Our Mission

To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

Research Projects

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….

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…

Assessing cancer screening participation and uptake among First Nations people of Alberta

Dr. Kopciuk

Cancer rates in First Nations (FN) people are higher than the general Canadian population for many kinds of cancer, including those that could be prevented or caught early through cancer screening programs. When cancer is detected in FN people, it is often more advanced as well making it more difficult to treat..…

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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