Collaborating with Cancer Care Ontario to Engage Primary Care Providers in Cancer Screening: Cancer Screening Projects


The Centre for Effective Practice has worked with Cancer Care Ontario, and other Cancer agencies, over the years on a number of projects aimed at better understanding the needs of primary care providers in the area of cancer screening and tailoring interventions to meet those needs. The projects below provide a snapshot of the work we have undertaken.

Provider Tools

Cancer Care Ontario (CCO), in partnership with CEP, developed provider education tools to support its province-wide screening programs for three types of cancer: breast, cervical, and colorectal cancer.

These tools were developed to assist primary care providers to understand their roles and responsibilities and to ensure patients receive the benefits of screening, and improve the quality of their care.

Project: Ontario Breast Screening Program

Project: Ontario Cervical Screening Program

Project: ColonCancerCheck

Patient Education Materials for Cancer Screening

The Centre for Effective Practice, along with the Canadian Cancer Society, Ontario Division and Cancer Care Ontario developed the patient education publication Testing for Cancer. My Options. My Choice.

The information in this booklet was designed to help patients understand the tests that are available today and answer many questions they may have. It will also help them explore personal values around making health decisions. In particular, the booklet helps patients to:

  • Understand testing options
  • Identify if they are at risk for getting specific cancers
  • Consider their personal values regarding testing for cancer
  • Understand how they can reduce their risk

To read the introduction to the booklet, please click here