting variation in service use across provinces. It will add to the existing body of research on end-of-life care for cancer patients and produce new, actionable knowledge on provincial differences in quality of care at the end of life for cancer patients.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Breast Cancer Surgery in Canada, 2007-2008 to 2009-2010

A picture of surgical care from 2007–2008 to 2009–2010 is provided in this report, based on hospital and ambulatory care data that has been standardized by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) to allow for pan-Canadian analyses. Important information on stage of disease, a critical determinant of treatment, was not available for these analyses; however, general trends in breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and mastectomy, surgical re-excisions, reconstructive surgery and complications of surgery are provided. In addition, information on how care was provided (either in hospital or as day surgery) is described. The results presented include women with invasive breast cancer and those with a non-invasive form of the disease, ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS).
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Cancer Care Nova Scotia

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. We work: *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.
Monday, May 27, 2013

Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO)

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 *Patient satisfaction
Monday, December 10, 2012

Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012

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:
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Canadian Cancer Statistics 2012

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
Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Alberta Cancer BRIDGES

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.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Breast Cancer Supportive Care Foundation

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.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

CARTaGENE project

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.
Monday, November 7, 2011

BC Generations Project

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?”
Monday, November 7, 2011
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