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Elizabeth (Toni) Barnes, MD, FRCP(C)

Affiliate scientist

Odette Cancer Centre
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave.
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-4951

Administrative Assistant: Debbie Posner
Phone: 416-480-4951


  • B.Sc., 1993, biochemistry, Queen's University, Canada
  • MD, 1996, University of Calgary, Canada
  • FRCP(C), 2001, radiation oncology, University of Alberta, Canada
  • ABHPM, 2002, symptom control and palliative care fellowship, MD Anderson Cancer Centre, Houston, Texas

Appointments and Affiliations:

Research Foci:

  • Palliative radiotherapy
  • Nonmelanoma skin cancer
  • Gynecologic cancer

Research Summary:

Dr. Barnes is head of the nonmelanoma skin cancer team at the Odette Cancer Centre. She is collaborating with medical physics and surgery to develop optical coherence tomography and biophotonics infrastructure for imaging and personalized dosimetry for skin cancer treatment. Within the gynecology group she is involved with interstitial brachytherapy delivery. Dr. Barnes is also interested in palliative radiotherapy for cancer patients and physician communication.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Khan L, Breen D, Zhang L, Balogh J, Czarnota G, Lee J, Tsao MN, Barnes EA. Predictors of recurrence after radiotherapy for non-melanoma skin cancer. Curr Oncol. 2014;21(2):e326–9.
  2. Khan L, Choo R, Breen D, Assaad D, Fialkov J, Antonyshyn O, McKenzie D, Woo T, Zhang L, Barnes E. Recommendations for CTV margins in radiotherapy planning for nonmelanoma skin cancer. Radiother Oncol. 2012;104(2):263–6.
  3. Culleton S, Breen D, Assaad D, Zhang L, Balogh J, Tsao M, Kamra J, Czarnota G, Antonyshyn O, Fialkov J, Barnes E. Five year review of a unique multidisciplinary nonmelanoma skin cancer clinic. J Cutan Med Surg. 2011;15(4):220–6.
  4. Barnes EA, Chow E, Tsao MN, Bradley NM, Doyle M, Li K, Lam K, Danjoux C. Physicians' expectations of treatment outcomes for patients with brain metastases referred for whole brain radiotherapy. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys. 2010 Jan; 76(1):187–92.
  5. Skliarenko J, Barnes EA. Palliative pelvic radiotherapy for gynaecologic cancer. J Radiat Oncol. 2012;1(3):239–44.

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