Dr. Winson Y. Cheung, MD, MPH, FRCPC

CCTG Quality of Life Committee Co-Chair

Dr. Cheung is a medical oncologist and a nationally and internationally recognized researcher. He is currently a Professor of Medicine in the Department of Oncology at the University of Calgary where he is the Provincial Director of Health Services Research and Real-World Generation for Cancer Care Alberta.

 Dr. Cheung’s primary research interest is health services and outcomes research, including patient reported outcomes, quality of life, and economic analyses. The overarching goal of his work is to ensure that cancer care is appropriately accessed and delivered to all patients.

“In addition to improving the longevity and quantity of life for cancer patients, we must also aim to improve their quality of life. The CCTG through its Quality of Life Committee is well-positioned to ensure that our clinical trials include the patient voice and integrate validated tools that measure important patient-reported outcomes”

Research Interests

  • Quality of life
  • Health services and outcomes
  • Economic analysis

Recent publications available at PubMed

 Quality of Life Committee

The Quality of Life (QOL) Committee was initially formed as a working group in 1986 and became a standing committee in 1987 in recognition of the growing consensus that there was/is a need to consider quality of life endpoints in phase III clinical trials, and to promote research addressing best practices addressing these endpoints. The committee is comprised of oncologists with expertise in quality of life evaluation, scientists with expertise in the field, research associates, patient representatives and others. Its responsibility is to provide methodological and practical support for collection of health-related quality of life (HRQOL) in clinical trials conducted by the Canadian Cancer Trials Group.

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