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An exploration of women-centred care in the context of cervical cancer screening in ethnocultural groups  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/PDF/CEWH/RB/bulletin-vol1no2EN.pdf

Summarizes the results of a study that attempted to identify and describe critical elements of women-centred care within the context of three cervical cancer screening clinics in Vancouver that serve Asian, South Asian, and First Nations women.

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Published: 2001
Current Oncology  
http://www.current-oncology.com/index.php/oncology/index

Current Oncology is a Canadian based and internationally distributed journal, representing a multidisciplinary medium encompassing health care workers in the field of cancer therapy to report upon and to review progress in the management of this disease. Their website offers such resources as a listing of patient support groups, patient pamphlets as well as current research for those working in the field.

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We're women, too: identifying barriers to gynecologic and breast health care of women with disabilities  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/werewomentoo.pdf

Examines to what extent women with disabilities regularly receive screening for breast and cervical cancer, as well as what barriers prevent them from receiving this care Provides recommendations to help eliminate those.

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Published: 2003
PEI well women's clinics: a case study of gender specific clinics to increasing screening rates  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/acewh/PEI-well-women.pdf

Assesses current barriers to cervical screening; identifies and discusses policy and program implications to increase screening rates focussing on the Clinics as a successful strategy.

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Published: 2001
An exploration of women-centred care in the context of cervical cancer screening in ethnocultural groups  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/bccewh/cervical-cancer-screening.pdf

Study summary. Identifies and describes critical elements of women-centred care within the context of three cervical cancer screening clinics in Vancouver serving Asian, South Asian and First Nations Women.

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Published: 2000
Cervical cancer: screening hard-to-reach groups  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/157/5/543.pdf
Suggests recruitment strategies for reaching under-screened groups such as elderly, Aboriginal, poor, and immigrant women. (See Details)
Published: 1997
Quality determinants of organized breast cancer screening programs in Canada  
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/qdobcsp-dqpodcs/index.html
Identifies requirements and conditions for high-quality breast cancer screening. Addresses issues related to the client-centred approach, promotion of and recruitment into the program, retention, quality of mammography, reporting of results, communication of results, follow-up and diagnostic workup, and program evaluation. Also presents, as special projects, results of a survey on quality assurance in Canadian breast screening programs, and details of a proposed study on radiologists’ performance in Canada. (See Details)
Published: 2003
Pap tests  
http://www.cwhn.ca/node/40804
Describes what happens during a Pap test and how to prepare for it. (See Details)
Published: 2002-2005
The Asian Women's Health Clinic: addressing cultural barriers to preventive health care  
http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/159/4/350.pdf
Describes the reasons behind the creation of the Asian Women's Health Clinic. Also details the clinic's operations, and lessons learned. Includes references. (See Details)
Published: 1998
Toronto Cancer Prevention Coalition position paper on the primary prevention and early detection and screening of breast, ovaria  
http://www.city.toronto.on.ca/health/resources/tcpc/pdf/tcpc_breast_ovarian_cerical_cancer.pdf
Considers prevention measures relating to 3 types of cancer: cervical, ovarian and breast. Provides recommendations specific to the prevention of women's cancers. (See Details)
Published: 2002