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South West Regional Cancer Program

Cancer System Map

The South West Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the counties of Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin, and part of Norfolk.

More information on how Regional Cancer Programs are structured, as well as information on all 13 regions, is available on the Regional Cancer Program page. Visit the South West Regional Cancer Program website for up-to-date information about what's happening in the region.

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Cancer Statistics

A snapshot of cancer trends in the South West Regional Cancer Program is summarized in the Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI) 2015 report for South West LHIN.

Service Partners

Many hospitals and labs provide screening mammograms through the Ontario Breast Screening Program. To find the screening sites closest to you and find out how to make an appointment, visit Ontario Breast Screening Program Appointment and Locations.

About the London Regional Cancer Program

The London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at London Health Sciences Centre is the regional cancer centre serving residents within the South West region of Ontario. The program has been providing the highest quality care to patients and their families for more than 50 years. With over 21,000 active patients, and over 185,000 visits annually, LRCP is the largest cancer service provider in the region.

The program offers inpatient and outpatient cancer care including radiation therapy and chemotherapy as well as a full range of support services to help cancer patients and their families throughout the treatment process.


Neil Johnson Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice President, South West Regional Cancer Program

Neil Johnson

Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice President, South West Regional Cancer Program

Neil Johnson has spent over 25 years at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London as a pharmacist and health care leader. Neil brings a wealth of experience, including tenure as an oncology and palliative care pharmacist. A recognized leader in advancing integrated systems, Neil has worked with regional partners such as the South West Community Care Access Centre and Thames Valley Family Health Team to develop a range of innovative programs and initiatives to improve patient care. He has served as the vice chair of St Joseph's Hospice of London and Middlesex and a board member of both, Western Pro Resp and the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic. A pharmacist by training, Neil also holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and he is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

For detailed information about South West Regional Clinical Leads see the Regional Clinical Leads page.

  • Surgery Oncology Lead
    Dr. Stephen Pautler
  • Systemic Therapy Lead (Chemotherapy)
    Dr. Scott Ernst
  • Radiation Lead
    Dr. Nancy Read
  • Primary Care Lead
    Dr. Jan Owen
  • Imaging Lead
    Dr. Zahra Kassam
  • Pathology Lead
    Dr. David Driman
  • Palliative Care Lead
    Dr. Anita Singh
  • Endoscopy Lead
    Dr. Brian Yan
  • Breast Imaging Lead
    Dr. Anat Kornecki
  • Aboriginal Cancer Lead
    Currently Recruiting
  • Psychosocial Oncology Lead
    Kim Crawford
  • Medical Radiation Technologist Lead
    Irene Simons
  • Regional Colposcopy Lead
    Dr. Robert Di Cecco

Last modified: Wed, May 03, 2017
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