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Central East Regional Cancer Program

Cancer System Map

The Central East Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the residents of Haliburton, Peterborough, Kawartha Lakes, Durham, Northumberland and Scarborough.

More information on how Regional Cancer Programs are structured, as well as information on all 13 regions, is available on the Regional Cancer Program page.

Cancer Statistics

A snapshot of cancer trends in the Central East Regional Cancer Program is summarized in the Cancer System Quality Index (CSQI) 2015 report for Central East LHIN.

Service Partners

Many hospitals and labs provide screening mammograms through the Ontario Breast Screening Program. To find the screening sites closest to you and find out how to make an appointment, visit Ontario Breast Screening Program Appointment and Locations.

About the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre

Located in Oshawa, the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre is a state-of-the-art facility that delivers a wide spectrum of cancer services to the residents served by the Central East Regional Cancer Program. Completed in 2007 as a partnership between Cancer Care Ontario and Lakeridge Health Corporation, the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre is a 90,000-square foot facility that houses cutting-edge equipment and a team of oncology specialists committed to providing quality cancer care.


Tom McHugh

Tom McHugh

Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice President, Central East Regional Cancer Program

Tom McHugh began his position as the Regional Vice President Central East Cancer Services in March 2012.

Tom has spent more than 20 years working in the healthcare system, most recently as the shared President and CEO of Tillsonburg District Memorial Hospital and Alexandra Hospital – Ingersoll.

A recognized leader in creating integrated systems of care, Tom has championed patient care improvements through his work with the South West Regional Cancer Services Alliance, the Provincial Orthopaedic Expert Panel and many other partner organizations.

  • Cancer Surgery
    Dr. Julia Jones
    Lakeridge Health, Oshawa
  • Systemic Treatment (Chemotherapy)
    Dr. Jim Chiarotto
    Rouge Valley Health Service
  • Radiation Treatment
    Dr. Medhat El-Mallah
    R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre
  • Palliative Care
    Dr. Ed Osborne
    Lakeridge Health Bowmanville
  • Primary Care
    Dr. Onye Nnoram
    R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre
  • Pathology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
    Dr. Gus Dotsikas
    Lakeridge Health Oshawa
  • Breast Imaging
    Dr. Lori Moore
  • Aboriginal
    Dr. Jason Pennington
    The Scarborough Hospital
  • GI (Gastrointestinal) Endoscopy
    Dr. H. Kendall
  • Vacant
    Regional Lead Pathology
  • Glyn Boatswain
    Manager Oncology Clinic, Cardiac Diagnostics & Regional Cardiac Rehabilitation Program, Rouge Valley Health System
  • Lesley Bovie
    Communications Officer
  • Dr. Ed Osborne
    Regional Lead, Palliative
  • Dr. Jim Chiarotto
    Regional Lead, Systemic
  • Vacant
    Senior Project Lead
  • Debbie Devitt
    Patient Education Lead
  • Dr. Gus Dotsikas
    Regional Lead Diagnostic Imaging
  • Kristen Burgomaster
    Clinical Director, Regional Cancer Program
  • Dr. Leta Forbes
    Medical Director, Oncology
  • Sarah Galicia
    Manager Prevention and Integrated Cancer Screening, Lakeridge Health DRCC
  • Sari Greenwood
    Regional Director Lakeridge Health DRCC
  • Dr. Hugh Kendall
    Regional Lead, GI (Gastrointestinal) Endoscopy
  • Dr. Julia Jones
    Regional Lead, Surgical
  • Patti Marchand
    Patient Care Manager Outpatient/Oncology Clinics, Lakeridge Health DRCC
  • Tom McHugh
    Regional Vice President, Central East Regional Cancer Services
  • Dr. Lori Moore
    Regional Lead Breast Imaging
  • Dr. Medhad El-Mallah
    Regional Lead, Radiation
  • Rupam Shah
    Financial Analyst, Lakeridge Health DRCC
  • Anna Marie Sutherland
    Director Chemotherapy, Northumberland Hills Hospital
  • Jay Wilson
    Director, Regional Renal, Metabolic & Oncology Programs, Peterborough Regional Health Centre
  • Dr. Onye Nnoram
    Regional Lead, Primary Care
  • Dr. Jason Pennington
    Regional Lead, Aboriginal

Last modified: Thu, Oct 06, 2016
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