Welcome, Health Care Providers

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As a health care provider, you play an important role in the cancer system. This website was developed to support you and provide accurate, current information at your fingertips. The site is structured to reflect the cancer journey - from prevention and screening through to end of life and palliative care. Within each section, you'll find best practice guidelines, referral forms, patient resources, contact information, plus much more.  

Not sure where to begin? Simply click on the dropdown menu located at the top of the page, where you'll find a list of quick links to frequently accessed information. In the "What's New?" section below, you'll find important updates affecting cancer care delivery, educational opportunities, and other items that you will want to know. 

As a regional cancer program working on behalf of Cancer Care Ontario, we are dedicated to ensuring all providers across the region are working in partnership to provide high quality care for patients. 

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What's New?

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    Job Opportunities - Regional Palliative Care Network - The South West Hospice Palliative Care Network (SWHPCN) is looking for qualified individuals to fill two leadership positions; Regional Palliative Care Network Lead, and Regional Palliative Clinical Co-Lead (Non-physician). If you're passionate about improving the delivery and quality of Palliative Care and are interested in either of these opportunities, click the link above for more information.
  • We're "rolling out" a new screening test! - A new colorectal cancer screening test is coming! Later this year, the FOBT will be replaced with the new Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT). Why the change? How effective is FIT? How do you order the test for your patients? What changes will be experienced as a result of the implementation of the new test? We have ALL the answers you need! SAVE THE DATE and join us at one of five dinner events we will be hosting this fall (in partnership with your local Primary Care Alliance). For event locations and more information click the link above.
  • New quality standard addresses palliative care for adults - Health Quality Ontario (HQO) and the Ontario Palliative Care Network (OPCN) have released a new palliative care quality standard for adoption: Care for Adults with Progressive, Life-Limiting Illness. This quality standard addresses palliative care for people who are living with a progressive, life-limiting illness, and support for their family and caregivers. The goal of palliative care is to relieve pain and suffering and to improve a person’s quality of life. This quality standard focuses on care for people in all settings, including home and community, hospice, hospital, and long-term care. Click the link above to view the standards and accompanying patient guide, recommendations for adoption, and measurement guide.