Our Mission

To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

Research Projects

CAREX Canada

Dr. Peters

Dr. Peters is the co-principal investigator and occupational exposure lead of CAREX (CARcinogen EXposure) Canada, a multi-institution team of researchers and specialists with expertise in epidemiology, risk assessment, toxicology, geographic information systems, and knowledge mobilization…

Assessing Canadians’ awareness of risk factors and beliefs in myths about what causes cancer

Dr. Peters

Survey results from 2008 showed that Canadians are more concerned about cancer than other chronic and life-threatening conditions…

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….

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.

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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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