Program Leads: Lisa Barbera, Winson Cheung, and Craig Earle
The way cancer services are organized, financed, funded and regulated critically affects the performance of our cancer systems. There is increasing demand from funders, clinicians, patients and the public to measure and report on this performance (e.g., screening rates, access to new drugs and technologies, wait times, survival, etc.) and compare it across jurisdictions. To provide meaningful information to this diverse group of stakeholders, there is a growing need to develop our capacity to draw on and use a complex array of data sources.
Our Health Systems, Services and Policy Program examines issues of access and quality of care and their effects on health; factors affecting the organization, delivery and use of cancer services; and the funding, financing and regulation of cancer services.
To support this research, three sub-programs will develop these resources:
- Population-based linkable cancer cohort databases
- Cancer control atlases
- Comparative analyses of cancer systems and policies