Feb232017No Comments

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Regional Cancer Program encourages men and women to get checked regularly for colon cancer.  MARCH 1, 2017 – March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month and the Regional Cancer Program, with Cancer Care Ontario, is encouraging eligible men and women to get...
Feb012017No Comments

Ontario Breast Screening Program opens at the Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville

 DUNNVILLE (Jan. 31, 2017) — Haldimand War Memorial Hospital in Dunnville held a special event on Jan. 31, 2017 to celebrate becoming  an Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) affiliate site. The OBSP is a province-wide, organized breast screening...
Jan102017No Comments

New ‘Screen for Life Workplace Program’ brings cancer screening to Hamilton workplaces

Coach bus to offer on-site cancer screening to mid-to-large-size companies. Smaller businesses offered support promoting cancer screening to employees. Click here to inquire about booking the coach today! HAMILTON, ON (Jan. 13, 2017) CHCH Morning Live...
Dec082016No Comments

Johnston Motors donates 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan to the Ontario Breast Screening Program

Johnston Motors is making it easier for Hamilton women to have mammograms done thanks to the generous donation of a 2016 Dodge Grand Caravan to the CIBC Breast Assessment Centre’s Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP), located at the at the Juravinski...
Nov302016No Comments

Regional Cancer Program Screen for Life Mobile Coach team receives Honour Roll status for 2016 Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety

An innovative mobile health care program that brings cancer screening and health promotion into high-priority neighbourhoods has received Honour Roll status for the 2016 Minister’s Medal Honouring Excellence in Health Quality and Safety.
Nov142016No Comments

Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) locations on Hamilton Mountain consolidate (Media Release)

CIBC Breast Assessment Centre’s OBSP welcomes women with no signs of breast cancer for routine breast screening  (HAMILTON, ON — Nov. 10, 2016) Hamilton Mountain’s two Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) sites are consolidating as of Nov....
Oct052016No Comments

When it comes to mammograms, women are urged to ‘Just Book It’

When Hamilton resident Jo Devlin turned 50, she received a letter in the mail from the Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP) inviting her to have a free mammogram every two years as part of her routine medical care. Before booking her appointment, Devlin...
Jul122016No Comments

Ontario has among the highest cancer screening participation, but more could be done

July 12, 2016 (TORONTO) — Ontario has among the highest percentage of people who report being up-to-date on colorectal and breast cancer screening among the Canadian provinces and territories, while cervical cancer screening rates fall in the mid-range,...
Jun152016No Comments

New report outlines actions needed to reduce chronic disease in Aboriginal communities

TORONTO, ON (June 15, 2016) – There is an urgent need for system-level interventions that reduce the high burden of chronic disease faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis and encourage healthy behaviours, according to a new report entitled Path...
Jun082016No Comments

New cancer cases in Ontario have tripled since 1981

New report from Cancer Care Ontario shows cancer is increasingly common, but survival is improving. TORONTO, ON (June 8, 2016) – While the last three and a half decades have seen the number of new cancer cases nearly triple, survival from cancer has...