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JANUARY 2018
 
IN BRIEF
 
 
LIVING WITH CANCER IN CANADA: A NATIONAL REPORT ON THE PATIENT EXPERIENCE
 
The Partnership published a groundbreaking report looking at cancer care from the perspective of over 30,000 Canadians. Living with Cancer: A Report on the Patient Experience illustrates the experiences of patients with cancer: from the moment they realize something is wrong, to hearing “you have cancer” and wondering what's next, to being treated for cancer and hoping it works, through to finding a “new normal” once treatment ends. This report shows that while cancer may be well-treated, many patients experience significant physical and emotional side effects of the disease that are often not being adequately addressed.

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ONE IN FIVE CANADIANS CONTINUE TO SMOKE DURING ACTIVE CANCER TREATMENT
 
 
Evidence shows smoking can reduce the effectiveness of cancer treatment and increase the risk of therapy-related side effects. On National Non-Smoking Week, Dr. Craig Earle, Vice-President, Cancer Control at the Partnership spoke to Kevin Frankish, Co-Host of Breakfast Television Toronto, to raise awareness of the dangers of smoking and to remind patients with cancer that it's never too late to quit.
 
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NEW LAW CALLS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A NATIONWIDE PALLIATIVE CARE FRAMEWORK
 
 
On December 12, Bill C-277 set in motion the development of a national palliative care framework in Canada. The bill emphasizes improved access to palliative and end-of-life services in community and home settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and residential hospices. It also calls on the federal government to work with the provinces and territories to develop a structure that will guide and support implementation of high-quality palliative care services.
 
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COST OF CANCER CARE IN CANADA A GROWING ECONOMIC BURDEN: STUDY
 
A population-based study found the economic burden of Canadian cancer care rose from $2.9 billion in 2005 to $7.5 billion in 2012, mostly due to the increased costs of hospital-based care. The analysis suggests that the economic burden of cancer care is larger than previously estimated, with chemotherapy and radiation therapy expenditures accounting for the largest increases.
 
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MAKING COMPLEX HEALTH CARE DECISIONS WITH CONFIDENCE
 
 
An article published in Current Oncology looks at OncoSim – a cost-benefit analysis tool that helps researchers, policy advisors and decision-makers evaluate alternative and emerging cancer control strategies. The article is accompanied by an editorial that makes the case for using mathematical modelling techniques to support medical decision-making. Learn about the purpose of OncoSim, how it was created, and how it can help decision-makers faced with the challenge of maintaining high-quality care under tight health care budgets.

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