Entries by Rebecca Mercer

Family Caregivers Of Frail Older Adults With Metastatic Prostate Cancer: A Qualitative Exploration Of The Caregiving Experience

Awardee: Helen Yang Graduate Program: MSc Institution: University of Toronto Supervisor(s): Shabbir Alibhai ARCC Program Area(s): Societal Values and Public Engagement; Survivorship Competition: 2020 Project Summary: Metastatic prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Canada and largely affects older men. Providing care to these older adults (more…)

Patterns of follow-up care in frail cancer survivors in Nova Scotia: Implications for personalized survivorship models

Awardee: Sarah Dickieson Graduate Program: MSc Institution: Dalhousie University Supervisor(s): Robin Urquhart ARCC Program Area(s):  Survivorship Competition: 2020 Project Summary: What is the problem? Canada’s cancer care system is strained. Better cancer screening and treatments have increased the number of survivors. As survivors get older, they may become frail and (more…)

Risk Prediction for Premature Ovarian Insufficiency in Childhood Cancer Survivors at Target Age

Awardee: Lin Yu Graduate Program: MSc Institution: University of Alberta Supervisor(s): Yan Yuan ARCC Program Area(s): Health Systems, Services, and Policy Competition: 2020 Project Summary: Thanks to the advancement in cancer treatments, most children diagnosed with cancer are long-term survivors. However, two-thirds of childhood cancer survivors are likely to develop (more…)

Socioeconomic disparities in colorectal cancer diagnostic pathways and diagnostic interval

Awardee: Laura Davis Graduate Program: PhD Institution: McGill University Supervisor(s): Alyson Mahar, Erin Strumpf ARCC Program Area(s): Health Systems, Services, and Policy Competition: 2020 Project Summary: Overwhelming evidence shows that socioeconomic factors, such as income, play a powerful role in determining the health of individuals. Within the cancer system, socioeconomic (more…)

Self-monitoring to improve physiotherapy care for women after surgery and treatment for breast cancer

Awardee: Kendra Zadravec Graduate Program: PhD Institution: University of British Columbia Supervisor(s): Kristin Campbell ARCC Program Area(s): Competition: 2020 Project Summary: After breast cancer surgery, many women experience shoulder and arm problems, including pain, decreased shoulder mobility, muscle weakness, and persistent arm swelling (lymphedema). Research has shown that physiotherapy (PT) (more…)

User-Centric Design of a Proof-of-Concept of a Smartphone Application to Connect Cancer Caregivers with On-Demand Nursing Respite Care Services

Awardee: Aimee Castro Graduate Program: PhD Institution: McGill University Supervisor(s): Argerie Tsimicalis ARCC Program Area(s): Competition: 2020 Project Summary: As medical therapies have advanced, cancer has become a chronic condition for many survivors, necessitating ongoing caregiving in the community. This caregiving is most often provided by family and friends. The (more…)

Invitation to participate in a research study: HTA use in Canada / Étude de recherche: Utilisation d’ETS au Canada

Le français suit INVITATION We invite you to participate in an online survey that asks your opinion about facilitators and barriers to the use of Health Technology Assessment (HTA) in Canada. You can access the survey here: https://maastrichtuniversity.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_71VXNB9baxoMQ8R The study is a collaboration between researchers from Dalhousie University, Maastricht University, (more…)

Virtual ARCC2020

We are excited to officially launch Virtual ARCC2020! Starting in 2 weeks, on July 22nd, through the end of September, we will host 7 different 1 hour sessions each featuring 2-3 abstracts submitted to ARCC2020. We hope you will consider joining us for some or all of these sessions to (more…)