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.
The Cancer Self-Management Research Centre:
- Collaborates on the development and evaluation of large scale digital health interventions
- Provides health literate self-management curricula for patients, caregivers and the public
- Conducts research on the effects of interventions on health outcomes collaboratively with the Cancer Health Literacy Research Centre and health care teams
- Innovates in the field of digital health literate design, creating and testing user interfaces to maximize impact