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Oct 7, 2020
Back Posted October 7, 2020 12:48 pm -A A+ A re-elected NDP government will launch a 10-year cancer action plan that includes new cancer centres in Nanaimo and Kamloops. NDP leader John Horgan said his government will work closely with BC Cancer and provincial health authorities to establish the plan. “A cancer diagnosis has touched nearly every family, including my own,” Horgan said Wednesday. “Under our plan, British Columbians will receive better care that’s closer to home as they go through their cancer journey.” Story continues below advertisement NDP set to expand on cancer plan on Wednesday The plan also includes genomic testing for entire families. Existing cancer centres will be renovated and upgraded. Trending Stories 4:39 BC Cancer Foundation urgent fundraising appeal The plan includes an “anywhere/anytime commitment” so that all cancer patients get information and care where and when they need it. This includes an additional effort around rural communities. Story continues below advertisement The costed budget estimates of the cancer centre investment will be $50 million in 2020-21, $100 million in 2021-22 and $300 million in 2022-23, according to the party. Horgan’s platform also includes a commitment to establish a second medical school in B.C. There has been no decision yet on where the school will be located. © 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc.