Original broadcast date: February 17, 2008
What is the state of cancer care in Canada? Does it depend upon where you live? Are certain populations more or less likely to survive a diagnosis of cancer? The 2007 Report Card on Cancer in Canada by the Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada (CACC) was released on February 12, 2007 and shows gross discrepancies in access to the diagnostic tools and best treatment for cancer depending upon where a person lives in the country. Dr. William Hryniuk, past chair of the Cancer Advocacy Coalition of Canada and former director of cancer centres in the Canada and US has said “Tell me your postal code, and I will tell you your chances of surviving cancer.”
- Dr. William Hryniuk practices medical oncology, with a specific interest in breast cancer, is consistently listed as one of “The Best Doctors in America” and has recently been named as one of the outstanding scientists of the 21st century.