- Clinician-scientist, KGHRI and Cancer Centre of Southeastern Ontario
- Member, Division of Cancer Care and Epidemiology, Cancer Research Institute, Queen's University
- Medical Oncologist
- Professor, Departments of Oncology and Medicine, Queen's University
- Canada Research Chair in Population Cancer Care
Gastrointestinal and genitourinary tumours; population-based cancer research
Christopher Booth MD FRCPC is a Medical Oncologist and Health Services Researcher at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He is a Professor of Oncology and Public Health Sciences and holds the Canada Research Chair in Population Cancer Care. Dr. Booth studied medicine at Queen’s University. He did postgraduate training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at the University of Toronto followed by a research fellowship with the NCIC Clinical Trials Group. In his clinical practice he provides care to patients with gastrointestinal cancers. Dr. Booth’s research program explores access, quality, and value of cancer care in Canada and globally. In 2016 Dr. Booth spent a sabbatical as a visiting scientist at the Regional Cancer Centre in Trivandrum, India. He is an Advisor (Health Services Research) to the National Cancer Grid of India, an Honorary Consultant at Pallium India, and a member of the WHO Essential Medicine List Cancer Working Group. Dr. Booth has published over 250 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has served as research supervisor for >25 trainees.
Education and honours
- MD, Queen’s University
Dr. Booth has an active program in population-based cancer research. The focus of his research program is to evaluate the quality of care delivered to patients in routine clinical practice and the effectiveness of new therapies in the general population. In 2016 Dr. Booth spent a sabbatical as a visiting scientist at the Regional Cancer Centre in Trivandrum, India. He continues to work closely with colleagues in India on various projects to improve accessibility and quality of cancer care. In 2017 Dr. Booth was appointed Special Advisor (Health Services Research) to the National Cancer Grid of India. As a junior investigator he was awarded an inaugural Cancer Care Ontario Chair in Health Services Research. Dr. Booth has published over 130 peer-reviewed manuscripts with first or senior author papers in Nature, Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Lancet Oncology and Journal of Clinical Oncology. He has served as research supervisor for more than 25 trainees.