Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario

Childhood Cancer Matters
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Fall 2020
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In-Home Visits: Where Real Connections are Made  
"The COVID-19 pandemic transformed our work in such a way that we see, clearer than ever before, how essential traditional home visits are in supporting families through their child’s cancer diagnosis. POGO Interlink Nurses are the healthcare team members who connect the family to important hospital and community supports—including school—so it makes perfect sense that in-home visits are integral to our work. In fact, we rely on these visits to establish a connection with our patients, their siblings and other family members in a more meaningful way and in a safe place, which is especially important for siblings." 
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The 2020 POGO Surveillance Report - CCM Newsletter POGO Childhood Cancer Data Informs New Cancer Statistics Reports  
In fall 2020, POGO will release Childhood Cancer in Ontario: The 2020 POGO Surveillance Report, an update of our comprehensive and detailed provincial childhood cancer surveillance statistics. This is just one of three new Canadian cancer statistics reports that POGO data is informing. These reports mark an important milestone in POGO’s efforts to monitor and publicly report on the impact of childhood cancer in Ontario, in alignment with one of the five goals of our Childhood Cancer Care Plan.
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CCAM2020Champion Childhood Cancer Care for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (CCAM) 
Join us on social media throughout September as we raise awareness of, and spotlight achievements in, childhood cancer care for children, youth, their families and survivors. Use the hashtag #championCCAM to share your connection to the cause and the different ways you have helped #championchildhoodcancercare.
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TWR_Fall2020.pngOur Community and Partners Rally for POGO during COVID-19 
Since late March, POGO, along with our partners, has had to pivot as the new reality of COVID-19 set in. For our partners, adapting to this new normal meant thinking of new ways to bring people together safely and changing the way to fundraise in support of childhood cancer. The outcome is an overwhelming display of community involvement to champion childhood cancer care. 
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