Our Mission

To reduce cancer burden through innovative, epidemiologic research.

Research Projects

Cancer incidence: Outdoor air pollution and proximity to nuclear power plants

Dr. Peters and Dr. Yang

Dr. Peters is involved in two projects that draw from the Canadian Census Health and Environment Cohorts (CanCHEC). CanCHEC comprises population-based, linked datasets that combine long-form census respondents with administrative health data and postal codes…

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 impact of sex and gender in occupational disease prevention

Dr. Peters

Exposure to hazards at work may vary by sex (biology) and gender (social construct)…

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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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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