Catherine Vanderwater

Radiation Therapist


Royal Victoria Hospital
201 Georgian Dr, Barrie, Ontario Canada L4M 6M2
Research Interests
Patient-Reported Outcomes/Quality of Life, Patient Self-Management, Smoking Cessation Quality Initiatives and Education
Clinical Interests
Thoracic and Upper GI Malignancies, Treatment Planning & Delivery, Patient Assessment & Quality of Life, Clinical Trials, Preceptorship


  • MHS with a Leadership Focus, Athabasca University
  • BSc/Advanced Diploma, Medical Radiation Sciences, University of Toronto & The Michener Institute of Education
  • BSc, Medical Sciences, University of Western Ontario

Professional Memberships

  • Canadian Association of Medical Radiation Technologists
  • Ontario Association of Medical Radiation Sciences
  • College of Medical Radiation and Imaging Technologists of Ontario


Himelfarb-Blyth, S., Vanderwater, C., & Hartwick, J. (2021). Implementing a 3As and “opt-out” tobacco cessation framework in an outpatient oncology setting. Current Oncology, 28(2), 1197–1203.
http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/curroncol28020115. Impact Factor: 2.048. Co-Investigator. 

Lee, C. T., Vanderwater, C., Pickrell, W., Wong, J. C. The association among cancer patients’ collaboration with their healthcare providers, self-management, and wellbeing during radiotherapy: An observational, cross-sectional survey. European Journal of Cancer Care. https://doi.org/10.1111/ecc.13308. Impact Factor: 1.564. Co-Investigator.


  • Lecturer, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto
  • Radiation Therapist, Radiation Treatment Program, Simcoe Muskoka Regional Cancer Program at Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre