Our Mission

To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

Research Projects

Solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure in outdoor workers

Dr. Peters

Solar ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure is a workplace hazard that can cause skin cancer, heat stress, and other serious health effects, all of which are preventable…

Shaping up on physical activity and cancer: Improving estimates of cancer risk using accelerometry and contemporary methods in the UK Biobank

Dr. Yang

There are inherent limitations of self-report data associated with measurement error. This project uses novel and innovative methods to estimate the attenuation of the association between self-reported physical activity and cancer risk associated with measurement error…

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‚Äôs 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

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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