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Central East Regional Cancer Program

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.

Service Partners 

R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre 

Located in Oshawa, the R.S. McLaughlin Durham Regional Cancer Centre 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, 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. 

Partner Hospitals 

Cancer Care Ontario Interim Regional Vice-President

Central East Regional Cancer Program

Kirsten Burgomaster

Kirsten Burgomaster was appointed Interim Regional Vice-President of the Central East Regional Cancer Program WHEN. In this role, Kirsten works closely with Regional Cancer Program’s leadership, regional clinical leads, partner hospitals and agencies to ensure cancer care in the community aligns with Cancer Care Ontario's goals, standards and best practice guidelines.

Most recently, she was the program’s regional director. Previously, Kirsten was the clinical director of the Durham Regional Cancer Centre at Lakeridge Health until 2017. There she was responsible for the leadership and management of the cancer centre. She also served as director of the Research program at Lakeridge Health.

Kirsten is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology, and actively participates in collaborative research projects that align with the values, goals and strategic direction of the organization.

Leadership Committee

Central East Regional Cancer Program Leadership Committee Members

  • Kirsten Burgomaster
    Interim Regional Vice President
    Central East Regional Cancer Services
  • Patti Marchand
    Clinical Director, Durham Regional Cancer Centre
    Regional Lead, DAP
  • Kirsten Burgomaster
    Regional Director
    Central East Regional Cancer Program
  • Dr. Peter Dixon
    Chief and Medical Director, Oncology
  • Sarah Galicia
    Regional Manager, Prevention & Cancer Screening
  • Matt Melinyshyn
    Senior Project Lead
  • Debbie Devitt
    Patient Experience
  • Patti Argier
    Psychosocial Oncology
  • Darrilyn Lessels
    Oncology Nursing
  • Nik Markovic
    Financial Analyst
  • Ann Wehrstein
    Director, Oncology
    Northumberland Hills Hospital
  • Jennifer White
    Director, Regional Renal, Metabolic & Oncology Programs
    Peterborough Regional Health Centre
  • Sari Greenwood
    Director, Oncology
    Scarborough Health Network
  • Dr. Ed Osborne
    Palliative Care Multidisciplinary Clinical Co-Lead
  • Dr. Jim Chiarotto
    Systemic Treatment Quality
  • Dr. Gus Dotsikas
    Breast and Cancer Imaging
  • Dr. Hugh Kendall
    Regional Colorectal Screening/GI (Gastrointestinal) Endoscopy
  • Dr. Julia Jones
    Surgical Oncology
  • Dr. Avnish Mehta
    Primary Care
  • Dr. Jason Pennington
    Indigenous Cancer
  • Dr. Nathan Roth
    Regional Colposcopy/Cervical Screening