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Prevention Using My CancerIQ: Clinical Pearls for Primary Care

Type: Accredited Symposia
Friday May 11
12:40pm to 1:40pm
Location: Symposia C

  • Description

    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.

    Learning Objectives
    • 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.

    Accreditation Statement:
    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.

    Industry Support
    This program was supported in part by an educational grant from Cancer Care Ontario.
  • Speakers