Regional Cancer Programs were created and are funded by Cancer Care Ontario. They respond to local cancer issues. They also coordinate care across local and regional healthcare providers and work to continually improve access to care, wait times and the quality of programs and services.
The Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program is responsible for the quality and delivery of cancer services for the areas of Chatham-Kent, Sarnia/Lambton, and Windsor/Essex. It is a network of healthcare professionals and organizations involved in cancer prevention and care. It is overseen by a Regional Vice President of Cancer Services and is supported by staff.
It is one of 14 Regional Cancer Programs across Ontario. For each Regional Cancer Program, there is a regional cancer centre. Windsor Regional Hospital operates the regional cancer centre for Erie St. Clair.
The following links contain additional information about the Regional Cancer Program and Cancer Care Ontario:
Ontario Breast Screening Program (OBSP)
Referrals can be faxed to 519-255-8688.
Ontario Breast Screening Program Guidelines Summary.
Certain patients may be eligible for the High Risk Screening Program. Please see the form in the chart above to assess eligibility and fax completed forms to the OBSP Program as required.
Ontario Cervical Screening Program (OCSP)
Primary care providers can order more FOBT kits by faxing a request to 519-672-6965.
ColonCancerCheck Screening Recommendations Summary.
If you are interested in ordering cancer screening resources for your office or your patients, please call 519-254-5577 ext. 58620.
In order to conduct clinical trials, investigators must satisfy a number of regulatory requirements and ensure the trial and all its components are approved by a Research Ethics Board.
At WRH, the Cancer Program has a Clinical Trials Department which facilitates meeting these regulatory requirements and also assists in running and managing Clinical Trials. We currently have 5 staff members in the department, four Study Coordinators running the trials and recruiting patients, and one Business Coordinator who manages the day to day and administrative logistics, including study contracts, budgets, training requirements and study startup.
It is expected that the referred patient has been informed of their diagnosis of cancer prior to their referral.
Cancer Centre clerical staff will contact new patients by telephone a few days after the referral is made to provide further information about their first appointment. This may cause undue stress for newly diagnosed patients if they are unaware of their diagnosis.
Cancer Genetics Referral Form
Certain patients may be eligible for high risk screening programs based on genetic testing. Please refer to the OBSP section under the Cancer Screening Programs drop-down for more information.
The Indigenous Navigator Can:
Patients must be active patients, and meet all three criteria to be seen:
If your patient meets the required referral criteria, please complete the referral form and fax it to 519-255-8679.
Referral Form Coming Soon.
A diagnosis of life-threatening illness considered palliative requiring:
*** Please indicate the appropriate request on the referral form ***
Doctor's Referral Form to Palliative Medicine Physician Program
Diagnosis and Treatment:
Pathways are a quality improvement tool for the Ontario cancer system. Pathways are flowcharts that show a high-level overview of the care a cancer patient in Ontario should receive.
The following pathways have been developed by Cancer Care Ontario to guide cancer treatment in the province:
Disease Pathway Maps - Healthcare Provider Q&A
Cancer Care Ontario Disease Pathway Management
To request physical copies of the guides, call 519-254-5577 ext. 58620.
Continuing Medical Education Opportunity
Cancer Survivorship 101: Clinical Pearls for Primary Care is a 1.5-hour accredited CME for Primary Care Providers (PCPs) that discusses the role of PCPs in the follow-up care of cancer survivors and what resources are available.
If you are interested in this CME, please call 519-254-5577 x58620.
Survivorship - Information on Common Concerns
The Canadian Cancer Society highlights some common concerns that cancer survivors may face when thinking about the future:
For more information, please see the documents below, or contact our Call Centre at 519-253-5253.
The Erie St. Clair Regional Cancer Program Clinical Leads.
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