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Cancer Care Ontario Blog
Dr. Jill Tinmouth and Alethea Kewayosh
Our Partners and the System

Improving cancer screening for Indigenous peoples

Matthew Pariselli
Alethea KewayoshDirector, Indigenous Cancer Control UnitCancer Care OntarioIn February 2019, Alethea Kewayosh, director of the Indigenous Cancer Control Unit at ...
May 14, 2019
Donna Van Allen
Our Partners and the System

Bringing care closer to home

CCO Blog Team
Anyone who has lived with a diagnosis of cancer or has supported a loved one through treatment knows the toll that the illness can carry. Travelling to and from ...
Apr 18, 2019
Jane Smart
Insights & Perspectives

The importance of being seen and heard in the cancer system

Jane Smart
Jane Smart, Senior Specialist, Technical Training, Legal and Privacy, CCO, shares her unique perspectives of cancer as a patient and as a parent.Cancer has been a ...
Apr 9, 2019
Lauri P.
Insights & Perspectives

The power of a supportive network

CCO Blog Team
The first time Lauri P. met with her fellow patient and family advisors at Cancer Care Ontario, she was unprepared for the emotions stirred up by the encounter. ...
Mar 26, 2019
Suriya Veerappan
Insights & Perspectives

Ontario's cancer care system: Amazing care, important lessons

Suriya Veerappan
Working at CCO, I hear “cancer” every day. But when my doctor said to me, “I think you have cancer,” the word took on a very different meaning.I was suddenly thrust ...
Feb 28, 2019
Our Work

6 lesser-known ways to reduce cancer risk

CCO Blog Team
Many people think cancer isn’t in their power to control. They’re convinced it’s all a matter of “bad genes” — or just plain bad luck.While it’s true you can’t ...
Feb 12, 2019
Occupational cancer research
Our Work

Towards healthier workplaces: The importance of researching occupational cancer

CCO Blog Team
We spend an average of one-third of our waking hours at work, so it's important that our workplaces are safe and free from hazards.But for many Ontarians, that isn’ ...
Jan 31, 2019
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