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Refik Saskin

Staff Scientist ICES Central Data & Analytics Services
Cancer Research Program


Refik is a staff scientist with Data & Analytic Services and the Cancer Program at ICES Central. He completed a MSc in statistics at the University of British Columbia and a BSc in mathematics at Brock University. Refik has been at ICES since 2004, spending most of his time on health services research in cancer, including screening, treatment and end-of-life care.

His current work with Data & Analytic Services focuses on facilitating research led by external investigators with a wide range of topics, including assessing cardiovascular events associated with a specific drug therapy, exploring healthcare utilization and costs associated with smoking, complications following a prostate biopsy, the effectiveness of a surgical safety checklist and econometric analyses of how surgical referral decisions are made.

  • MSc, Statistics, University of British Columbia
  • BSc (Hon), Mathematics, Brock University
  • Cancer
  • Palliative care/End-of-life care
  • Screening and prevention
  • Statistics and research methods
  • Adjunct Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Toronto
  • Member, Advisory Council, Research Program in Functional Urology, University of Toronto

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