Principal investigator: Coburn N
Principal knowledge user: Kennedy E
Knowledge users: Barbera L, Law C, Mittmann N, Moody L, Wei A
Co-applicants: Bubis L, Chan K, Earle C, Karanicolas P, Mahar A, Paszat L, Sutradhar R
Collaborators: Booth C, Darling G, Eisen A, Finnerty D (patient advisor), Porter G, Viola R
Dr. Natalie Coburn and her co-investigators have received a Partnerships for Health System Improvement for Cancer Control Operating Grant through the Canadian Institute of Health Research. The team has been awarded $758,176 over four years with 20% matching through the Sherif and MaryLou Hanna Chair in Surgical Oncology Research Chair, to conduct population health cancer research in collaboration with patients, decision-makers and knowledge users. The goals of the project are to look at patient-reported outcomes, costs and survival among patients diagnosed with advanced gastrointestinal cancers. This project is unique in that it combines patient and physician opinion to determine meaningful research questions and produce results that can be used by patients.