New data collected by the Canadian Breast Cancer Network (CBCN) shows that not all Canadian women are receiving equal access to breast cancer treatment. The CBCN presented the 2008 Breast Cancer Wait Times in Canada Report Card findings today at the 5th World Conference on Breast Cancer in Winnipeg.
The Report Card provides an overview of wait times for diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in Canada. It looks at guidelines, benchmarks and data provided by the provinces and territories, as well as at factors affecting wait times, best practices and strengths, gaps in information and weaknesses in performance. The report also reviews drug approval timelines and access to affordable drugs, and suggests options for an action strategy on improving timely access to treatment.
For more information, visit http://www.cbcn.ca/en/.