Report Looks To Lower First Nations Cancer Rates

Posted on Saturday, April 30, 2016 10:45 AM

Health officials now have a better understanding of the cancer risk factors facing the province's First Nations population.

Cancer Care Ontario has joined with the Chiefs of Ontario in releasing a report aimed at improving cancer screening and prevention initiatives for native people.

Senior Scientist Doctor Loraine Marrett says until now, there was a lack of data to identify priority areas around prevention and ducation.

She says the report includes information concerning First Nations living both on and off reserve.