First of its kind initiative results from collaboration between oncology nurses, physicians, pharmacists and accreditation experts
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (the Partnership) is pleased to collaborate in the development of new standards for health-care providers delivering systemic chemotherapy treatment. Developed with Accreditation Canada, the Canadian Association of Provincial Cancer Agencies, and the Partnership, the new Ambulatory Systemic Cancer Therapy Services standards mark an important step in building a comprehensive quality program for the safe delivery of chemotherapy treatment in Canada.
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Position paper released on cancer-specific commitments
The worldwide prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) were the focus of a recent General Assembly of the United Nations held in New York. More than 30 heads of state, ministers of health and other policy makers came together to discuss the challenges, social and economic impacts associated with preventing and controlling NCDs, particularly for developing countries. It resulted in the adoption of a political declaration on NCDs – only the second of its kind to address a health issue on a global scale.
Following the meeting, …read more
Join the dialogue on the future of tobacco control
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Canada. An estimated 25,300 Canadians will be diagnosed with the disease in 2011 and 20,600 will die from it.1 Overall, fewer than 16 per cent of lung cancer patients survive five years or …read more
New report identifies opportunities for research on experiences and needs of cancer patients
Understanding the cancer research landscape, including the gaps and opportunities is key to optimizing research investments to ensure that discoveries benefit patients as quickly as possible. A new report from the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance (CCRA), Investment in Research on Survivorship and Palliative and End-of-Life Care 2005-2008, documents for the first time the country’s investments in cancer research focused on survivorship and palliative and end-of-life …read more
Partnership supports Canada Health Infoway’s ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is pleased to join other national health organizations in supporting Canada Health Infoway’s ImagineNation Outcomes Challenge.
The recently announced Outcomes Challenge will accelerate the use of innovative solutions with the potential to improve healthcare quality and the patient experience in four key areas: e-scheduling, patient access to health information, medication reconciliation, and clinical synoptic reporting.
Synoptic reporting …read more