The Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations and the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency, together with Métis communities, are working to develop a cancer surveillance program over the next three years. This $1.07 million program funded through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer will help determine a method for identifying First Nations and Métis peoples within the healthcare system. By increasing the surveillance of how cancer is impacting First Nations and Métis people, it will give health care providers a better idea of what types of specific programming should be targeted toward these populations.
What is the cancer surveillance program?
Cancer is a growing concern among Saskatchewan’s First Nations and Métis people. Creating a cancer surveillance system and gathering first-hand information from First Nations and Métis patients about their experiences is the first step toward improving the health of these populations. Read more...
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer is an independent organization funded by the federal government to accelerate action on cancer control for all Canadians. The Partnership works with cancer experts, charitable organizations, governments, cancer agencies, national health organizations, patients, survivors and others to implement Canada’s cancer control strategy. Read more...
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