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Cancer Care Ontario Blog
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

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
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