Cancer Research and Surveillance
Cancer research leads to improvements in all aspects of cancer care, including prevention, diagnosis, treatment and palliation. PEI Cancer Treatment Centre clinicians are involved in clinical trials research. Research is important to advancing the knowledge about cancer and improving cancer care.
Should I participate in a clinical trial?
A clinical trial tests new medications and treatments, helping to determine if they work. Many advances in cancer treatment and improvements in cure and survival rates have resulted from clinical trials. Ask your doctor or nurse if there is a clinical trial that might be helpful for you. Learn more about clinical trials or search for a clinical trial in Canada.
What are the wait times?
Learn more about cancer treatment wait times for a referral to see a radiation oncologist and for radiation therapy treatment.
PEI Cancer Surveillance Reports:
- Report on Cancer Statistics in Prince Edward Island: Colorectal Cancer (2019) [PDF | 1 MB]
- PEI Colorectal Cancer Trends Report Summary - March 2019 [PDF | 205 KB]
- Report on Cancer Statistics in Prince Edward Island: Breast Cancer (2018) [PDF | 680 KB]
- PEI Breast Cancer Trends Report Summary - November 2018 [PDF | 365 KB]
- Report on Cancer Statistics in Prince Edward Island: Lung Cancer (2018) [PDF | 1 MB]
- PEI Lung Cancer Trends Report Summary - May 2018 [PDF | 279 KB]
- Pancreatic Cancer in PEI - January 2020 [823 KB]
- Colorectal Cancer in Younger Adults Update - November 2018 [683 KB]
- PEI Breast Cancer Hormone Receptor Update - September 2018 [652 KB]
Current Cancer Care projects that Health PEI is participating in:
In partnership with Canadian Partnership Against Cancer:
- Patient Experience and Outcomes – the goal of this initiative is to improve the patient experience across the cancer journey through a standardized measurement that accelerates optimal care and measures impact or health-related outcomes for patients across Canada.