Supporting Canada’s refreshed cancer control strategy

22 July 2019

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) is one of many Canadian healthcare partners who contributed to the development of five new priorities to help improve cancer care over the next 10 years.

The Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control is a 10-year roadmap developed by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC). The Strategy aims to provide guidance to help Canada deliver world-class cancer care and shares actions to ensure we have a sustainable, equitable cancer care system for the future.

“We know a cancer diagnosis can change everything, which is why this bold Strategy to reduce the burden of cancer in Canada is critically important,” says Andrea Seale, interim CEO at the Canadian Cancer Society.

Thanks to CCS’s valuable sightline on the cancer landscape in Canada, through our research, support system and advocacy work, we are uniquely positioned to deliver on the priorities outlined in the new Strategy.

The Strategy’s five priorities will tackle the most pressing cancer challenges:

  • Decreasing the risk of people getting cancer
  • Diagnosing cancer faster, accurately and at an earlier stage
  • Delivering high-quality care in a sustainable, world class system
  • Eliminating barriers to people getting the care they need
  • Delivering information and supports for people living with cancer, families and caregivers

“By working collectively with health care partners and stewards like CPAC and supporting the priorities of the new Strategy, we can improve the cancer experience, helping people live longer and enhancing their quality of life,” says Andrea, who is also an upcoming board member of CPAC.

Would you like to read more about the new Strategy and how it can impact cancer in Canada? Visit CPAC’s website.