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The burden of cancer is growing in Canada, with the average number of new cancer cases expected to increase by 40% in the next 15 years, largely as a result of the growing and aging of the Canadian population.1 It is therefore of vital importance that coordinated system-level change focus on reducing the chance of being diagnosed with cancer, ultimately reducing the age-standardized incidence of cancer and improving the quality of life of those affected by cancer. To do this, cancer control efforts must be targeted along the full continuum—from prevention to treatment through to survivorship and end-of-life care.

The 2016 Cancer System Performance Report is our seventh report of indicators measuring cancer system performance across Canada. System Performance Reports provide a pan- Canadian cross-section of key performance indicators that allow for the interpretation of patterns and trends to inform opportunities for overall system improvements.

 

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 at 10:57 am and is filed under Publisher's Page.