Position:
Head; Palliative Care
Palliative Medicine Specialist
Division:
Palliative Care
Address:
Vancouver Cancer Centre; BC Cancer Agency
600 W 10th Ave
Vancouver, BC V5Z 4E6
Canada
Vision Statement:

My research goal is to improve the quality of life of people living with life-threatening diseases, especially by increasing knowledge of how to manage severe symptoms.

Research Interests:

Cancer pain, constipation, relief of suffering, symptom management

Research Sumary:

I am currently involved in a number of different studies on management of continuous and intermittent cancer-related pain, including the use of minimally invasive palliative procedures, methadone and lidocaine, and also the management of opioid induced constipation.

My goal is to improve assessment and management of those symptoms which are the most distressing for cancer patients and their families, to make cancer less of a frightening experience

Education:
Southampton University Medical School, B.Med
, FRCPC
Recent Publications:

Link to PubMed

Awards & Recognition:

Gordon Dunn Pioneer Award 2010, Prostate Cancer Research Foundation, ($50,000).