UBC, First Nations Health Authority teaming up to improve cancer outcomes | APTN News
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The University of British Columbia and the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) are teaming up to try and improve the outcome for First Nations cancer victims.
According to a report by the FNHA, First Nation, Métis and Inuit are less likely to survive a cancer diagnosis than non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.
The study showed that cancers such as colorectal and cervical are significantly higher among First Nations in B.C.
The UBC and FNHA will spend $3-million over the next five years will examine experiences and outcomes of Indigenous cancer patients to see how the health system is responding to their needs.