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Coast to Coast Seminar Spring 2015 - The Power of linked Administrative Health data for population Health research: Robust Data and Progressive Data Analytics with Mary McBride

January 30, 2015

Time: 11:30-12:20
Room: IRMACS Presentation Studio, ASB 10900

Speaker: Ms. Mary McBride, Program Leader, The Childhood, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Survivor Program (CAYACS), BC Cancer Agency

Title: From Late Effects Research to Quality Care: The Childhood, Adolescent, and Young Adult Cancer Survivor Program (CAYACS)

Abstract: The goal of this research project is to generate and transfer knowledge of late effects and care of young cancer survivors to optimize survivor and care outcomes. In this presentation the following components of the project will be described: key objectives, data sources used and linked, strengths and caveats associated with data use, analytic techniques used, and policy implications and key findings.

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About the Speaker: Mary McBride's research interests include childhood and young adult cancer issues, non-ionizing radiation as a cause of cancer, and cancer registries. She is a member of the Agency's Paediatric Tumour Group, a committee member of the Cancer in Young People Surveillance Program of the Public Health Agency of Canada, and a member of the C17 Canadian childhood cancer research group. She has served on committees for the Ethics Office of the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and the North American Association of Central Cancer Registries. She was a member of an Expert Panel for the Royal Society of Canada in a review of potential health risks of radio-frequency fields from wireless communication devices (1999), and a member of an expert Advisory Committee for a National Tower Policy Review sponsored by Industry Canada (2005).

She is a member of several professional associations, including the Children's Cancer Group (COG) (a North-America-wide clinical research group for childhood cancer), and the International Society for Pediatric Oncology (an international professional society).

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