NBCN is a division of the Department of Health, established
to create an evidence-based provincial strategy for all elements
of cancer care, including prevention, screening, treatment,
follow-up care, palliative care, education, and research.
Cancer is the
second-leading cause of death among New Brunswickers. It is
estimated that 4,200 residents will be diagnosed with cancer and an estimated 1,950 will die from cancer in 2007.
To reduce the burden of
cancer for all New Brunswickers.
“Working together to ensure high quality services”
To reduce the incidence, morbidity, and mortality of cancer
among New Brunswickers through the planning, delivery, and evaluation
of sustainable cancer services.
To ensure a provincially coordinated approach to cancer
programs and services, involving the development of policies
and standards for all elements of cancer care. In conjunction
with other Department of Health divisions, NBCN works with Regional
Health Authorities to efficiently deliver cancer services to
New Brunswickers, as close to home as possible.