Improving the Delivery of Complex Cancer Surgeries in Canada (the Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island 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.