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South West Regional Cancer Program

The South West Regional Cancer Program oversees the quality and delivery of cancer services for the counties of Grey, Bruce, Huron, Perth, Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin and part of Norfolk.

Service Partners

London Regional Cancer Program

The London Regional Cancer Program (LRCP) at London Health Sciences Centre is the regional cancer centre serving residents within the South West region of Ontario. The program has been providing the highest quality care to patients and their families for more than 50 years. With over 21,000 active patients, and over 185,000 visits annually, LRCP is the largest cancer service provider in the region.

The program offers inpatient and outpatient cancer care including radiation treatment and chemotherapy, as well as a full range of support services to help cancer patients and their families throughout the treatment process.

Partner Hospitals


Cancer Care Ontario Regional Vice-President, South West Regional Cancer Program

Neil Johnson

Neil Johnson has spent over 25 years at London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph's Health Care London as a pharmacist and healthcare leader. Neil brings a wealth of experience, including tenure as an oncology and palliative care pharmacist.

A recognized leader in advancing integrated systems, Neil has worked with regional partners such as the South West Community Care Access Centre and Thames Valley Family Health Team to develop a range of innovative programs and initiatives to improve patient care. He has served as the vice chair of St. Joseph's Hospice of London and Middlesex and a board member of both Western ProResp and the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic.

A pharmacist by training, Neil also holds a master's degree in business administration from Wilfrid Laurier University and he is a Certified Health Executive with the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

Regional Clinical Leads

Regional Clinical Leads in the South West Regional Cancer Program

  • Surgery Oncology
    Dr. Stephen Pautler
  • Systemic Therapy (Chemotherapy)
    Dr. Scott Ernst
  • Radiation
    Dr. Nancy Read
  • Primary Care
    Dr. Jan Owen
  • Imaging
    Dr. Zahra Kassam
  • Pathology
    Dr. David Driman
  • Palliative Care
    Dr. Anita Singh
  • Endoscopy
    Dr. Brian Yan
  • Breast Imaging
    Dr. Anat Kornecki
  • Aboriginal Cancer
    Currently Recruiting
  • Psychosocial Oncology
    Kim Crawford
  • Medical Radiation Technologist
    Irene Simons
  • Regional Colposcopy
    Dr. Robert Di Cecco
  • Ontario Palliative Care Network Clinical Leads
    Dr. Lisa Valerie Schultz