- Redevelopment and expansion of nine regional cancer centres.
- Canada’s first organized province-wide colorectal cancer screening program.
- Free vaccine to protect young females against the human papillomavirus (HPV), the major cause of cervical cancer.
- Expansion of the provincial breast cancer screening program by funding an additional 248,800 screens and adding 52 new breast cancer screening sites in Ontario since 2003/04, for a total of 152.
For colorectal cancer survival, Ontario ranked first from Canada and third among 12-health jurisdictions across six countries. For lung and ovarian cancers, Ontario ranked second overall.
The six countries in the study are: Australia, Canada, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
In Canada, Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia and Manitoba participated in the study.