Dr. Scott Tyldesley
Radiation Oncologist, BC Cancer Agency

Blog Posts by Dr. Scott Tyldesley

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New Tools Helping Patients at the BC Cancer Agency

Scott again with a final posting. Chemo SmartBook is making things better for BC Cancer Agency patients as well as the staff who treat them. This remarkable computer-based scheduling system and optimization tool was developed by our CIHR team in consultation with Vancouver Cancer Centre nurses and pharmacists, to let patients know a week in advance the precise time of their chemotherapy appointment. One reason for its development was to reduce patient stress arising from uncertainty about appointment times, but it also has had other benefits: Imagine the challenge appointment schedulers face...

Operations Research Improving Care at the BC Cancer Agency

Scott here, taking a brief break at Bust a Move . Looks good so far: great event, even better cause! You can register now for next year at bustamove.ca . This week I am off to Geneva for a meeting with experts on needs analysis from around the world. Together, we will be looking at better ways to plan for radiotherapy (RT) resources and make sure those that need it can get it. This is an area of research of the team for Operations Research in Cancer Care, a group I work with at the BC Cancer Agency. In one project, we have looked at better ways of configuring cancer services in B.C. We have...

Bust a Move: Supporting Breast Cancer Research in B.C.

Scott here with a quick post to remind everyone of the BC Cancer Foundation’s upcoming event on April 13: Bust a Move raises funds for breast cancer research in B.C. and one component of breast cancer research that forms the backbone for a lot of the great research we do is the Breast Cancer Outcome Unit (BCOU). The chair of the BC Cancer Agency’s Breast Tumour Group, Dr. Stephen Chia, has called the BCOU the Jewel in the Crown of the Breast Tumour Group. The BCOU is a group of researchers that are involved in a wide variety of research projects related to the care and outcomes of patients...

Hello from Dr. Scott Tyldesley

Welcome to my Partners in Discovery Blog. My name is Scott Tyldesley. I am a radiation oncologist at the BC Cancer Agency. I grew up in Port Moody B.C., and trained in medicine and radiation oncology right here in beautiful B.C. It has been 20 years since I first rotation in medical school in radiation oncology at the BC Cancer Agency. I still remember the excitement of realizing what I wanted to do with the rest of my professional life after this exposure to the level of clinical and research excellence the Agency delivers. I had some great initial mentors then, many of whom have become very...