Our Mission

To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

Research Projects

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…

Breast Cancer to Bone (B2B) Metastases Research Program

Dr. Kopciuk

The B2B research program established a cohort newly diagnosed breast cancer cases with the objective of studying how breast cancer metastasizes to the bone. This cohort study has involved several sub-projects including one currently led by Dr. Kopciuk to investigate the impact of vitamin D and markers of inflammation in breast cancer metastases. Other projects…

Determinants of cancer stage at diagnosis

Dr. Kopciuk

This project will explore factors associated with early stage of cancer at diagnosis, using data from Alberta’s Tomorrow Project The specific aims are to: (1) develop multivariable regression models using ordinal logistic regression to identify independent and synergistic factors (clinical, lifestyle, screening, etc.) associated with cancer stage at diagnosis; (2) develop spatial regression models to account for geographic and other factors …

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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