Our Mission

To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

Research Projects

Breast Cancer to Bone (B2B) Metastases Research Program

Dr. Kopciuk and Dr. Friedenreich

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 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…

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. Karen Kopciuk, and colleagues, are recent recipients of a Strategic Clinical Network seed grant

CEPR’s Dr. Karen Kopciuk, together with Dr Huiming Yang and their colleagues, were recently awarded a Strategic Clinical Network (SCN) seed grant entitled:  Test of cure: Use of Human Papillomavirus (HPV) testing to optimize the cervical cancer screening clinical pathway post-treatment.  This grant was one of four grants recently awarded by the SCN for which there was…

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