Lung cancer in Canada

I read with interest the latest Canadian Cancer Statistics: A 2020 special report on lung cancer. The report has new results from the ComPARe study showing the population attributable risk (PAR) for known risk factors for lung cancer in 2020. We see the impact of physical inactivity, residential radon and air pollution, which respectively account for 11%, 7% and 6% of lung cancer cases. Tobacco use, the most commonly known risk…

Skin cancer and school-based prevention

The landmark ComPARe study reaffirms that skin cancer is a major health issue in Canada, that requires strong efforts in prevention. Elementary and secondary schools are an important context for reducing this burden of skin cancer, alongside other settings. While it may take a while for schools to return to usual routines and develop new…