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Cancer Survival Rates in Ontario among Highest in the World

The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario released today the results of the 2015 Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI), an interactive tool used to measure the performance of the cancer system in Ontario.  Read more

Improvements in patient and public safety highlighted in 2014 Quality Index of Ontario's cancer system

Ontarians receive some of the best cancer care in the world, and improvements continue to be made to ensure the safety of patients and the public, according to the tenth annual Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI), released today.  Read more

Quality and Innovation in Cancer Care Recognized at Awards (November 20, 2013)

Yesterday the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario recognized outstanding achievement in cancer care by handing out the Quality and Innovation Awards in Toronto.   Read more

Report on Ontario’s Cancer System Highlights Need for Better Integration for Patient Care (May 15, 2013)

Ontarians receive some of the best cancer care in the world, but more can be done to improve the integration of services within the cancer system, and the broader health system, to ensure a more seamless journey for patients, survivors and their families.   Read more

2012 Quality and Innovation Awards Honour Significant Contributions in Cancer Care (November 30, 2012)

The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO), Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), and the Ontario Division of the Canadian Cancer Society today announced the 2012 award winners for Quality and Innovation in cancer care.   Read more

Health Care Improving For Ontario Cancer Patients – 2012 CSQI shows progress in Ontario's cancer system but more needs to be done (May 16, 2012)

The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario’s eighth annual Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI), released today, shows that while Ontario’s cancer system has seen substantial improvement over nearly 10 years, there’s more that needs to be done.  Read more

2011 Quality and Innovation Awards Honour Significant Contributions to Cancer Care (December 6, 2011)

The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO), Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), and the Ontario Division of the Canadian Cancer Society are pleased to announce the winners of the 2011 Quality and Innovation Awards. Read more

Ontario Continues Strong Cancer Performance – 2011 CSQI Report Finds Continued Progress but More Remains to be Done (May 25, 2011)

Targeted investments have helped Ontario improve colorectal cancer survival rates and the province’s cancer system overall, according to the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario’s 2011 Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI) released today. Read more

2010 Quality and Innovation Awards honour significant contributions to the delivery of cancer care (December 10, 2010)

The Cancer Quality Council of Ontario, Cancer Care Ontario, and the Ontario Division of the Canadian Cancer Society today announced the winners of the 2010 Quality and Innovation Awards. Read more

Cancer Radiation Wait Times Continue to Decline - 2010 Quality Index Reports on Ontario’s Cancer System (May 27, 2010)

Wait times for cancer radiation treatment continued their decline across Ontario during 2009, despite a more than 10 per cent increase in the number of patients receiving treatment, according to the 2010 Cancer System Quality Index report issued today. Read more

Innovative Cancer Health Leaders Honoured in Ontario (December 3, 2009)

Health system front line providers were recognized for their contributions towards improving cancer care at the fourth annual Quality and Innovation Awards on Dec 2. Read more

2009 Quality Index Reports on Ontario’s Cancer System - Increasing Burden of Cancer Beginning to Strain Parts of System (April 28, 2009)

Despite improvements to the cancer system including lower smoking rates and better screening and care for colorectal cancer patients, this year’s Cancer System Quality Index also reports that the increasing burden of cancer is beginning to strain parts of the cancer system. Read more