Cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed chronic diseases in New Brunswick and is the leading cause of death in the province. It is estimated that 4,800 residents will be diagnosed with cancer and 1,930 will die from cancer in 2013.
New Brunswick Cancer Network (NBCN) is a branch of the Department of Health, whose mission is to reduce the burden of cancer for all New Brunswickers.
Nearly every family across the province will be affected by cancer in their lifetime.
The NBCN’s goal is to reduce the incidence, morbidity, and mortality of cancer among New Brunswickers through the planning, delivery, and evaluation of sustainable cancer services.
The NBCN is responsible for ensuring a provincial, evidence-based, approach to the delivery of cancer programs and services for all elements of cancer care. These include prevention, screening, treatment, follow-up, palliative care, education and research.