A hub for patients, caregivers and the public to access education and training to facilitate their roles as collaborators in cancer self-management, the Cancer Self-Management Research Centre is advancing the first goal articulated in the Cancer Education Strategic Plan: that patients at Princess Margaret will have better health outcomes and will better utilize the healthcare system due to their engagement as active self-managers.
This competition is open to all applicants from the Young Leaders program and strongly favors projects composed of a multidisciplinary team. This is in line with a recent call by the Young Leaders membership to challenge the current culture of research and innovation by supporting diverse multidisciplinary projects spanning different specialties, professions, and job profiles that clearly promote creative collaborations and networking. Proposed projects should be “shovel ready” with clearly defined milestones, a realistic endpoint, and clear impact which is measurable and achievable within a 12 month time period.
Supported by the UHN Cancer Experience Program at Princess Margaret, proposals aimed at improving the well-being of patients, families, staff and trainees will be considered, particularly those focused on one or more of the SuNDAE framework: Supportive communication; Navigation; Diversity, inclusiveness, equity and access; Ambience of the cancer centre; and Engagement of patients, families, staff and trainees in cancer care.