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To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

Research Projects

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..…

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 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 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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Dr. Friedenreich elected as the incoming chairperson of the IARC Scientific Council

Dr. Christine Friedenreich was elected as the incoming chairperson of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Scientific Council.  “The chairperson of the IARC Scientific Council plays a key role in guiding the scientific governance of the Agency,” says IARC Director Dr Elisabete Weiderpass. http://governance.iarc.fr/SC/index.php In addition: Dr. Friedenreich was the Chair of the Review Panel…

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