What are Pathways?
Pathways are a quality improvement tool for the Ontario cancer system. They are flowcharts that show a high-level overview of the care a cancer patient in Ontario should receive. Pathways focus on one type of cancer, during a specific phase of the cancer journey, with the understanding that the patient journey differs from one cancer to another.
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The following pathways have been developed by Cancer Care Ontario to guide cancer treatment in the province:
- Lung - Small cell lung cancer
- Lung- Non-small cell lung cancer
- Colorectal - Colon cancer
- Colorectal - Rectal cancer
- Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care
What are Guidelines?
Cancer Care Ontario's Program in Evidence-Based Care (PEBC) produces evidence-based guidance documents in partnership with clinical experts in all major cancer disease sites and across all clinical programs and modalities. Below are a list of PEBC guidelines:
- Gastrointestinal (anal, colorectal, pancreatic, esophageal, gastric)
- Genitourinary (prostate, kidney, testis)
- Gynecologic (vulva, ovary, endometrium, cervix)
- Head and neck
- Lung (small cell, non-small cell, mesothelioma, thymoma)
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