Strategic Clinical NetworkTM

The Cancer Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) brings together stakeholders from across the province from prevention, health care, research, and policy to lead and support evidence-informed improvements and bring innovation to health care.


Cancer Strategic Clinical Network: Improving cancer care in Alberta featured in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)


Quick Reference

Transformational Roadmap


Related Links



Please note that the Cancer SCN is not a clinical program.

Please visit Cancer Care Alberta for information and resources about AHS Cancer services.

Getting Involved

Ideas and input of all stakeholders, including patients and families, are welcome:

To learn more, or become more involved, contact

Network Members

Leadership Team

Barbara O'Neill
Senior Provincial Director

Dr. Douglas Stewart
Senior Medical Director

Dr. Paula Robson
Scientific Director

Angela Estey
Executive Director

Tara Bond

Dr. Anna Pujadas Botey
Assistant Scientific Director

Timothy Buckland
Senior Project Manager

Core Committee Members

Each SCN has a Core Committee whose members provide important insights into its work. The Committee helps identify emerging issues, assists with priority setting, and contributes to planning and solution design. Members are proponents of change, bringing not only a wide range of expertise and experience, but also voices of and access to broader communities that can be mobilized when required to advance innovation and health system improvements. The Cancer SCN Core Committee includes patients and families, representatives from national and provincial organizations, clinical leaders and experts, researchers, primary care, operational leaders (provincial and zone), and government.

View a full list of the Cancer SCN's Core Committee members.

News, Updates

SCN News

Keep posted on news, events and stories from the Strategic Clinical Networks (SCNs) with our new e-newsletter called SCNergy.

Cancer SCN Quarterly Updates

The Cancer Strategic Clinical Network is committed to sharing updates about the work we do. Find out more about our projects and results in our quarterly newsletter.




Email, if you are interested in viewing past copies of our newsletter.

Public Health Update for Cancer

  • On December 9th, 2020, Dr. Deena Hinshaw encouraged patients to seek medical care when you need it. Listen to her message. (8:33 to 12:00 minutes).
  • Visit for resources to assist you in understanding symptoms, signs to watch for and information to help you find a family doctor/nurse practitioner.
  • Visit for information on symptoms of cancer.

Recipient of 2019 President’s Excellence Award

The Provincial Breast Health Initiative was the recipient of the President’s Excellence Award for Quality Improvement. This award recognizes an individual and/or a team who made evidence-based quality improvements in the health system which achieved improved health outcomes for patients and their families and/or organization or clinical effectiveness.

Projects, Priorities

Projects & Pathways

Learn more about our current initiatives, pathways and accomplishments by visiting Cancer SCN Projects.


Transformational Roadmaps



Related Resources

General Cancer Websites

Cancer-Specific Websites

Research, Innovation

Health System Innovation

Cancer SCN Supports for Researchers

Arising from Cancer SCN Initiatives

Getting Involved