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Cancer Care Ontario Blog
Insights & Perspectives

Beyond prevention: Primary care providers in the cancer system

Dr. Ed Kucharski
This past spring I was giving a talk about the My CancerIQ risk assessment tool at one of Ontario’s largest primary care conferences. And, as I so often do, I ...
Jan 7, 2019
Michael Sherar, President and CEO
Our Partners and the System

Biosimilars: New opportunities and challenges for Canadian cancer care

Michael Sherar
Recently, I provided opening remarks at an event that brought together various stakeholders to discuss opportunities and challenges presented by the introduction of ...
Dec 4, 2018
Dr. Prithwish De
Insights & Perspectives

Towards a greater understanding of cancer in Ontario

Dr. Prithwish De
The science of gathering and reporting on cancer burden data in Ontario began nearly a century ago, several years before the organization now known as CCO came into ...
Oct 23, 2018
Insights & Perspectives

Ieva and Malcolm: In sickness and in health

CCO Blog Team
When a couple can count their wedding anniversaries in decades, they usually have their relationship pretty well worked out. But as Malcolm and Ieva F. discovered, ...
Oct 9, 2018
Insights & Perspectives

A closer look at cancer drug shortages

Scott Gavura
While cancer drug shortages are not new, they are more frequent than ever. The reality today is that one or more cancer drugs may be in short supply at any time. ...
Sep 25, 2018
Our Partners and the System

Human Touch Awards celebrate excellence in cancer care

CCO Blog Team
Passionate. Committed. Patient-focused.These are just a few of the words that have been used to describe this year’s Human Touch Award recipients in the cancer care ...
Sep 11, 2018
Deb. K, CCO patient advisor
Insights & Perspectives

Help improve a cancer patient's experience. Draw a picture.

Deb K.
In honour of Patient Experience Week, CCO patient advisor Deb K. shares her thoughts on how healthcare providers can communicate more effectively with patients. ...
Apr 24, 2018
Andrea Crespo
Culture & Careers

How Andrea Crespo's pharmacy expertise helps to transform the health system

CCO Blog Team
What do you do when you're interested in medicine but can’t handle blood and guts? For Andrea Crespo, the answer was to become a pharmacist.Crespo's pharmacy degree ...
Apr 3, 2018
Our Partners and the System

Birthday greetings include an invitation to start colon cancer screening

Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant Regional Cancer Program
For many of us, birthdays mean scrumptious cake, glowing candles, gifts and greeting cards. If you’ve just turned 50, those birthday greetings will also include a ...
Mar 26, 2018
Dr. Bill Evans
Insights & Perspectives

Why it’s so important to quit smoking when you have cancer

Dr. Bill Evans
If you’ve been diagnosed with cancer or had a loved one receive this news, you know that it can be quite overwhelming. There are often multiple clinic visits and ...
Mar 12, 2018
Person-centred care year in review
Our Partners and the System

Making person-centred care a reality across Ontario

CCO Blog Team
Patients are at the heart of what we do at CCO. This focus on person-centred care helps drive every decision we make.It can be seen in system-level programs and ...
Feb 21, 2018
Insights & Perspectives

New cancer statistics: Better outcomes, but increasing need in Ontario

Michael Sherar
This year, more than 90,000 people in Ontario will discover they have cancer. Approximately one in two Ontarians are expected to be diagnosed with cancer in their ...
Jan 25, 2018