Scott Tyldesley

Dr. Scott Tyldesley is a radiation oncologist practicing at the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) and a clinical associate professor in radiation oncology at the University of British Columbia (UBC).

His areas of expertise include radiation oncology (genitourinary, breast), health policy, health services research and needs assessment. He holds a Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Scholar Award in health services research and has over 60 publications in health services research related to radiation oncology.

Tyldesley is a co-principal investigator on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded team for Operations Research in Cancer Care, which is a collaboration between clinicians and administrators at BCCA and operations research scientists at the Sauder School of Business at UBC. He is also the chair of BCCA’s Breast Outcomes Unit.


University: University of British Columbia
Faculty: Medicine
Department: Surgery
Position: Clinical Associate Professor
Research Location: Vancouver Cancer Centre

Recent Publications

Aristizabal R, Chow VS, French J, Khurshed F, McGahan CE, Puterman ML, Runzer N, Santibáñez P, Tyldesley S. Patient satisfaction after the redesign of a chemotherapy booking process. Healthc Q. 2012;15(3):58-64. (PubMed abstract)

Tyldesley S, Peacock M, Morris JW, So A, Kim-Sing C, Quirt J, Carter M, Pickles T. The need for, and utilization of prostate-bed radiotherapy after radical prostatectomy for patients with prostate cancer in British Columbia. Can Urol Assoc J. 2012 Apr;6(2):89-94. doi: 10.5489/cuaj.11158. (PubMed abstract)

Fong A, Shafiq J, Saunders C, Thompson AM, Tyldesley S, Olivotto IA, Barton MB, Dewar JA, Jacob S, Ng W, Speers C, Delaney GP. A comparison of surgical and radiotherapy breast cancer therapy utilization in Canada (British Columbia), Scotland (Dundee), and Australia (Western Australia) with models of “optimal” therapy. Breast. 2012 Aug;21(4):570-7. doi: 10.1016/j.breast.2012.02.014. Epub 2012 Mar 16. (PubMed abstract)

Herbert C, Nichol A, Olivotto I, Weir L, Woods R, Speers C, Truong P, Tyldesley S. The impact of hypofractionated whole breast radiotherapy on local relapse in patients with Grade 3 early breast cancer: a population-based cohort study. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2012 Apr 1;82(5):2086-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2011.01.055. Epub 2011 Apr 7. (PubMed abstract)

Owen D, Tyldesley S, Alexander C, Speers C, Truong P, Nichol A, Wai ES. Outcomes in patients treated with mastectomy for ductal carcinoma in situ. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2013 Mar 1;85(3):e129-34. doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2012.10.020. Epub 2012 Nov 27. (PubMed abstract)