Cancer Risk Management training kicks off in Vancouver

New tool projects long term impact of cancer investments

On January 21, the Partnership presented the Cancer Risk Management Model (the Platform) to key stakeholders across Canada with an introductory webinar.

Following the webinar, the first training session of the model took place in Vancouver on March 4. Attendees included researchers, policy analysts, health economists, epidemiologists and statisticians, from cancer agencies, federal research organizations and government ministries.

What is the Cancer Risk Management Model?

The Platform is a web-enabled computer microsimulation model that enables health planners to explore and assess the potential long-term disease burden and economic impact of cancer investments in Canada. A second training session, held in Toronto on March 24, was filled to capacity.

“We hope that the cross-country training rollout will drive adoption of this unique tool,” says Janey Shin, Director of the Analytics and Surveillance Portfolio with the Partnership. “The Cancer Risk Management tool will help determine which cancer control interventions, such as prevention, treatment, or screening programs, will have the greatest benefit for Canadians by improving cancer survival and reducing the burden of the disease and its economic impact.”

Upcoming opportunities for health-care professionals to learn more about the Cancer Risk Management Model include presentations at the Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research conference in Toronto from May 10 to 13, and at the Canadian Public Health Association Conference, also in Toronto, from June 13 to 16.

The Partnership also delivered a training workshop on the Cancer Risk Management tool at the Canadian Agency for Drugs and Technologies in Health (CADTH) conference in Halifax on April 18.