How Patients Experience Cancer Care in Canada: a new report from CPAC

HOW PATIENTS EXPERIENCE CANCER CARE IN CANADA: NEW REPORT A new report published by the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer illustrates the experiences of patients from the time cancer is suspected through adjusting to a “new normal” after treatment ends. This is the first in a series presenting national survey data (more…)

New Publication: The economic burden of cancer care in Canada: a population-based cost study

The Canadian Centre for Applied Research in Cancer Control (ARCC) is proud to share work led by one of our HTA Program Leads, Dr. Claire de Oliveira, and funded by ARCC. The economic burden of cancer care in Canada: a population-based cost study has been released today, Thursday January 4th 2018, by CMAJ (more…)

Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine

Sanders GD, Neumann PJ, Basu A, et al. Recommendations for Conduct, Methodological Practices, and Reporting of Cost-effectiveness Analyses: Second Panel on Cost-Effectiveness in Health and Medicine. JAMA. 2016;316(10):1093-1103. Click here to access full-text online In 1996, the initial panel on cost effectiveness in health and medicine published its findings emphasizing (more…)

Home-based Palliative Care Should be Referred More

A recent study done in Japan published in Cancer studied if there was a difference in survival time between cancer patients dying at home with palliative care compared to in hospital. The study compared adult patients with metastatic cancer who had either been admitted to palliative care, referred to hospital palliative care, (more…)

Canada’s End-Of-Life Care is More Hospital Centric

The cost of end-of-life care among developed countries varies based on the policies implemented. This study compared site of death, health care utilization, and hospital expenditures in 7 developed countries (Belgium, Canada, England, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, and the United States). To address the knowledge gap in cross-national end-of-life research, (more…)

Doctor visits increase in adolescent and young adults with cancer

Study done with ARCC Investigator and Program Lead of Survivorship: Mary McBride This study published in the Journal of Cancer Survivorship helps us understand the need for health care to specifically examine the needs of Adolescents and Young Adults (AYA) diagnosed with cancer. Cancer treatments among AYAs can effect development (more…)