The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has revealed the latest Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. It is basically a roadmap for ten years for the deliverance of world-class care for cancer to all Canadians along with their families and the caregivers that are a victim of the disease. This strategy elaborates the measures that will be taken in order to improve the equity of accession to the best quality of care and the actions that will ensure a sustainable system of healthcare in the future.
The Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership, Cynthia Morton has said that the strategy will provide a bold vision to Canadians. She added that the potential for delivering specialized care for cancer virtually along with the local support by caregivers has been improving the accession to care in remote and rural areas. HPV vaccinations shall continue with their mission of helping to eliminate cervical and some other related cancers. Furthermore, genomics, immunotherapy, and targeted therapies are now giving birth to options for treatment of cancers which were once considered untreatable.
The basic Strategy was designed in 2006. The Partnership has also involved Inuit, First Nations, and the Métis communities, organizations, and governments regarding cancer care according to Peoples-specific priorities.
The Partnership is the primary warden of the Strategy that works with people that are on the front lines in every province and in all territories whether they may be cancer agencies, NGOs, healthcare professionals, cancer victims, or even those who take care of the patients for addressing challenges that require new solutions as well as pan-Canadian action. The five priorities of Strategy will be tackling the most important challenges for the upcoming ten years that include firstly, reducing the cancer risks, secondly, diagnosing cancer at an early stage, thirdly, delivering the best quality of care and eliminating the barriers for people to get the required care. Lastly, delivering knowledge and support for those who are already suffering from it.