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South East Regional Cancer Program ARCHIVED
 

The South East Regional Cancer Program oversees the delivery and quality of cancer services for residents of Hastings, Prince Edward, Lennox and Addington, Frontenac, Leeds and Grenville Counties, Kingston, Belleville, Brockville, Smiths Falls, Prescott, and parts of Lanark and Northumberland Counties. It is one of 13 Regional Cancer Programs created by Cancer Care Ontario in 2005 to ensure cancer care is delivered according to province-wide quality standards. South East Regional Cancer Program also delivers cancer prevention, screening and chemotherapy services to Peterborough and Lindsay, located in the eastern part of Central East region.  

A snapshot of cancer trends in the South East Regional Cancer Program

Quick Statistics


Total Population, (2008) % of population
over 50, (2008)
Projected new cancer cases, (2009) Projected deaths from cancer, (2009)
South East 484,253
37.5%
2,811
1,178
Ontario 13,035,870
31.9%
64,447
26,581

(Source: Cancer Care Ontario, iPortTM)

Cancer survival

Overall, Ontario's estimated 5-year survival for the 4 most common cancers is at or above the estimates for Canada as a whole. The graphs below compare 5-year survival rates for South East with rates for Ontario for each of these cancers: prostate, breast, colon and rectum, and lung.

At 88.1%, the five-year survival rate for prostate cancer in the South East Regional Cancer Program is below the provincial median of 96.7%.  Ontario’s survival rates for prostate cancer have improved dramatically over the last 10 years.

At 87.7%, the five-year survival rate for breast cancer in women in the South East Regional Cancer Program is slightly above the provincial median of 86.9%. Ontario’s survival rates for breast cancer in Ontario have improved significantly over the last 10 years.

At 57.8%, the five-year survival rate for colon and rectum cancer in the South East Regional Cancer Program is below the provincial median of 62.3%. Ontario’s survival rates for colon and rectum cancer in Ontario have improved significantly over the last 10 years.

At 13.5%, the five-year survival rate for lung cancer in the South East Regional Cancer Program is below the provincial median of 16.3%. Ontario’s survival rates for lung cancer have improved only slightly over the last 10 years, and remain higher for women than for men.

Cancer control performance

The South East Regional Cancer Program continues to see improvements in its progress against cancer. According to the Cancer System Quality Index, which monitors the performance of the cancer system in Ontario based on 29 quality measures, South East has achieved results that are better than the provincial average in key areas such as guideline concordance and adherence to thoracic surgery standards. For more information about cancer trends in this region, we invite you to explore the Cancer System Quality Index.

Last modified: Tue, Oct 27, 2015
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