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To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

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The Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta (BETA Trial)

Dr. Friedenreich

The Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta (BETA) is a randomized controlled exercise intervention trial. Dr. Friedenreich and her colleagues recruited 400 postmenopausal women aged 50-74 years of age to examine how a one-year high volume (300 minutes per week) versus moderate volume (150 minutes per week) aerobic exercise intervention influences and modifies biomarkers for breast cancer risk …

The CHALLENGE Trial

Dr. Friedenreich

The Colon Health and Life Long Exercise Trial (CHALLENGE Trial) is a multi-centre randomized controlled exercise intervention trial that is funded and coordinated by the Cancer Clinical Trials Group at Queen’s University, Kingston. Dr. Friedenreich is a co-investigator on this first ever trial that is enrolling and randomizing 962 Stage II and III colon cancer…

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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