Welcome, Health Care Providers

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As a health care provider, you play an important role in the cancer system. This website was developed to support you and provide accurate, current information at your fingertips. The site is structured to reflect the cancer journey - from prevention and screening through to end of life and palliative care. Within each section, you'll find best practice guidelines, referral forms, patient resources, contact information, plus much more.  

Not sure where to begin? Simply click on the dropdown menu located at the top of the page, where you'll find a list of quick links to frequently accessed information. In the "What's New?" section below, you'll find important updates affecting cancer care delivery, educational opportunities, and other items that you will want to know. 

As a regional cancer program working on behalf of Cancer Care Ontario, we are dedicated to ensuring all providers across the region are working in partnership to provide high quality care for patients. 

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What's New?

  • New quality standard addresses palliative care for adults - Health Quality Ontario (HQO) and the Ontario Palliative Care Network (OPCN) have released a new palliative care quality standard for adoption: Care for Adults with Progressive, Life-Limiting Illness. This quality standard addresses palliative care for people who are living with a progressive, life-limiting illness, and support for their family and caregivers. The goal of palliative care is to relieve pain and suffering and to improve a person’s quality of life. This quality standard focuses on care for people in all settings, including home and community, hospice, hospital, and long-term care. Click the link above to view the standards and accompanying patient guide, recommendations for adoption, and measurement guide.
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    Webinar Series - Ovarian Cancer 101 - Do you have a patient recently diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer? Are they looking for more information about the disease? Ovarian Cancer Canada is hosting a FREE webinar on Thursday, November 15, 2017, from 12 - 1 pm (EDT). The presentation will include an overview of ovarian cancer, subtypes of the disease including the connection to genetic mutations, different responses to treatment, and new treatment opportunities. Click the link about for more information.
  • CQCO Quality and Innovations Awards - Call for applications! - The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO), in partnership with Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), is calling for applications for the 12th annual Quality and Innovations Awards. The Quality and Innovations Award is a yearly competition which recognizes significant contributions to innovation in the delivery and quality of cancer care. The Awards were established to encourage and reward the development of innovative and ground-breaking initiatives aimed at enhancing and improving the quality of cancer care in Ontario. Applicants are encouraged to submit a short expression of interest by Friday, November 3, 2017, and a full application by Friday, December 15, 2017. For more information about the awards and for application forms, please click on the link above.