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Cancer research program at ICES

Cancer Research Program

Program Lead: Rinku Sutradhar
Program Coordinator: CANCERadmin@ices.on.ca

The Cancer Research Program focuses on the delivery of cancer services across the continuum of care. Cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment (surgery, systemic therapy and radiotherapy) are just the beginning. Palliation, end-of-life care and survivorship are also included.
Scientists in the Cancer Research Program focus on a variety of cancers, including:

  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Lung
  • Colorectal
  • Cervical and other women’s cancers
  • Other types of cancer

Announcements & Events

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Recent Publications


Recent ICES Grants


collaborations & partnerships

ICES scientists are affiliated with multiple organizations and work collaboratively to advance cancer research across many sectors.  An important partner organization is Cancer Care Ontario with whom scientists are engaged in important policy-shaping research such as:

  • the provincial Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
  • the Cancer System Quality Index
  • the Surgical Oncology Program
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Other important collaborating organizations include:


Recent Awards & Recognition

  • Canada Research Chair in Population Cancer Care

    2019: Canada Research Chair in Population Cancer Care awarded to Dr. Chris Booth for research on Achieving Better Outcomes for Patients with Cancer.

  • Clinical, Translational, and Outcomes Research Award

    2018: Awarded to Dr. Jennifer Flemming by the American Association for the Study of Liver Disease for "The Epidemiology, Natural History, and Healthcare Utilization of Young Adults with Cirrhosis - ENHAnCe Study."

  • Bryce Taylor Mentorship Award

    2018: Awarded to Dr. Nancy Baxter by the University of Toronto’s Department of Surgery. The award recognizes faculty members who emulate the traits of Dr. Bryce Taylor, a former surgeon-in-chief at the University Health Network and associate chair in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Taylor was highly regarded for his mentorship of students, residents, fellows and faculty, and was considered a role model for professionalism in surgery.


ICES Scientists


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