What’s New

July 22, 2021: A new infographic is available celebrating the collective work of the CIHR-funded Community-Based Primary Health Care (CBPHC) teams. CanIMPACT was grateful to collaborate with the CBPHC teams, develop partnerships and help train the next generation of primary health care researchers (including 495 trainees across the 12 teams!). Congratulations to all involved and we look forward to working with you in the years to come.

April 1, 2021: Dr. Rachel Walsh and colleagues published a paper in CMAJ Open on the effect of comorbidity on primary care use during breast cancer treatment. Researchers found that patients with greater number of physical comorbidities and mental health history have a higher frequency of visits to primary care during breast cancer chemotherapy. Please see our Publications section to learn more.

February 4, 2020: On World Cancer Day, CanIMPACT administrative data group had a paper published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. Winget and colleagues’ describe the inter- and intra-provincial variation regarding screen-detected and non-screen detected breast cancer in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Nova Scotia. Please see our Publications section to learn more.

November 21, 2019: A new paper from Decker and colleagues reports on primary care provider use across the cancer care continuum. The longitudinal study findings from 4 provinces indicate the highest primary care use during the treatment phase. Please see our Publications section to learn more.

November 7, 2019: Powis and colleagues’ paper in Current Oncology outlines differences in treatment and acute care use among women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer in four provinces. Please see our Publications section to learn more.

September 12, 2019: CanIMPACT administrative health data group will be presenting a webinar on our multijurisdictional research as part of the Population Data Science Webinar series. Join us on October 17, 2019 (12:30 pm-1:30 pm ET) to hear about key findings from participating provinces, challenges and lessons learned. Click here to register.

* A recording of the webinar is available on the Population Data BC YouTube Channel. *

July 4, 2019: McBride and colleagues published a CanIMPACT paper using administrative health data in BMC Cancer, focusing on adherence to guidelines for breast cancer survivorship care. Please see our Publications section to learn more.

June 10, 2019: Dr. Eva Grunfeld shares insights about cancer survivorship care in a commentary entitled “Survivorship 2.0”, published online in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Please see our Publications section to learn more.

January 9, 2019: BMC Cancer published a CanIMPACT paper on the disparities in breast cancer diagnosis among immigrant women using administrative health data from Ontario and British Columbia. Please see our Publications section to learn more.

November 13, 2018: The International Journal of Population Data Science special issue on cross-centre work features a paper from CanIMPACT focusing on the process, challenges and lessons learned from creating four parallel administrative health datasets. Please see our Publications section to learn more.

September 17, 2018: CanIMPACT had a strong presence at the International Population Data Linkage Conference in Banff, Alberta on September 12-14. The abstracts from the presentations have been published in the International Journal of Population Data Science. Click here to view the abstracts.

February 5, 2018: CanIMPACT is pleased to announce the start of our pragmatic randomized controlled trial in the Ottawa region. We have partnered with the Champlain BASE eConsult team to develop and test a cancer specific modification of BASE eConsult that aims to facilitate communication between primary care providers and cancer specialists. We plan to recruit a total of 264 patients; 88 from each of diagnosis, treatment and survivorship phases of cancer care from The Ottawa Hospital Cancer Centre. This mixed methods study will include: patient questionnaires, usage metrics, hospital data, primary care provider surveys, and interviews with patients, primary care providers, cancer specialists, managers and administrators. Click here to learn more about our Intervention Study, or contact us.

April 27, 2017: The April 2017 issue of Current Oncology includes a collection of CanIMPACT articles from Phase 1 mixed methods research, a meeting report from our consultative workshop, and an article summarizing the development of two synthesis gigamaps in collaboration with the Social Innovation Lab at OCAD University. Please see our Publications section, or visit the journal website for the entire issue.

October 14, 2016: Canadian Family Physician October issue is dedicated to CanIMPACT research. Please see our Publications section for the CanIMPACT articles, or visit the journal website for the entire issue.

October 4, 2016: CanIMPACT mentioned in the Globe and Mail article “Breast cancer survivors call for better health-care integration“.

September 6, 2016: CanIMPACT published a systematic review of interventions to improve coordination between primary healthcare and oncology care. Please see our Publications section for more information or visit ESMO Open.