Our patients and families in Central East region have a voice
in the design, delivery and evaluation of the cancer care they
The Central East Regional Cancer Program shares Cancer
Care Ontario's approach to person-centered care which
involves patients as partners in their cancer journey.
Patients and family members are included in our work through
Patient and Family Advisory Groups both at the provincial
level with Cancer Care Ontario and here in our region at the
R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre.
"Our patients and family advisors share valuable insights with
us that help shape our cancer system," explains Tom McHugh,
Regional Vice-President of the Central East Regional Cancer
Program. "These skilled volunteers are the lens through which
we see things more clearly so that we're always evolving to
meet the needs of our patients."