OICR-CCO Health Services Research Network
The Health Services Research Network is a collaboration between OICR and Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) to provide the knowledge needed to optimize the delivery of cancer services today and to ensure appropriate dissemination of health service innovations and well-evaluated technologies.
The purpose of the OICR-CCO Health Services Research Network is to enhance Ontario’s capacity to study the organization and delivery of cancer services across the province. The program aims to improve the quality and availability of new data about Ontario’s health care system, to attract qualified researchers to Ontario, and to facilitate new studies addressing access, quality, cost, and outcomes of cancer care. The Network aims to inform health policies, optimize the delivery of cancer care and maximize the benefits of the province’s cancer research for those currently living with the disease.
The Network’s vision is to contribute to a future where fewer people develop cancer, those who do are diagnosed promptly and at earlier stages, treatment is safer, more equitable and of higher quality and the cancer system is economically sustainable.
Dr. Christine Williams
Program Director, Health Services Research and Clinical Trials
Program expertise and capabilities
Economic analysis, disease modeling, technology assessment and evaluation, practice pattern description, outcome evaluation, pragmatic randomized controlled trials, program evaluation, patient reported outcomes, knowledge translation and data de-identification and release.
- The Ontario Cancer Data Linkage Project (cd-link);
- Improving the management of pain in cancer patients in Ontario;
- Administrative databases for oncology case costing in Ontario;
- Improving follow-up on abnormal gFOBT in Ontario;
- Ambulatory toxicity management;
- Improving chronic disease outcomes in cancer survivors;
- Knowledge Translation Research Network: Implementation of Innovations.
Opportunities to collaborate
The Health Services Research Program seeks collaborative opportunities for oncology projects spanning the cancer control continuum.
Find out more about what’s happening in Health Services Research at OICR News.
Dr. Olusola Dokun
Dr. Christine Williams