null Centre for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE) - GUEST Speaker Seminar (May 22, 2019)

Economic Modeling in Pediatric Oncology

Exciting and promising novel strategies are being developed for the diagnosis, screening and management of pediatric cancers. Due to their novelty, the evidence base around these strategies mostly centers around short term clinical effectiveness while their cost-effectiveness is largely unknown. Clinical and policy makers require some understanding of the long term effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of such strategies to decide on their use in clinical practice and for reimbursement purposes. Our research program develops simulation methods to estimate such long-term effects and costs associated with pediatric oncology strategies using a wide evidence base (clinical trials, registry data, expert opinion etc.). This talk will i) outline the methods used in economic modeling, ii) provide some examples of applied work in pediatric oncology and iii) discuss future directions and ways to streamline economic modeling within pediatric oncology.


Petros Pechlivanoglou, MSc, PhDPresenter: Petros Pechlivanoglou, MSc, PhD
Scientist,Child Health Evaluative Sciences University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation


When: Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at noon

Where: 5252 boul de Maisonneuve West, 3rd Floor (3B kitchen)

Information: CORE  514-934-1934 ext. 48292 or

The presentation will be delivered in English.