New Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control released
Our funding agency, the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC), has released their Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The Strategy is a 10-year roadmap that focuses on long-term, sustainable impact in cancer control and improving equity in the cancer system, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis priorities.
CPAC’s public engagement of more than 7,500 Canadians revealed several key themes, including a desire for better resources to educate and support people to prevent cancer. Based on this input, one of the Strategy’s five priorities is to decrease the risk of people getting cancer, including reducing exposure to carcinogens at home and at work. It calls for broader policies to reduce environmental exposures, including emission and industrial waste controls, and to support occupational health and safety.
The Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control is available here.