US Self-Reported Financial Burden of Cancer

A recent self-reported study was published by Cancer this week titled Self-reported financial burden of cancer care and its effect of physical and mental health-related quality of life among US cancer survivors.  The study focused on the out-of–pocket spending that Americans with cancer must spend due to their illness. With the increase of (more…)

New lung cancer screening guidelines released for high-risk Canadians

New Guidelines on lung cancer screening was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal Monday March 7th 2016. In the new screening guidelines strongly suggests that current and former smokers between the ages of 55-74 get screened for lung cancer annually. In screening regularly it gives doctor’s the ability to (more…)
The Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control

New Links Page Now Available

The Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control has now added a Links page to our website. The links page directly connects you to other organizations webpages that are relevant to applied cancer control. You can visit the new page by Clicking Here. If you have any suggestions for (more…)

Current Oncology: Canadian Costing Supplement is now Available

In the recent Current Oncology: Canadian Costing Supplement many ARCC members research has been highlighted. For these researchers we would like to send out a big congratulations! This supplement that has been co-edited by Nicole Mittmann (Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario), and Claire de Oliveria (Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, (more…)

CME Credit available based on ARCC funded study in The Oncologist

We are proud to announce that an ARCC funded study led by Dr. Sonya Cressman and published in The Oncologist has been selected as a CME offering. Their article titled: “A time-trend economic analysis of cancer drug trials” is available for a Maximum of 1 credit unit course. The target (more…)
The Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control

Changes to ARCC Research Programs

**This message is sent on behalf of Dr. Stuart Peacock and Dr. Kelvin Chan – ARCC Co-Directors** ARCC is entering an exciting time as the Centre continues to grow and develop new opportunities in its second five year term. In the coming weeks we will be letting you know more (more…)

ICES Live Chat on End-of-Life Cancer Care

Join ICES for a live twitter discussion on end-of-life cancer care quality indicators in Canada! During this Twitter chat, ICES will discuss, “Quality indicators of end-of-life care in patients with cancer: what rate is right?”, a recent ICES study funded by the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control and (more…)

ARCC and McMaster Health Forum awarded CPAC grant

Drug expenditures in oncology have risen faster than in other areas of health care. While health gains have been made in the treatment of cancer with new therapies, there is concern among policy makers and health care providers that the high costs for new cancer treatments might not be justified (more…)

ARCC Investigator Lisa Barbera’s work makes the Top 10 CCS-Funded Research Stories of 2015

Today, January 4th 2015, the Canadian Cancer Society has published their Top 10 CCS-Funded Research Stories for 2015: click here for details. ARCC is very proud to announce that one of our ARCC Investigators, Dr. Lisa Barbera has been featured this year for her May 2015 Publication in the Journal of (more…)

Change in ARCC Co-Directorship effective December 1, 2015

Thank you Dr. Jeffrey Hoch In November 2015, Dr. Jeffrey Hoch stepped down from his role as Co-Director of the Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC). Dr. Hoch is an original ARCC Co-Founder, and has helped lead ARCC since 2009. During that time the ARCC Network has (more…)