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Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program

Cancer System Map

The Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the residents of Central Toronto.

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.

Cancer Statistics

A snapshot of cancer trends in the Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program is summarized in the Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI) 2015 report for Toronto Central 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 Odette Cancer Centre

Opened in 1982 on the campus of Sunnybrook Hospital – now known as the Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre - the Odette Cancer Centre sees 10,000 new patients per year. It boasts expert multidisciplinary health teams as well as state-of-the-art facilities that include 13 radiation treatment machines. In addition to providing the full spectrum of patient care, including preventive oncology, surgical oncology, chemotherapy, radiation oncology, medical imaging, psychosocial and palliative care, the Odette Cancer Centre is also intensively engaged in research, education, and community outreach. The centre offers specialized clinics, including a clinic for women with locally advanced breast cancer, a program for young women with breast cancer, and a clinic for women with gynecological malignancies who have sexual concerns. Odette Cancer Centre offers specialty residency training and fellowship programs in partnership with the University of Toronto.

About the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Opened in May 1958, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and its research arm, the Ontario Cancer Institute, are internationally recognized leaders in the fight against cancer. Their clinical and research staff includes experts in oncology, with specialties that include surgical oncology, bone marrow transplantation, chemotherapy, hematology, radiation therapy, medical imaging, and psychosocial oncology. Its research arm is the Ontario Cancer Institute. The hospital, which is part of the University Health Network, celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2008; during these five decades, the hospital treated more than 350,000 cancer patients. The hospital underwent a $15-million renovation program which was completed in the fall of 1998. This renovation created treatment centres focusing on specific cancers including breast, prostate, brain tumours, and head and neck cancers. The hospital’s 800,000-square foot facility houses 220 patient beds, 160,000 square feet of research space, and 17 radiation treatment machines in special underground concrete bunkers. The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has the capacity to serve 10,000 new patients a year, or over 500 patients a day. About 190,000 outpatients come to Princess Margaret Cancer Centre each year for diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care.


Dr. Calvin H.L. Law

Dr. Calvin H.L. Law

Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice President, Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program

Dr. Calvin Law is the Chief, Odette Cancer Centre, and Regional Vice President, Cancer Care Ontario. He currently holds several leadership positions including being the Cancer Care Ontario Head and Regional Lead of Surgical Oncology for Toronto Central North and the Chair for Gastrointestinal Oncology Site Group at Edmond Odette Cancer Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. He is a cancer surgeon specializing in hepatobiliary, pancreatic and gastrointestinal surgical oncologist.

Dr. Law currently holds the Hanna Family Research Chair in Surgical Oncology at the University of Toronto and also serves as an Adjunct Scientist for the Institute of Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Toronto in Surgery and is cross appointed to the department of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation.

Dr. Law completed his medical school training at the University of Toronto, and went on to Cambridge, Massachusetts to complete his Masters of Public Health at Harvard University.. Dr. Law has served many roles including being national chair for several Canadian cancer groups, co-founder and director of the Susan Leslie Clinic for Neuroendocrine Tumours, a member of the Program in Evidence Based Care for Gastrointestinal Oncology at Cancer Care Ontario, and an examiner for the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz

Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz

Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice President, Toronto Central Regional Cancer Program

Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz is the Medical Director of the Cancer Program and Chief of the Radiation Medicine Program at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in the University Health Network. She is also the professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the University of Toronto, and chairs the International Union Against Cancer’s Task Force on Prognostic Factors.

Dr. Gospodarowicz received her medical degree from the University of Toronto and holds specialty certifications in internal medicine, medical oncology and radiation oncology. She is engaged in active radiation oncology clinical practice and is considered an expert in malignant lymphomas and genitourinary cancers.

Her research interests include the role of radiation therapy in lymphomas, prostate cancer, bladder cancer, and testis cancer. She is also interested in developing and implementing image guided precision radiotherapy, late effects research, survivorship programs and research.

  • Pathology
    Dr. Sylvia Asa (South)
    Dr. Nadia Ismiil (North)
  • Staging
    Dr. James Brierley (South)
  • Imaging
    Dr. Martin O’Malley (South)
    Dr. Elaine Martinovic (North)
  • Surgical Oncology
    Dr. Jonathan Irish (South)
    Dr. Danny Enepekides (North)
  • Systemic Therapy
    Dr. Eitan Amir (South)
    Dr. Sonal Gandhi (North)
  • Radiation Therapy
    Dr. Fei-Fei Liu (South)
    Dr. Gregory Czarnota (North)
  • Palliative Care
    Dr. Kirsten Wentlandt (South)
    Dr. Jeff Myers (North)
  • Psychosocial Oncology
    Susan Blacker (South)
    Dr. Janet Ellis (North)
  • Patient Education
    Janet Papadakos (South)
    Jason Oliver (North)
  • Primary Care
    Dr. Ed Kucharski (South)
    Dr. Lisa Del Giudice (North)
  • Diagnostic Assessment Program
    Terri Stuart-McEwan (South)
    Jan Stewart (North)
  • GI Endoscopy
    Dr. Ian Bookman
  • Aboriginal Cancer Lead
    Bernice Downey
  • Aboriginal Navigator
    Joanna Vautour

Co-Chairs, Regional Vice Presidents

  • Dr. Mary Gospodarowicz, Princess Margaret
  • Dr. Calvin Law,Odette Cancer Centre

Hospital Administrative Leads

  • Victoria Noguera, Women’s College
  • Susan Blacker, St. Michael’s
  • Mary Agnes Beduz, Mount Sinai
  • Marnie Escaf, Princess Margaret
  • Martha Wyatt, Princess Margaret*
  • Janice Stewart, Odette Cancer Centre*
  • Shelley DeHay-Turner, St. Joseph’s Health Centre
  • Melissa Morey-Hollis, St. Joseph’s Health Centre
  • Penny Walcott, Toronto East General

    *T-RCP Directors of Regional Planning

Cancer Program Clinical Leads

  • Dr. Jing Li, Toronto East General
  • Dr. Ori Rotstein, St. Michael’s
  • Dr. John Semple, Women’s College
  • Dr. Dorothy Lo, St. Joseph’s Health Centre
  • Dr. Jay Wunder, Mt. Sinai Hospital

Partner Organization Members

  • Debbie Fisher-Holmes, OBSP, GTA LHINs
  • Laura McDonald, Cancer Colon Check
  • Enrique Saenz, Toronto Central CCAC,
  • Susan Flynn, Canadian Cancer Society
  • Helen Taylor Camacho, Canadian Cancer Society
  • Nello Del Rizzo, Toronto Central LHIN

  • Last modified: Thu, Oct 06, 2016
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