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Insights & Perspectives

Families matter: The essential role of caregivers in our health system

Colleen Fox
The Family Day holiday is a time to enjoy some fun and relaxation with our loved ones. It is also the perfect opportunity to recognize the critical role that ...
Feb 15, 2019
CCO researchers
Our Work

Expert insights: Meet 3 CCO researchers working to improve healthcare

CCO Blog Team
How can we improve cancer screening participation rates? What can we learn about cancer at a neighbourhood level? And how can we ensure patient care is person- ...
Feb 5, 2019
Our Partners and the System

Human Touch Awards 2019: Tips for writing a successful nomination

CCO Blog Team
Every year, we receive dozens of nominations for the Human Touch Awards, which recognize healthcare professionals and volunteers who go the extra mile to provide ...
Jan 10, 2019
Culture & Careers

Why volunteering with CCO is part of my clinical practice

CCO Blog Team
CCO works with hundreds of volunteer clinicians, including physicians, nurses, radiation therapists, social workers and many more. They participate in working ...
Nov 21, 2018
Michael Sherar, President and CEO of CCO
Insights & Perspectives

What's needed to create change in complex healthcare systems

Michael Sherar
I recently came across an article in the British Medical Journal by Jeffrey Braithwaite, a professor in health systems research from Macquarie University in Sydney ...
Oct 31, 2018
Tamara Boric
Insights & Perspectives

Why I'm working to improve healthcare equity

Tamara Boric
In this post, Tamara reflects on the barriers her family faced in navigating cancer care for her sister - and how it motivates her work with CCO’s Person-Centred ...
Oct 17, 2018
Culture & Careers

Claudia Zanchetta: Diving into data at CCO

CCO Blog Team
When she's not immersed in data, CCO's Claudia Zanchetta can be found diving into the depths of the ocean – sometimes as far down as 35 metres.CCO's Claudia ...
Sep 19, 2018
Insights & Perspectives

CCO's 75 years of healthcare transformation

Michael Sherar
Back in 1943, when our organization was incorporated as The Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation, the five-year cancer survival rate was around 25% and ...
Sep 4, 2018
Loraine Marrett
Insights & Perspectives

Landmark study provides first national look at Métis cancer incidence and survival

CCO Blog Team
When researcher Loraine Marrett became aware in the late 1980s that there was little-to-no information on cancer in Canada's Indigenous people, she resolved to take ...
May 1, 2018
Anna M. Chiarelli, Paul Demers, Jenna Evans
Culture & Careers

Expert insights: How 3 researchers are helping to improve healthcare

CCO Blog Team
For more than 70 years, research has been critical to helping CCO fulfil its mandate.Our focus is on research that matters – to patients, to healthcare providers ...
Apr 24, 2018
Zeinab El-Masri, Senior Specialist, Knowledge Dissemination & Evaluation, with CCO's Surveillance & Cancer Registry.
Culture & Careers

Employee profile: Zeinab El-Masri serves up healthcare knowledge

CCO Blog Team
Imagine you are planning a dinner party. Before you crack open the recipe books or buy groceries, you need to know how many guests are attending and who they are. ...
Mar 20, 2018
Insights & Perspectives

Dreams of motherhood come true for woman on dialysis

CCO Blog Team
At age 22, Matti Y. had her future planned. She and her fiancé, Jordan, would get married, enjoy a carefree life for a couple of years and then start having “a ...
Mar 5, 2018