Prevention Using My CancerIQ: Clinical Pearls for Primary Care
Type: Accredited Symposia
Friday May 11 12:40pm to 1:40pm Location: Symposia C
This presentation will describe how primary care providers can use My CancerIQ, an online cancer risk assessment tool developed by Cancer Care Ontario, to educate their patients about cancer prevention and screening. Research has estimated that up to half of all cancers could be prevented if known risk factors could be eliminated or controlled, however many patients are not aware of this fact. My CancerIQ (launched in February 2015) is an evidence-based and confidential means of educating patients about their risk factors, stimulating discussions on prevention and screening, and providing links to reputable behaviour change resources. In this presentation, case studies will be reviewed to help primary care providers address potential prevention and My CancerIQ questions from their patients and stimulate clinician/patient dialogues or opportunities for motivational interviewing.
Describe My CancerIQ, its development and purpose.
Describe the role of My CancerIQ in a primary care setting.
Equip primary care providers (PCPs) to respond to prevention and My CancerIQ questions received from their patients.
Provide cancer prevention resources.
This Group Learning program has been reviewed by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and is awaiting final certification by the College’s Ontario Chapter.
This program was supported in part by an educational grant from Cancer Care Ontario.
Edward Kucharski MD, CCFP Ed Kucharski is a Regional Primary Care Lead (Toronto Central LHIN, South) for Cancer Care Ontario and the Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program. He is also a practicing Family Physician at South East Toronto Family Health Team and Chair of the CFPC's Cancer Care Committee. Throughout his career, Ed has focused on the health inequities of marginalized populations. He has taught about LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Primary Care at various medical schools, centres and conferences. He also has an interest in Quality Improvement and has shared Sherbourne Health Centre’s experience at an Ontario Hospital Association patient safety course on several occasions. In 2013, Ed was the recipient of both the Association of Family Health Team's "Bright Lights Award - Improving the Health of the 5%" and the University of Toronto's Department of Family and Community Medicine Excellence in Community Teaching Award. In 2015, Ed was recognized by The Change Foundation as one of Ontario's 20 Faces of Change for innovative and patient-centered initiatives to improve cancer screening in LGBT, newcomer and homeless populations.
Ed holds his Doctorate in Medicine from the University of Ottawa and completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto.