Helping health care professionals tune into the patient’s perspective
Can storytelling help improve the way patients experience care? That was the focus of a recent workshop hosted by the Partnership at the MaRS Centre in Toronto. More than 50 oncologists, oncology nurses, social workers and cancer survivors discussed how stories captured through video can be used as a tool to support professionals in making improvements in care and to support patients throughout their cancer journey.
The workshop was …read more
Recent publications highlight unique needs of young oncology patients and survivors
Every year 2,000 Canadians aged 15 to 29 are diagnosed with cancer1. In response to the unique needs of these young Canadians, the Canadian Task Force on Adolescents and Young Adults with Cancer (AYA Task Force) is pioneering work to investigate and increase awareness of treatment and survivorship issues.…read more
June 5 marks the 24th annual National Survivors Day
Close to one million Canadians count themselves among a growing population of cancer survivors. According to the National Cancer Institute, a survivor is someone who continues to function during and after overcoming a serious hardship or life-threatening disease.
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The Partnership is pleased to congratulate Dr. Margaret Fitch, who recently received the Canadian Cancer Society’s 2011 Award for Excellence in Medicine and Health.
Currently Chair of the Partnership’s Cancer Journey Advisory Group, Dr. Fitch is Head of Oncology Nursing and Co-Director of the Patient and Family Support Program at the Odette Cancer Centre at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre.…read more
Earlier today the Canadian Cancer Society released their report, Canadian Cancer Statistics 2011. Published annually, the report provides updates on cancer incidence, mortality, survival, prevalence and risk of developing or dying from cancer. This year’s edition includes a special focus on colorectal cancer.…read more