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1. Canadian Cancer Statistics 2007  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): CANCER
Since 1987, this annual report has published Canadian incidence and mortality Cancer statistics. The main purpose of the report is to provide health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers with detailed information regarding incidence and mortality on the most common types of cancer by age, sex, time period, and province or territory.
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2. Cancer Incidence and Mortality Across Canada  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): CANCER
This article analyses provincial and territorial patterns in incidence and mortality rates for selected cancer sites. Geographic variations in cancer incidence and mortality rates are strongly influenced by trends in the four leading cancers: lung, colorectal, prostate and breast. Cancer rates tended to be significantly high in Quebec and Nova Scotia and significantly low in the three westernmost provinces. These patterns generally reflect provincial/ territorial variations in smoking prevalence, dietary habits, and the extent of cancer control programs, such as screening. Cancer incidence data were obtained from the National Cancer Incidence Reporting System and from the Canadian Cancer Registry.
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3. Cancer Incidence and Mortality, 1997  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): CANCER
This article presents information on trends since the mid- 1980s in cancer incidence and mortality, adapted from Canadian Cancer Statistics 1997. In 1997, three types of cancer will account for at least half of all new cases in men and women: prostate, lung and colorectal cancer for men; breast, lung and colorectal cancer for women. Lung cancer will be the leading cause of cancer death in 1997, resulting in one-third of cancer deaths for men and almost one-quarter of cancer deaths for women.

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4. Changing Trends in Melanoma Incidence and Mortality  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): CANCER
This article analyzes trends in melanoma incidence and mortality rates. Information on sun exposure supplements these statistics. After years of steady increases, melanoma incidence and mortality rates have leveled off as a result of declining rates in younger age groups, and for melanoma of the trunk among men and of the leg among women. Incidence rates for men are now higher than those for women; mortality rates for men are twice as high as for women. Melanoma incidence data were obtained from the National Cancer Incidence Reporting System and from the Canadian Cancer Registry.
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5. Five-Year Relative Survival From Prostate, Breast, Colorectal and Lung Cancer  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): CANCER, BREAST CANCER, LUNG CANCER
This article presents five-year relative survival rates for prostate, breast, colorectal and lung cancer diagnosed in 1992. Provincial variations are also examined. Data are from the Canadian Cancer Registry, the National Cancer Incidence Reporting System, the Canadian Mortality Data Base, and life tables. Five-year relative survival rates for ages 15 to 99 were highest for prostate cancer (88%) and lowest for lung cancer (17%, women; 14%, men). Relative survival rates for prostate, breast and male lung cancer differ among provinces.
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6. Leading Cancers— Changes in Five-Year Relative Survival  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): CANCER
Changes in five-year relative survival ratios for prostate, breast, colorectal and lung cancer cases are examined. Ratios for cases diagnosed in the 1985-1987 period are compared with those for 1992-1994. Incidence and mortality rates between 1985 and 1999 are compared with changes in relative survival. Data are from the Canadian Cancer Registry, the National Cancer Incidence Reporting System, the Canadian Mortality Data Base, and life tables. Between the 1985-1987 period and the 1992-1994 period, increases in five-year age-standardized relative survival ratios were dramatic for prostate cancer, large for breast cancer, and somewhat smaller for colorectal cancer.
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7. Survival from Cancer— Up-to-date Predictions Using Period Analysis  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Review
TOPIC(S): CANCER
This period analysis provides Canadian predictions of the short- and long-term relative survival of people recently diagnosed with cancer. Long-term period and cohort-based estimates are also compared. Data are from the Canadian Cancer Registry, the Canadian Mortality Data Base, and Statistics Canada life tables. Survival for many forms of cancer is higher than previously estimated by cohort-based analysis. The largest increases in 10-year relative survival were predicted for cancers of the prostate (13.0%) and rectum (9.7%). The largest predicted increases for 5-year survival were for cancers of the cervix uteri (5.4%) and rectum (4.5%), and for leukemia (3.7%).
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8. Trends in Colorectal Cancer Incidence and Mortality  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): CANCER
This article examines recent trends in the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer among Canadian men and women, then further analyzes trends by three subsites. Incidence data for colorectal cancer were obtained from the National Cancer Incidence Reporting System and from the Canadian Cancer Registry. Mortality data were extracted from the Canadian Vital Statistics Database. Since the mid-1980s, colorectal cancer incidence has been declining, with steeper rates of decrease among women. Decreasing rates of colorectal cancer are limited to tumours located in the distal colon and rectum; the incidence of cancers of the proximal colon has not changed over time.
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9. Women in Canada - A Gender-based Statistical Report Fifth Edition  
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REGION:  NATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): SELF-RATED HEALTH, LIFE EXPECTANCY, CANCER, TOBACCO, CERVICAL, MAMMOGRAPHY, HIV/AIDS, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH, SUICIDE, INDUCED ABORTION, GENERAL ANALYSES
This report documents the current status of women in Canadian society by presenting the most recent and relevant data on a wide range of issues critical to gender equality. One chapter of the report covers women's health issues including: self-perceived health, chronic health conditions, women with disabilities, life expectancy, death rates, causes of death, incidence of cancer, smoking rates, breast cancer screening, cervical cancer screening, sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS and HIV infection, mental health, suicide, abortions, alternative health care, and others.
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10. The Increasing Cancer Burden: Manitoba Cancer Projections 1999 – 2025  
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REGION:  MANITOBA
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): CANCER
The purpose of this report is to describe the model that has been developed by CancerCare Manitoba and Manitoba Health to project cancer incidence and prevalence in Manitoba and to provide projections to the year 2025 for all cancers and for each of the four major sites (lung, breast, prostate, and colorectal). It should be noted that the projection model is ‘work in progress’. As the model is revised, updated projections will be published.
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11. Ontario Child Health Study (OCHS)  
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REGION:  ONTARIO
Resource Type: Data
TOPIC(S): ARTHRITIS, ASTHMA, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, MIGRAINE, DIABETES, CANCER, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
The Ontario Child Health Study is a long-term survey designed to evaluate the impact of early childhood experiences and development on later adult health, quality of life, and functioning. A baseline study was conducted in 1983 with the purpose to assess the overall health of the children in Ontario. Follow-up studies were conducted in 1987 and 2000. The first follow-up study provided information about which health aspects of these children had changed or remained the same over the previous four years. The second follow-up study examined the possible influences of early experiences on important life transitions, such as joining the workforce, entering into a relationship with someone or becoming a parent.
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12. Ontario First Nations Regional Health Survey (OFNRHS) - Chronic Disease  
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REGION:  ONTARIO
Resource Type: Data
TOPIC(S): DIABETES, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, ARTHRITIS, ASTHMA, CANCER
The Ontario First Nations Regional Health Survey (OFNRHS) is a province-wide survey that examines the health status of First Nations people living on reserves in Ontario. It is part of a larger national study, the 1997 First Nations and Inuit Regional Health Survey, which is the first survey to be designed, directed and implemented by First Nations and Inuit groups themselves. The national study had a region-specific portion where each region could adopt the approach best suited to their specific needs. In Ontario’s survey, the focus was on children and youth. The survey also captured the physical, emotional, social, cultural, and spiritual well-being of adults, children, and youth. The goal of the OFNRHS is to provide important province-wide data to inform decisions by First Nations people about how to intervene effectively to improve their health status.
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13. Primary Care Access Survey  
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REGION:  ONTARIO
Resource Type: Data
TOPIC(S): ARTHRITIS, HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, CANCER, ASTHMA, DIABETES, DEPRESSION, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
The Primary Care Access Survey (PCAS) measures access to primary care in Ontario by determining the number of people who have family doctors along with how, where, and why they attain care. The results are used by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care to plan health care programs and policies, and the long term goal of the survey is to put in place a program to measure, on an ongoing basis, access to family doctors and primary health care in Ontario, and to track the impact various primary care reforms.
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14. Chempendium  
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REGION:  INTERNATIONAL
Resource Type: Data
TOPIC(S): OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, ASTHMA, ANEMIA, CANCER, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD), REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
The Chempendium database is made up of a collection of Canadian and U.S. databases about chemicals of concern for the workplace and general environments. Individual documents include peer-reviewed and technical information, and may include information about uses and exposures.
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15. Gender, Health and Ageing  
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REGION:  INTERNATIONAL
Resource Type: Report
TOPIC(S): CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, CANCER
The basic diseases which afflict older men and women are the same: cardiovascular diseases, cancers, musculoskeletal problems, diabetes, mental illnesses, sensory impairments, incontinence, and – especially in poorer parts of the world – infectious diseases and their sequelae. However, rates, trends, and specific types of these diseases differ between women and men. Perhaps more importantly, the gender picture of a given society – the complex pattern of roles, responsibilities, norms, values, freedoms, and limitations that define what is thought of as “masculine” and “feminine” in a given time and place – has a great bearing on the health of the aged.
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16. Other Gynecologic Cancers  
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REGION:  INTERNATIONAL
Resource Type: Review
TOPIC(S): CANCER
This chapter draws on gynecologic incidence and mortality data. In Canada, data was obtained from Statistics Canada. Data from the United States was obtained from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program.
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17. Toxicology and Environmental Health Information Program (TEHIP)  
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REGION:  INTERNATIONAL
Resource Type: Data
TOPIC(S): OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY, ASTHMA, CANCER, CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE, CHRONIC OBSTRUCTIVE PULMONARY DISEASE (COPD), DEPRESSION, LIFE EXPECTANCY, REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
The Toxicology and Environmental Health Information portal offers an entry to information about thousands of chemicals to which people may be exposed at work. It can be searched for those of special interest by keywords (e.g., women), chemical name and/or effects. A search of one database often provides links to others dealing with the topic of the search. Materials come from US government agencies, organisations and the TEHIP itself. Helpful sub-sets are provided for the public, researchers/scientists, health professionals, students/educators and emergency responders.
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