Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control

Tuesday, November 5, 2019
8:00am-8:30am

The Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control (the Strategy) has guided Canada’s progress in cancer control since 2006. Canada has made considerable progress since then, but there’s still work left to do. One in two Canadians will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The Partnership recently led broad consultations across Canada to inform the modernization of the Strategy.

The modernized Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control builds on the original Strategy developed in 2006 and sets out a 10-year action plan with priorities and actions so that all Canadians will have access to high-quality cancer care no matter who they are or where they live. Recognizing the need for the development of a shared vision for Canadian cancer research that moves the country forward, the Strategy calls for better integration of research into clinical care settings. This would increase collaboration among clinicians and researchers, and opportunities to learn from the experience of every person living with cancer and improve outcomes for all people in Canada.

Designed to address new opportunities and growing pressures, the Strategy will ensure the health-care system remains sustainable into the future. Above all, it reflects the voices and priorities of Canadians.