Cancer resources for Canadians

Issue: BCMJ, vol. 51 , No. 7 , September 2009 , Pages 292 News

People affected by cancer and those who work to control the disease now have a single online place to access Canada’s leading cancer resources and services and to connect with each other. Cancer View Canada, a new online community that can be found at www.cancerview.ca, is the work of the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer in collaboration with a network of regional and national partners, including the Canadian Cancer Society.

Given that as many as one in two Canadians with cancer search for cancer information online, and that a simple search of cancer in Canada can generate millions of results, how can patients find relevant and trustworthy information?

Cancer View Canada offers a central place for Canadians who work in the cancer community to connect, collaborate, and exchange information. The site also helps Canadians cut through the clutter by acting as a gateway to leading online cancer resources and tools to make information more usable.

. Cancer resources for Canadians. BCMJ, Vol. 51, No. 7, September, 2009, Page(s) 292 - News.



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