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:

Special Topics:

Statistical Data:

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.
Published date: 
January 28, 2020
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