New Chair to take a hard look at cancer outcomes for Indigenous Peoples in BC – National Observer

January 9th 2020

Dr. Nadine Caron says she hears difficult stories every day from some of her Indigenous patients in rural British Columbia facing a diagnosis of cancer.

They tell her why they didn’t have a family physician to go to first, why they didn’t trust the medical system when they started having symptoms and that no one told them about screening opportunities.

Caron has already identified through research that First Nations in the province are less likely to survive a cancer diagnosis than non-First Nations in B.C.

Now, through a new position created at the University of British Columbia, she plans to tackle how to improve not only cancer outcomes but also wellness among Indigenous Peoples.

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