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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
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
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
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
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
Insights & Perspectives

"Why me?" Population-based approaches for a personal question

Michael Sherar
One of the most memorable letters I have ever received as president and CEO of CCO was from the wife of a man with stage 4 cancer. The question underlying her ...
Nov 5, 2017