UBC, First Nations Health Authority teaming up to improve cancer outcomes

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.

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