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After 10 years, it’s au revoir

After 10 years in many roles, Dr. Roland Grad, a family doctor and associate professor, is saying goodbye to the Task Force. Dr. Grad most recently served as Interim Co-Chair of the Task Force with Dr. ...

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2023 Breast cancer screening – October update

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care is aware that Ontario is lowering the age for self-referral for mammograms to 40. The Task Force is currently conducting a comprehensive evidence-based review process to update ...

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Call for Document Submission -Breast Cancer Screening Update

Call for Document Submission -Breast Cancer Screening Update We are accepting submissions of potentially relevant evidence related to breast cancer screening from the public and academic community.  To submit feedback, please click below: Go to survey

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Screening updates, clinician tools and more – July 2023 – Issue #35

New guideline: screening to prevent fragility fractures Should you screen to help reduce the risk of fragility fractures? Use a new interactive online Fragility Fracture Decision Aid for shared decision-making, part of a new guideline on screening ...

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Rural physician, nurse practitioner join Task Force

Dr. Kate Miller Family physician, Guelph, Ontario and assistant professor, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Why did you decide to join the Task Force? I joined the Task Force because it includes all the things I love outside of ...

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Great training for early career professionals

We are lucky to have two enthusiastic and experienced new fellows in 2023. Dr. Ashraf Sefin is a family physician in Cambridge, Ontario, who is passionate about preventive health and chronic disease management. Dr. Shez ...

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What is the breast cancer screening guidance in Canada?

Are you a clinician wondering what the guidance is for breast cancer screening in Canada after the recent US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) draft update?  Update underway We have expedited the scheduled review of the 2018 ...

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The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care invites applications for new members

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (‘task force’) https://canadiantaskforce.ca/ is a panel of experts with expertise in preventive health care and the application of evidence in clinical decision making. It has an international ...

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Patient partners needed for breast cancer update

Wanted: patient partners to help shape new breast cancer screening guideline for Canada Timeline: July 2023 to early 2024 The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) is updating its national breast cancer screening guideline that ...

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Task Force Expedites Update to 2018 Breast Cancer Guideline

The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care, known for its evidence-based preventive guidelines, has announced that it will expedite the scheduled review of its 2018 breast cancer screening recommendations. The updated guideline is expected ...

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