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Cancer Research Program

The Cancer Research Program studies the delivery of services across the continuum of cancer care. This includes cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment (surgery, systemic therapy and radiotherapy) and other cancer-related experiences within the initial years after diagnosis. Survivorship, palliation and end-of-life care are also examined.

Program Overview

Program Lead: Rinku Sutradhar
Program Coordinator: [email protected]

Scientists in the Cancer Research Program investigate numerous types of cancers, including:

  • Breast
  • Prostate
  • Lung
  • Colorectal
  • Cervical
  • Head and Neck
  • Lymphoma
  • Melanoma
  • Sarcoma

Additional research themes within the Cancer Program include:

  • Childhood cancer
  • Adolescent and young adult cancer
  • Cancer cost
  • Cancer symptom severity
  • Prediction models among patients with cancer

ICES Scientists for
Cancer Research

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Partnerships & Collaborations

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

  • The provincial Colorectal Cancer Screening Program
  • The provincial Lung Cancer Screening Program
  • The provincial Cervical Cancer Screening Program
  • The Cancer System Quality Index
  • The Surgical Oncology Program
  • The Edmonton Symptom Assessment System


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Awards & Recognition

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Discover ICES Research Programs

ICES’ wide-ranging research is organized into eight major programs. These programs support province-wide research collaboration and networking, as well as strategy development and resource planning.