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Dr. Catherine Dubé
Our Work

Same place, new test: Ontario launches a new at-home test to check for colorectal cancer

Dr. Catherine Dubé
Dr. Catherine DubéClinical Lead, ColonCancerCheckCancer Care OntarioI recently saw a woman in my practice who had colorectal cancer (commonly called ‘colon’ cancer ...
Jun 21, 2019
Arlene H.
Our Work

Ontario Cancer Plan: A message of hope

Arlene H.
A quick glance at cancer statistics can be quite sobering: Nearly one out of every two people in Ontario will develop cancer in their lifetime, and the number of ...
Jun 17, 2019
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 ...
May 28, 2019
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