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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…

The Alberta Moving Beyond Breast Cancer (AMBER) Study

Dr. Friedenreich

The overall aim of this research is to study physical activity and health-related fitness (e.g. physical fitness and body composition) in order to improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors. The study will enroll 1500 newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors in Alberta over a 5 year period. Health status will be measured at baseline…

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 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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