Research and discovery are vital for continued improvements to cancer care services. In addition to large international studies, differences in culture and environment require local data to ensure that evidence-based clinical decisions are tailored to the population of interest.

Our research program seeks to impact patient care through two streams of work:

  1. To build global research capacity through training research professionals and providing mentorship.
  2. To conduct and define research priorities on global cancer issues with the aim of driving global cancer research and innovation to advance cancer priorities internationally.

The Global Cancer Program places strong emphasis on research that is multidisciplinary and that strengthens existing collaborations between Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and partnering institutions

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Princess Margaret Clinical Research Mentorship Training

Led by Dr. Rebecca Wong, this mentorship program seeks to increase clinical research capacity through hands-on training of clinician scientists. This year-long program instills clinical research principles through the development and completion of a research project under the guidance of Dr. Wong. At the conclusion of the program, trainees are expected to present their work at a relevant national or international program. Trainees from Ghana and Zimbabwe have participated in the program.

Clinician and Medical Scientist Fellowship Program
Global Institute of Psychosocial, Palliative, and End-of-Life Care (GIPPEC)
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Led by Dr. Gary Rodin and in partnership with other international academic centres, GIPPEC aims to generate research that informs public policy, health systems, and clinical practice in the area of psychosocial, palliative, and end-of-life care and to provide education to enhance practice and research globally.


Past Work

Global Task Force on Radiotherapy for Cancer Control (GTFRCC)
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