Lorraine Shack

Adjunct Assistant Professor

Oncology

PhD


Contact information

Phone

Office: 403-698-8116

Preferred method of communication

ADMIN ASSISTANT

Penelope Timleck

Email: penelope.timleck@ahs.ca

Office: 780-643-4347


Research and teaching

Research areas

  • cancer
  • epidemiology
  • outcomes
  • surveillance
  • survival

Biography

Over the course of my career, I have had worked in cancer surveillance in Scotland, England and Canada, as well as in prevention in the position of Research lead for ACPLF. I joined AHS in 2009 (formerly Cancer Board) from the National Health Service, UK where I lead cancer surveillance activities for the North West Cancer Intelligence Service, England.  In these roles, and my current role as Director of Surveillance and Reporting, CancerControl Alberta, Alberta Health Services, I have lead cancer surveillance and epidemiology work within the health system. These projects have focused on epidemiology research based on cancer registry data and linkage with treatment, comorbidities, risk factors and follow-up with collaboration from clinical and population health experts. This work has included national and international research projects on cancer incidence and outcomes, such as the International Cancer Bench Marking Project, EUROCARE-4 and CONCORD (Global surveillance of cancer survival). More recent work has focused on system performance measures, the use of administrative data to measure patient treatment pathways and outcomes/survival. I also sit on the System Performance and Analytic Capacity Building Canadian Partnership Against cancer Committees.