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Surviving Cancer: How do Indigenous Canadians Fare?

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The burden of cancer among Indigenous people in Canada has been understudied due to a lack of ethnic identifiers in cancer registries. Thanks to new datasets now available in the RDCs, we can now better appreciate the situation.

In the first study of its kind, Diana Withrow and Loraine Marrett have examined cancer survival among Indigenous People compared to that among non-Indigenous adults in Canada, using the 1991 Canadian Long Form Census which was linked to cancer and death registries until 2009 for cancer diagnoses and deaths. They found that compared with non-Indigenous Canadians, Indigenous people had poorer survival for 14 of 15 of the most common cancers, and disparities could not be explained by income and rurality.

In this webinar, they will discuss the data, method, and results of their study, as well as the policy implications.

Diana Withrow is a Postdoctoral fellow with the National Cancer Institute (U.S.A.). Loraine Marrett is Professor at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, and Senior Scientist with Cancer Care Ontario.

Date: February 13, 2018 from 2 to 3h15 pm.


CRDCN Webinar Series
13 February, 2018