Our Mission

To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

Research Projects

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 ComPARe Project

Dr. Brenner and Dr. Friedenreich

This project is quantifying the number and proportion of incident cancer cases in Canada, now and to 2042, that could be prevented through changes in modifiable lifestyle and environmental exposures associated with cancer. The broad risk factor categories of interest are: tobacco exposure, dietary factors, physical activity, obesity, environmental factors, infectious diseases and hormonal therapies…

Assessing cancer screening participation and uptake among First Nations people of Alberta

Dr. Kopciuk

Cancer rates in First Nations (FN) people are higher than the general Canadian population for many kinds of cancer, including those that could be prevented or caught early through cancer screening programs. When cancer is detected in FN people, it is often more advanced as well making it more difficult to treat..…

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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