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               BETTER CANCER PREVENTION, FASTER CANCER TREATMENT:
                           MANITOBA ACCOMPLISHMENTS

   Manitoba’s wait times for cancer radiation therapy are the shortest in Canada. According to
    the Canadian Institute for Health Information, Manitoba leads Canada with a one-week
    wait.
   The province’s new $3.1-million gamma knife, unveiled last month and already in operation,
    is strengthening life-saving treatment of complex cancers. The Health Sciences Centre is
    one of only a handful of hospitals in the world to have this state-of-the-art equipment.
   Manitoba has invested $7.5 million in a leading-edge, non-invasive surgery technology that
    will allow non-invasive treatment of cancers in all parts of the body that would otherwise
    require invasive surgery or previously would have been deemed inoperable.
   The province has funded seven additional oncology positions at CancerCare Manitoba
    since 1999 and continues to boost training opportunities for oncologists in the province.
   Manitoba continues to fund more cancer drugs and cover a higher proportion of the costs
    for covered drugs than most Canadian provinces.
   Manitoba’s comprehensive strategic framework to fight cancer, unveiled last year,
    continues to guide health-care professionals and government in enhancing prevention
    initiatives and continuing to drive down waits.

				
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