Patti Groome is the Canada Research Chair in Cancer Care Evaluation, a Professor in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Queen’s University and a Senior Scientist in the Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology at the Queen’s Cancer Research Institute in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She was the founding Director of the ICES@Queen’s Health Services Research Facility. Groome obtained her PhD in Epidemiology from McGill University in 1995. Her research involves the delivery of health services to persons with cancer most recently with a focus on the problem of late diagnosis of symptomatic disease. Dr. Groome has conducted Ontario-wide studies of practice patterns in laryngeal cancer, prostate cancer and oral cavity cancer. Questions relate to early diagnosis, the impact of practice variations on control of disease and the role of comorbid illnesses on treatment and outcome. She also has an interest in the continuous improvement of cancer staging. To this end, she is a member of the International Union Against Cancer’s TNM staging committee, which oversees changes to cancer staging worldwide. She also sits on the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer National Staging Advisory Committee and on a number of staging-related committees at the American Joint Commission on Cancer.
Dr. Groome’s research has been funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Canadian Cancer Society, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation, the Ontario Innovation Trust and the OICR/CCO Health Services Research Program.
Dr. Groome's publications are available on PubMed.