The Canadian Cancer Landscape – Where Are We Headed?

Presentation Description:
The theme of the 2013 Symposium was Innovation in pediatric oncology. In this final session, national leaders in medical, nursing, psychology and research disciplines opened their imagination and provided their own perspectives as to how their respective fields may look in the short and long-term future. What transformative changes will patients, families and practitioners experience? How will the delivery of care look in 10 or 20 years? How will the evolution of basic research inform changes in the prevention and treatment of childhood cancers? Will survival rates continue to increase – and what will the consequences of further success be? It was anticipated that by the end of this session, the audience would be left with many more questions than answers, engendering lively discussion to close out the Symposium.

Ronald Barr, MB, ChB, MD, FRCP (Glasg), FRCP (Lond), FRCPC, FACP, FRCPath, FRCPHCH
Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Medicine
McMaster Children’s Hospital, Hamilton Health Sciences, Hamilton

Esther Green, RN, BScN, MSc (T)
Provincial Head
Nursing and Psychosocial Oncology
Cancer Care Ontario

Brenda Spiegler, PhD, C.Psych, ABPP(CN)
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
University of Toronto, Toronto

David Malkin, MD, FRCPC
Chair, 2013 POGO Symposium Planning Committee
Medical Director and POGO Chair in Childhood Cancer Control, Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario (POGO)
Professor of Pediatrics and Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto
Director, Cancer Genetics Program and Staff Oncologist, Division of Haematology/Oncology
Senior Scientist, Genetics & Genomic Biology Program, Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children

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