Chair of the Advisory Committee on Research (ACOR) for the Canadian Cancer Society

Dr. Christine Friedenreich begins a two-year renewable term as the Chair of the Advisory Committee on Research (ACOR) for the Canadian Cancer Society on July 1, 2021. ACOR provides oversight for all CCS grants and awards programs. ACOR also helps recommend research programs and priorities, research and science policies, ongoing research strategic planning and evaluation…

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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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Congratulations to Dr. Lin Yang and her team on their recent grant success!

Dr. Lin Yang is leading a VPR Catalyst Grant (UCalgary) along with her co-investigators Drs Colleen Cuthbert, Tarek Bismar and Kevin Martell that is a knowledge survey regarding an exercise intervention for prostate cancer men managed by active surveillance. This six-month project funded at $15,265 will inform further research on this topic in subsequent grants.…

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AYA-PACT: Adolescents and Young Adults be-coming Physically Active after Cancer Trial

Drs Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia and Christine Friedenreich are leading a project entitled “AYA-PACT: Adolescents and Young Adults be-coming Physically Active after Cancer Trial” that has been funded for five years for $952,425 as a CIHR Project Grant. The aim of this trial is to determine if a home-based, mobile health (mHealth) physical activity intervention can increase…

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The impact of sex and gender in occupational disease prevention

Dr. Cheryl Peters, along with her colleagues Drs Marie-Élise Parent, Mieke Koehoorn and Paul Demers, is leading a research project entitled “The impact of sex and gender in occupational disease prevention” that has been funded for three years for $360,000 as a CIHR project grant. The aim of this study is to improve systems that…

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Nishtohtamihk li kaansyr (Understanding Cancer): Cancer Screening, Outcomes and Experiences among Métis People in Alberta

Dr. Karen Kopciuk, along with Drs Angeline Letendre and Huiming Yang and Ms Reagan Bartel, is leading a research project entitled “Nishtohtamihk li kaansyr (Understanding Cancer): Cancer Screening, Outcomes and Experiences among Métis People in Alberta” that has received a one-year, $100,000 bridge grant through a priority announcement by the CIHR Institute of Indigenous Peoples’…

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