Dr. Darren Brenner accepts New Position with the University of Calgary

Dr. Darren Brenner has accepted a new position as a Molecular Epidemiologist/Assistant Professor with the Department of Oncology, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary. Dr. Brenner will continue to collaborate closely with CEPR, and will split his office time between our department and the University of Calgary. This position also includes an Investigatorship in Molecular Epidemiology…

Dr. Christine Friedenreich elected to the Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer

Congratulations to Dr. Christine Friedenreich, who has been elected as a member of the Scientific Council of the International Agency for Research on Cancer (www.iarc.fr) for a four year period starting in January 2018. The principal responsibilities of Scientific Council members are the evaluation of the scientific activities of the Agency and the provision of scientific…

CIHR Grant Awarded

Congratulations to Dr. Karen Kopciuk, Dr. Paula Robson, Dr. Lorraine Shack, and Dr. John Spinelli on receiving a CIHR grant for their study, “Determinants of cancer stage at diagnosis”. When cancer is caught early, the treatments are easier and the cancer can often be removed and cured. This study wants to find out why some…

Statistical Society of Canada Award

Longlong Huang, a doctoral student in statistics at the University of Calgary who is supervised by Dr. Xuewen Lu and Dr. Karen A. Kopciuk was awarded Best Oral Student Research Presentation at the annual meeting of the Statistical Society of Canada (SSC) meeting at Brock University last week. Her talk was entitled “A Group Bridge…

Prestigious Honour for Dr. Christine Friedenreich

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Christine Friedenreich as she has been chosen to be elected as a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS). “Fellows of the Academy are elected on the basis of their demonstrated leadership, creativity, distinctive competencies and commitment to advance academic health sciences.  Membership is considered one of…

Congratulations Tayler Scory!

Congratulations to Tayler Scory who has been awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Graduate (Master’s) Scholarships in the amount of $7200. Tayler is in her first year of her MSc degree progam in statistics at the University of Calgary. She is supervised by Dr. Karen Kopciuk and co-supervised by Dr. Xuewen Lu. In her thesis, Tayler…

Student shows almost half of cancers are preventable

About 45 per cent of cancer cases in Alberta are linked to a handful of modifiable factors, according to new statistics from Alberta Health Services (AHS). While it’s no surprise that tobacco remains the leading cause, a significant number of cancer cases in Alberta are related to factors such as not being active enough, unhealthy…