Make an impact in your community by donating or registering for Relay For Life.
New Brunswick Provincial Election
The New Brunswick Election will be held Monday, September 24, 2018. Help make cancer an election issue for all parties! To find your candidate and where to vote visit Elections New Brunswick.
We are calling on all political parties to adapt meaningful and actionable platform commitments to address significant gaps in the cancer patient experience, from diagnosis to treatment and beyond. The following four priority issues have the potential to significantly advance cancer care in NB.
Our priority issues
Cancer Patient Navigators - A cancer patient navigation system will facilitate access to critical cancer care, resources and assist in the coordination and continuity of cancer care. The CCS wants the Government of New Brunswick to collaborate with the New Brunswick Cancer Network to establish a formal cancer patient navigation system within the first year of taking office.
Take-Home Cancer Treatment - Cancer drugs are provided at no direct cost to patients while in the hospital; however when patients go home, they have to pay to access the same drugs. The CCS is asking the Government of New Brunswick to introduce a take-home cancer drug program that makes treatment at home affordable and accessible to everyone.
Tobacco Control Measures - The use of tobacco should be prevented and those using tobacco should be provided the necessary supports to quit. The CCS is asking the Government of New Brunswick to increase tobacco taxes, and substantially increase funding for a Tobacco Control Strategy.
Palliative Care Strategy - Cancer patients receiving palliative care need responsive and appropriate services to address their changing needs. The CCS wants the Government of New Brunswick to implement the Palliative Care Strategy developed in 2013.
Input from party leaders
The CCS asked the leaders of the four main political parties to respond to specific questions about our top priorities. Click on the party below to view their responses.
New Brunswick Liberal Party New Brunswick NDP Party
Great progress has been made
Some cancers, such as thyroid and testicular, have survival rates of over 90%. Other cancers, such as pancreatic, brain and esophageal, continue to have very low survival rates.