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Cancer Care Ontario (CCO)
As the provincial agency responsible for continually improving cancer services, and the government’s cancer advisor, Cancer Care Ontario:

  • Directs and oversees close to $700 million public healthcare dollars to hospitals and other cancer care providers to deliver high quality, timely cancer services.
  • Implements provincial cancer prevention and screening programs designed to reduce cancer risks and raise screening participation rates.
  • Works with cancer care professionals and organizations to develop and implement quality improvements and standards.
  • Uses electronic information and technology to support health professionals and patient self-care and to continually improve the safety, quality, efficiency, accessibility and accountability of cancer services.
  • Plans cancer services to meet current and future patient needs, and works with healthcare providers in every Local Health Integration Network to continually improve cancer care for the people they serve.
  • Rapidly transfers new research into improvements and innovations in clinical practice and cancer service delivery
Breastcancer.org is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the most reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer to help women and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast health and breast cancer, so they can make the best decisions for their lives.
 
Canadian Cancer Society (CCS)
The Canadian Cancer Society, a leader in the fight against the disease, is the largest national charitable funder of cancer research in Canada.  The Canadian Cancer Society offers support and information for people with cancer and their family, friends and caregivers. Services are confidential, and many are available in multiple languages.
 
Information and support on palliative care, end of life care, loss and grief.
 
The Canadian Cancer Society's online community – CancerConnection.ca – helps people with cancer and their loved ones share their experiences and build supportive relationships.
 
Community Care Access Centres are dedicated to getting you the care you need in your home and community.  CCAC staff members also work at the Stronach Regional Cancer Centre and Southlake Regional Health Centre.  Please ask a member of the healthcare team about contacting CCAC at the Cancer Centre.
 
Hospice Palliative Care (HPC) Teams for Central LHIN was formed as a joint initiative between Southlake Regional Health Centre, Temmy Latner Centre for Palliative Care, and Central Community Care Access Centre.  The overall goal of the program is to enhance the delivery of hospice palliative care, and to streamline the journey through the healthcare system for the patient and family  By working collaboratively with the primary care teams in the community, HPC teams support the provision of high quality hospice palliative care to clients and their families/caregivers in their homes and Long Term Care Centres.
 
The Office of Cancer Survivorship (OCS) was created in 1996 to promote a better understanding of the unique needs of the growing population of cancer survivors and to enhance our ability to address those needs.
 
Ontario Cancer Institute
Located at Princess Margaret Hospital
Cancer research is the priority at the Ontario Cancer Institute, one of three research institutes comprising the University Health Network. Researchers employ state-of-the-art tools in genomics, proteomics, structural biology, molecular biology, biophysics and the behavioural sciences.

With these tools they analyze cancerous cells at the molecular level; test gene and cellular therapies for cancer and other diseases; develop new technologies for diagnosing and treating cancer; determine the effects of diet and behaviour on cancer risks; and develop and test informatics tools for the large-scale analysis of patient populations.
Southlake Regional Health Centre
596 Davis Drive, Newmarket, Ontario   L3Y 2P9
Tel: 905-895-4521   |   TTY: 905-952-3062
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