Dr. Stuart Peacock
Distinguished Scientist, Cancer Control Research, BC Cancer Agency

Blog Posts by Dr. Stuart Peacock

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Cancer Control Research: Finding Solutions for the Challenges Ahead

Over the years I’ve been fortunate to be involved in some important research with some great people and I’ve been part of projects that have reallocated large amounts of health funds to the most disadvantaged people in the community. I’ve worked on projects that have improved access to effective cancer drugs and new and effective screening modalities. And, I’ve worked on getting fairer health care for the population. But these have always been team efforts. One cannot say enough that cancer control is complex and needs teams of researchers and health professionals. There are many challenges...

Asking Questions to Improve Cancer Care in B.C.

As a Distinguished Scientist in the BC Cancer Agency’s Cancer Control Research department, my role is to lead a large program looking at health economics, services, policy and ethics research related to the complexities of cancer diagnosis and treatment. My days are spent meeting with many different kinds of stakeholders: academic researchers, policymakers, civil servants, patients and members of the public. Each has their own set of priorities; I feel that it’s important that we have a fair system that provides good value for money for all of the people in the province. As such the research...

Health Economics Research at the BC Cancer Agency

As most of us do when we get older, I started to have more personal experiences of cancer among friends and family. In the early 2000s, the BC Cancer Agency contacted me through a friend and colleague at the University of British Columbia about an opportunity to develop a health economics research program focusing on cancer control (something I was trying to develop in Australia at the time). I made a couple of trips to Vancouver and was impressed with the vision that the Agency had, both in terms of developing a health economics program, but also in terms of having a very strong population-...

Dr. Stuart Peacock: My Journey to a Career in Cancer Research

Hello and thanks very much for the opportunity to participate in the Partners in Discovery blog. My name is Dr. Stuart Peacock and I’m a Distinguished Scientist in the department of Cancer Control Research at the BC Cancer Agency. I’m delighted to share some of my background and how it relates to my work at the BC Cancer Agency’s Research Centre. I grew up in the UK and spent time in a few great places, including parts of London, Bath, Edinburgh and Yorkshire. Bath is where I spent most of my school years. One of the best known people who attended my senior school was Roger Bannister and it...