North West Regional Cancer Program
The North West Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the areas reaching from east of White River to the Manitoba border in the west, and from Hudson Bay in the north to the United States border in the south.
Regional Cancer Care Northwest
Regional Cancer Care Northwest is a full-service regional cancer program providing prevention and screening services, diagnostic services, cancer treatment, survivorship services and palliative care services. The regional cancer program serves approximately 250,000 residents of Northwestern Ontario.
Established in 1948, the program consists of a regional cancer centre, located at Thunder Bay
Regional Health Sciences Centre, 13 satellite chemotherapy clinics in partner hospitals, as well as many other diagnostic service partners throughout the North West LHIN. Regional Cancer Care Northwest is a leading champion of telemedicine, enabling patients in our vast region to receive care closer to home.
- Atikokan Regional Hospital
- Dryden Regional Health Centre
- Geraldton District Hospital
- Hornepayne Community Hospital
- Lake of the Woods District Hospital
- Manitouwadge General Hospital
- McCausland Hospital (Terrace Bay)
- Nipigon District Memorial Hospital
- Notre Dame Hospital (Hearst)
- Red Lake Margaret Cochenour Memorial Hospital
- Riverside Health Care Facilities (Fort Francis)
- Sioux Lookout Meno Ya Win Health Centre
- Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre
- Wilson Memorial Hospital (Marathon)
Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice-President, North West Regional Cancer Program
Dr. Mark Henderson
A highly respected practitioner, mentor and educator, Dr. Mark Henderson was appointed Regional Vice-President for Cancer Care Ontario, North West Regional Cancer Program on September 1, 2012. He is also Executive Vice-President of Patient Services, Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre, and previously was the medical director of the Cardiovascular and Stroke Program at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre.
With 30 years clinical experience, Dr. Henderson is a leading interventional cardiologist who is an associate professor with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine, and has also served as an associate professor of medicine at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie medical schools and held a number of senior leadership positions in cardiac programs including:
- Director of Coronary Care Unit, Toronto General and Victoria General Hospital (Halifax)
- Director of the Cardiac Catheterization Lab, Royal Columbian Hospital (Vancouver) and Victoria General Hospital (Halifax)
- Head, Department of Cardiac Services, at Royal Columbian Hospital (Vancouver)
Dr. Henderson received his medical training at King’s College Medical School, University of London, U.K. He relocated to Canada in 1977 and continued his studies with the University of Toronto, completing his internal medical specialty at Wellesley Hospital, Toronto, in 1979. His cardiology fellowship was completed at the Toronto General Hospital in 1982. His portfolio includes extensive cardiac research published in leading national and international medical journals.