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To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

Research Projects


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 ComPARe Project

Dr. Brenner and Dr. Friedenreich

This project quantified 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 were: tobacco exposure, dietary factors, physical inactivity, sedentary behavior, obesity, environmental factors, infectious agents….

Development of a Manitoba Occupational Disease Surveillance System

Dr. Peters

Occupational disease surveillance can help to identify and monitor trends in work-related diseases and risk factors, and consequently, to identify priority populations for primary prevention…

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. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia awarded the Department of Oncology’s Young Investigator Award

Dr. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia was awarded the Department of Oncology’s Young Investigator Award for 2020 at this year’s virtual event held on April 22nd, 2021. Miranda’s outstanding achievements in the first two years of her career with CEPR/Department of Oncology were recognized. She has rapidly established a strong program of research in childhood/adolescent and young adult…

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