AMBER cohort study has reached target sample size

After seven years of recruitment in Edmonton and Calgary, the AMBER cohort study has reached the target sample size of 1500 study participants. This project is examining how physical activity, sedentary behaviour and health-related fitness are related to survival after breast cancer. The Calgary study team members include Leanne Dickau, Rebecca Urbat, Nathaniel Minichiello, Sue…

Dr. Friedenreich elected as 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…

Dr. Darren Brenner has secured a contract with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC)

Dr. Darren Brenner has secured a contract with the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) to validate the cancer projections of their OncoSim-All Cancer microsimulation modelling tool with the results from the ComPARe Project. This is an exciting project that will involve several members of our department including Yibing Ruan, Joy Pader and Abbey Poirier. The…