• Community Health Sciences, Max Rady College of Medicine 

Research summary

Dr. Piotr Czaykowski is an expert in genitourinary oncology, with a focus on uncovering ways to improve cancer outcomes and care for elderly patients. He is actively involved in clinical trials as a local investigator, investigating the use of novel anticancer drug treatments and testing the effectiveness of navigators in the cancer care system. He is also a member of the Canadian Cancer Trials Group and the Canadian Urologic Oncology Group, working with leading researchers to push the boundaries of cancer treatment. Dr. Czaykowski's research is shaping the future of genitourinary oncology and has the potential to improve the lives of countless patients. He is constantly seeking new ways to improve cancer care and his dedication to finding innovative solutions is making a significant impact in the field.

Research groups

  • Canadian Cancer Trials Group
  • Canadian Urologic Oncology Group


  • Cancer drug approval
  • Cancer in elderly
  • Cancer outcomes
  • Cancer systems
  • Clinical epidemiology
  • Clinical trials
  • Genitourinary oncology
  • Medical oncology
  • Navigators
  • Oncology
  • Urgent cancer care clinic


Dr. Piotr Czaykowski is an accomplished medical professional who has devoted his career to understanding and treating genitourinary cancer. He earned a bachelor of science in biochemistry and a doctor of medicine from the University of British Columbia, before completing an internal medicine residency in Calgary and a medical oncology residency and fellowship in Toronto. He worked as a medical oncologist with the British Columbia Cancer Agency – Fraser Valley Centre for five years before joining CancerCare Manitoba in 2002. Dr. Czaykowski has held various leadership roles, including chair of the genitourinary disease site group, director of the University of Manitoba medical oncology training program, chair of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Medical Oncology Exam Board and interim head of the medical oncology and hematology department at CancerCare Manitoba. He was appointed chief medical officer in 2015 and currently serves as the provincial specialty lead for oncology. He maintains a busy clinical practice in genitourinary oncology while fulfilling administrative responsibilities. He is an associate professor with the departments of internal medicine (section of hematology/oncology) and community health sciences at the Max Rady College of Medicine.

  • Education

    Master of science in clinical epidemiology, University of Toronto (2000)

    Medical oncology fellowship, Princess Margaret Hospital (1997)

    Medical oncology residency, University of Toronto (1996)

    Internal medicine residency, University of Calgary (1994)

    Rotating internship, St. Paul’s Hospital (1989)

    Doctor of medicine, University of British Columbia (1988)

    Bachelor of science in biochemistry, University of British Columbia (1984)

  • Awards

    Morley Lertzman award, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Manitoba (2009)

    Mentor of the Year, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (2006)

    Finalist, Educator of the Year, Professional Association of Interns and Residents of Manitoba (2006)

    Lyonel G. Israels award, Best Research Proposal, CancerCare Manitoba Foundation (2004)

    Merit award, American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting (1997)

    Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research Foundation fellowship in Oncology (1996-1997)

Contact us

Internal Medicine
Room GC430, Health Sciences Centre
820 Sherbrook Street
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3A 1R9 Canada