Improving the Delivery of Complex Cancer Surgeries in Canada (the Hamilton, Ontario panel)

Certain types of cancer, including esophagus, lung, liver, ovarian and pancreatic, can result in complex and resource-intensive surgeries that are associated with high risk of complications and wide variations in survival. This project includes a series of three citizen panels – one in Ontario, one in Alberta and one in Prince Edward Island – where groups of 10-14 citizens review the evidence and share their views on finding ways to improve patients’ and families’ experience with this type of cancer care and how it is organized.