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Cancer research program at ICES

Cancer Research Program

Program Lead: Craig Earle
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

  • Medical Staff Association Outstanding Clinician of the Year Award

    2017: Awarded to Dr. Chris Simpson by the Hotel Dieu Hospital and Kingston General Hospital's Medical Staff Association. This award honours medical staff members in good standing with five or more years of service who demonstrate outstanding contributions to the medical community.

  • Innovation Award

    2016: Awarded to the CHARM team, including Drs. Matthew Cheung and Simron Singh, by the Cancer Quality Council of Ontario (CQCO) for their software's positive impact for health care providers and the patient experience. Read more.

  • Fellow Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

    2016: Dr. Nancy Baxter named 2016 Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Election to fellowship in the Academy is considered one of the highest honours in the Canadian health sciences community.


ICES Scientists


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