Cancer

Strategic Clinical Network

The Cancer Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) brings together stakeholders from across the province from prevention, health care, research, and policy to lead and support evidence-informed improvements and bring innovation to health care.

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Cancer Strategic Clinical Network: Improving cancer care in Alberta featured in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)

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Quick Reference

Transformational Roadmap

2020-2024

Related Links

Contact

Email: cancer.scn@ahs.ca

Please note that the Cancer SCN is not a clinical program.

Please visit Cancer Care Alberta for information and resources about AHS Cancer services.

Getting Involved

Ideas and input of all stakeholders, including patients and families, are welcome:

To learn more, or become more involved, contact cancer.scn@ahs.ca

Network Members

Leadership Team

Barbara O'Neill
Senior Provincial Director

Dr. Douglas Stewart
Senior Medical Director

Dr. Paula Robson
Scientific Director

Angela Estey
Executive Director

Tara Bond
Manager

Dr. Anna Pujadas Botey
Assistant Scientific Director

Stephen Routledge
Senior Project Manager

Core Committee Members

Each SCN has a Core Committee whose members provide important insights into its work. The Committee helps identify emerging issues, assists with priority setting, and contributes to planning and solution design. Members are proponents of change, bringing not only a wide range of expertise and experience, but also voices of and access to broader communities that can be mobilized when required to advance innovation and health system improvements. The Cancer SCN Core Committee includes patients and families, representatives from national and provincial organizations, clinical leaders and experts, researchers, primary care, operational leaders (provincial and zone), and government.

View a full list of the Cancer SCN's Core Committee members.

News, Updates

SCN News

Keep posted on news, events and stories from the Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) with our new e-newsletter called SCNergy.

Cancer SCN Quarterly Updates

The Cancer Strategic Clinical Network is committed to sharing updates about the work we do. Find out more about our projects and results in our quarterly newsletter.

2021

2020

Email cancer.scn@ahs.ca, if you are interested in viewing past copies of our newsletter.

Public Health Update for Cancer

  • On December 9th, 2020, Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged patients to seek medical care when you need it. Listen to her message. (8:33 to 12:00 minutes).
  • Visit ahs.ca/bodytalk for resources to assist you in understanding symptoms, signs to watch for and information to help you find a family doctor/nurse practitioner.
  • Visit MyHealth.Albertac.ca for information on symptoms of cancer.

Recipient of 2019 President’s Excellence Award

The Provincial Breast Health Initiative was the recipient of the President’s Excellence Award for Quality Improvement. This award recognizes an individual and/or a team who made evidence-based quality improvements in the health system which achieved improved health outcomes for patients and their families and/or organization or clinical effectiveness.

Projects, Priorities

Projects & Pathways

Learn more about our current initiatives, pathways and accomplishments by visiting Cancer SCN Projects.

Priorities

Transformational Roadmaps

2020-2024

2017-2020

Related Resources

General Cancer Websites

Cancer-Specific Websites

Research, Innovation

Health System Innovation

Cancer SCN Supports for Researchers

Arising from Cancer SCN Initiatives

Grants

Cancer SCN Innovation Pipeline Grant Competition

The first iteration of the CSCN Innovation Pipeline competition is now closed. Stay tuned for future opportunities.

  • Five submissions for idea generation projects were received and one has been supported. Dr. Sangjune Laurence Lee, University of Calgary, will develop evidence to better understand “Definitive chemoradiotherapy versus neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy followed by surgery for locally advanced esophageal adenocarcinoma”. Twelve letters of intent for proof-of-concept projects were received and one has been supported. Dr. Sonya Lowe, University of Alberta, will test a “Virtual interdisciplinary rehabilitation and therapeutic exercise intervention in advanced cancer patients receiving palliative care.
  • Call for Applications (Jan 2021)
  • Application and Project Assessment Guide (Jan 2021)

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Anna Pujadas Botey, Assistant Scientific Director, Cancer SCN (anna.pujadasbotey@ahs.ca).

Getting Involved

Reports