Social determinants of health
Cancer is one of the leading threats to the health of Canadians. It is the top cause of death in the country, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths (30% of all deaths) in 2017.Read More »
Above: Faculty, staff, and students of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, December 2017Read More »
Cancer does not pose an equal burden across the population.Read More »
Obesity is a condition in which the individual has excess body fat that may have adverse health effects. It is one of the most important worldwide health issues today. The prevalence of obesity is increasing in both developed and developing countries.Read More »
November is a month for thinking about men’s health, with Movember campaigns in full gear to raise awareness about prostate cancer, the most common cancer affecting men.Read More »
June 21 marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada, a day when our indigenous communities are celebrated for their history and culture. This day can also be a reminder of some of the challenges faced by First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples in achieving health and quality of life. Although there are limited data specific to Aboriginal peoples and cancer rates, cancer incidence is rising dramatically in Aboriginal populations, and Aboriginal people are likely to be diagnosed at a later stage of disease than non-Aboriginal people, lowering their chances of survival.