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Lawrence Paszat

Senior Core Scientist (Full Status)

ICES Affiliation
  • ICES Central
  • Cancer Research Program



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  • FRCPC, Radiation Oncology
  • MSc, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Michigan
  • MD, McMaster University
  • BA, University of Toronto

Research Focus

  • Cancer
  • Screening and prevention
  • Health services research
  • Outcomes research
  • Diagnostic testing/imaging
  • Health technology assessment

Other Affiliations

  • Head, Preventive Oncology Program and Radiation Oncologist, Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Scientist, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
  • Associate Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, and Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Recent ICES Grants

  • An evaluation of survival, patient reported outcomes, and costs for advanced gastrointestinal cancers

    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.

    Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Operating Grant
    2017-2021; $947,717
  • Advancing cancer prevention in deprived neighborhoods

    Principal investigator: Paszat L
    Co-investigator: Rabeneck L

    Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, Prevention Research Grant
    2015-2019; $897,042
  • A randomized controlled trial of an audit and feedback report to improve colonoscopy performance

    Principal investigator: Tinmouth J
    Co-investigators: Baxter N, Morgan D, Paszat L, Rabeneck L, Sutradhar R, Webster F

    Canadian Cancer Society Research Institute, Prevention Research Grant
    2014-2017; $393,753

Recent ICES Publications

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