Optimizing Patient and Family Transitions from Cancer Treatment to Primary- and Community-care Supports in Canada

While the number of Canadians diagnosed with cancer is increasing, advancements in treatment have improved the likelihood of survival. As this trend continues, the number of individuals completing their treatment and transitioning out of the cancer system will also increase, creating a need for the primary- and community-care sectors to enhance capacity to support their survivorship. Despite this need, the reality is that in many jurisdictions across Canada, the provision of cancer programs, services and drugs is still handled by a parallel cancer sub-system that has little overlap or integration with primary care and community care.