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To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

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The Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta (BETA Trial)

Dr. Friedenreich

The Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta (BETA) is a randomized controlled exercise intervention trial. Dr. Friedenreich and her colleagues recruited 400 postmenopausal women aged 50-74 years of age to examine how a one-year high volume (300 minutes per week) versus moderate volume (150 minutes per week) aerobic exercise intervention influences and modifies biomarkers for breast cancer risk …

The CHALLENGE Trial

Dr. Friedenreich

The Colon Health and Life Long Exercise Trial (CHALLENGE Trial) is a multi-centre randomized controlled exercise intervention trial that is funded and coordinated by the Cancer Clinical Trials Group at Queen’s University, Kingston. Dr. Friedenreich is a co-investigator on this first ever trial that is enrolling and randomizing 962 Stage II and III colon cancer…

The Alberta Moving Beyond Breast Cancer (AMBER) Study

Dr. Friedenreich

The overall aim of this research is to study physical activity and health-related fitness (e.g. physical fitness and body composition) in order to improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors. The study will enroll 1500 newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors in Alberta over a 5 year period. Health status will be measured at baseline…

The Department of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Research

Since 2001, the scientists of CEPR have been combining traditional epidemiologic study designs with a molecular epidemiologic emphasis. The collection of demographic, lifestyle, and clinical information has now been expanded to include genetic, cellular, biomarker and metabolomic information from collected biological specimens.

Latest News

Dr. Friedenreich elected as the incoming chairperson of the IARC Scientific Council

Dr. Christine Friedenreich was elected as the incoming chairperson of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Scientific Council.  “The chairperson of the IARC Scientific Council plays a key role in guiding the scientific governance of the Agency,” says IARC Director Dr Elisabete Weiderpass. http://governance.iarc.fr/SC/index.php In addition: Dr. Friedenreich was the Chair of the Review Panel…

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