The Division of Respirology, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is pleased to introduce a new research study and program at the University of Saskatchewan and Royal University Hospital.
Research Study and Program: Evaluation of Telehealth for the Assessment and Follow-up of Lung Cancer Patients from Rural Saskatchewan - The Thoracic Oncology Program at the University of Saskatchewan (TOPUS)
Who: Any patient = 18 yrs of age who lives = 100 kilometers from Saskatoon whom you think might have lung cancer and requires an assessment by a Respirologist (Lung Specialist)
What is it? Patients will have their initial assessment and follow up done by a nurse clinician using telehealth. Their history, lab findings and imaging will be reviewed by one of the Respirologists with the nurse clinician. Patients will have access to a full array of diagnostic and staging modalities including bronchoscopy and endobronchial ultrasound.
Why? We are studying patient satisfaction with telehealth as well as access to diagnostic tests and treatment with telehealth. We are also interested in whether or not this approach improves access to healthcare and shortens wait-times for rural patients
Please contact us if you are interested or have a patient you would like to refer. Patients are not obligated to be involved; we will be happy to discuss their involvement with them directly. Referrals outside of research studies still accepted.
Contact Info - Principal Investigator:
Christopher A Hergott MD, FRCPC, FCCP
Assistant Professor - Respirology and Interventional Pulmonary Medicine
Division of Respirology, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
University of Saskatchewan; 5th Floor Ellis Hall, Room 544
Royal University Hospital
103 Hospital Drive
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, S7N 0W8
Phone: (306) 966-8160
Fax: (306) 966-8694
(Monday – Friday 0800 – 1630)
24-Hour Emergency Contact: (306) 655-1000