Our Mission

To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

Research Projects

The Alberta Moving Beyond Breast Cancer (AMBER) Study

Dr. Friedenreich

The overall aim of this research is to study how physical activity and health-related fitness (e.g. physical fitness and body composition) are associated with survival after breast cancer. The cohort study has enrolled 1528 newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors in Alberta since 2012 and is following up these participants with regular assessments …

Late effects of childhood cancer

Dr. Fidler-Benaoudia

Although survival from childhood cancer has increased substantially in the last decades, treatments used to achieve cure are known to cause late effects, or health problems that occur months or years after treatment has ended…

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…

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

25 year milestone

Congratulations Nicole! On May 9th, Nicole Slot celebrated 25 years of service with ACB/AHS and we would like to recognize her multiple contributions to the research programs of several Scientists in our department. Nicole first started working as an interviewer for the Prostate Cancer Case-control Study where her kind, empathetic and non-judgmental nature proved to…

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