Pan-Canadian Cancer Data Strategy

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) have launched the Pan-Canadian Cancer Data Strategy that will guide efforts to enhance the collection, integration and use of cancer data.

CPAC and CCS have worked with various partners, including provincial and territorial cancer agencies and programs, healthcare organizations, First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners, researchers, policymakers and people with lived cancer experience to create a cancer-specific data strategy that includes:

  • a framework to guide the mission, vision, values and success factors for improvements in cancer data
  • three priorities for action and investment including:
    • improving the efficiency, timeliness and quality of data capture and access
    • enhancing linkages to current data
    • filling gaps in current data collection and availability
  • a section on the importance of First Nations, Inuit and Métis data sovereignty, with examples of First Nations, Inuit and Métis-led efforts to improve data and data governance.”

CanPath, and its seven regional cohorts including Atlantic PATH, are proud to be represented in the new Pan-Canadian Cancer Data Strategy.  We’re committed to filling gaps in data on risk factors to guide cancer prevention efforts. 

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