Evidence-based resources using the OncoSim model

OncoSim, previously called the Cancer Risk Management Model, is a validated web-based microsimulation tool. It uses the most current Canadian data to help support decision-making for cancer care in Canada and evaluate cancer control strategies. The OncoSim model can create and compare projections of cancer rates, deaths, resource needs, direct health care costs and broader economic impacts, such as lost wages. This is helpful when assessing existing interventions or when developing new interventions for prevention, screening and treatment of common cancers

Recent clinical guidelines, reports, publications and presentations using OncoSim are listed below. In order to access model assumptions and data sources, please request an account. For any inquiries, contact oncosim@partnershipagainstcancer.ca.

Guidelines and reports

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care guidelines

Canadian Cancer Society annual statistics reports

Alberta STE* Report, Institute of Health Economics

Peer-reviewed publications


Lung cancer

Colorectal cancer

Cervical cancer / HPV





To learn how to use the OncoSim platform, download the OncoSim user guide. The guide provides detailed information on the sub-models, as well as examples of applications. You will find out how to understand, analyze, edit, and run various simulations and scenarios within the OncoSim model. It is a practical resource you should keep at your side.

Model documentation

To view other model documentation, such as those on structure and parameters, please request an account.

Last updated: April 28, 2017