Dr. Darren Brenner was awarded the William E. Rawls Prize by the Canadian Cancer Society at an event held in Toronto on November 18, 2019. This prize is given annually to a new investigator who has made outstanding contributions to cancer control research.
On October 4th, 2019, Dr. Miranda Fidler-Benaoudia was one of the presenters at the Late Night Lab at Studio Bell hosted by the Charbonneau Cancer Institute talking about cancer in young people.
We are very pleased to share the excellent news that Dr. Cheryl Peters was awarded the Department of Oncology’s New Investigator Award for her outstanding performance during the first 18 months of her appointment in the Department.
Dr. Darren Brenner’s publication in JAMA Network Open was picked up by NY Times https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/31/health/colon-cancer-young.html
Dr. Darren Brenner was featured in Leap Magazine by ACF: https://myleapmagazine.ca/2019/07/29/research-rockstar-dr-darren-brenner/
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…
Congratulations to everyone who had abstracts accepted at the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics (CSEB) conference! Fifteen people from our department will be travelling to Ottawa from May 13th to 15th to attend this biennial conference. This is a fantastic reflection of the high quality research being done in the department.
Congratulations to Renee Kokts-Porietis who was awarded a MSc scholarship from CIHR. This achievement is remarkable since she is in her first year of the program!
On April 23, 2019, the first joint meeting of all the programs in AHS focused on cancer prevention was held at the RRDTC. Besides CEPR, the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund, the Alberta’s Tomorrow Project, the Cancer Strategic Clinical Network and Cancer Screening Program representatives attended. Presentations from each of the programs were made in…
Fantastic news from Dr. Karen Kopciuk and her colleagues who were recently awarded a CIHR grant entitled ‘Assessing cancer screening and outcomes among First Nations people in Alberta’.