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Fall 2018
New Plan, Report, Clinic Opening

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The Childhood Cancer Care Plan

Where will this five-year roadmap take Ontario’s childhood cancer care system? With goals and priorities to support care of patients, childhood cancer survivors of all ages and their families, the Plan calls for champions to work in partnership, drive action and ensure programs and services are anchored by a coordinated provincial system.    
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POGO Surveillance Report

How many children are diagnosed with cancer in Ontario each year? POGO’s data report focuses on childhood cancer incidence, mortality and survival in the population, and, for the first time, the prevalence of childhood cancer is estimated for the Ontario population. It aims to improve the well-being of children with cancer, survivors of childhood cancer and their families by supporting service delivery planning, policy development and research.    
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Serracino Family POGO Satellite Clinic Opens in Peterborough, Helps Teen Stay Connected
“Having a POGO Clinic close to us makes life as a parent a whole lot easier,” says Theresa Serracino-Inglott. “Being closer to home to attend to such things as his fevers and blood work has meant a lot to Anthony. When he was admitted with a fever and had to stay at Peterborough Regional Health Centre for more than a couple of days, it meant that his friends could easily come and keep him company to pass the time.”
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2018 Symposium The Psychosocial Impacts of Precision Medicine
Precision medicine is a new approach that makes individualized treatment recommendations for children with cancer. It is arguably the most exciting advance in pediatric oncology in recent decades but one that will likely come with associated psychosocial challenges for patients, parents, clinicians and scientists. What are the many components of precision medicine and how will they change the outcomes for children with cancer? Find out from Dr. Claire Wakefield, Director, Behavioural Sciences Unit, Sydney Children’s Hospital. Integrated psychosocial care is one of five goals of POGO’s new Childhood Cancer Care Plan making this a timely presentation at POGO’s 2018 Multi-Disciplinary Symposium on Childhood Cancer.   
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