Bumrun 2022

The Colorectal Cancer Resource & Action Network https://ccran.org is launching the 1st ever bumrun 5K walk/run in Calgary https://www.bumrun.com. The bumrun has been raising awareness for colorectal cancer screening and support for organizations like CCRAN in Toronto for the past 10 years. All proceeds from this event will go towards raising awareness for colon cancer…

Good luck Brittany Shewchuk!

Brittany Shewchuk, who started in our department in June 2021, will be leaving her full time position on March 25th. She has accepted a position with AutoCruitment, a company that assists in patient recruitment for clinical trials. Brittany will be transitioning to a casual position within our department so will remain involved in research activities.…

Farewell Abbey Poirier!

After almost 8 years, Abbey Poirier will be leaving our department to start an exciting position as a Senior Consultant with a private research firm. Her last day will be March 18th, 2022. We will miss her greatly but wish her the all the best in her new position!

CCS-CIHR Action Grant – “The Colorectal Cancer Chemoprevention Acceleration and iMprovement Platform (CRC-CHAMP) Study”

Dr. Darren Brenner, Dr. Bob Hilsden and study team, also received funding through the CCS-CIHR Action Grant competition for their grant entitled “The Colorectal Cancer Chemoprevention Acceleration and iMprovement Platform (CRC-CHAMP) Study”. The overall goal of this pilot project is to develop a platform for both large-scale chemoprevention trials and real- world chemoprevention studies for…

CCS-CIHR Action Grant – “Making Healthy Changes Easy: AI-Enabled Dialogue-Driven App for Personalized Cancer Prevention – RiskDialogue”

Dr. Lin Yang and Dr. Christine Friedenreich have received funding through the CCS-CIHR Action Grants for their grant proposal entitled “Making Healthy Changes Easy: AI-Enabled Dialogue-Driven App for Personalized Cancer Prevention – RiskDialogue”. This two-year project, funded with $200,000, aims to develop a digital framework to support cancer risk reduction behaviour change. At this proof-of-concept…

Special Issue of IJERPH

Dr. Karen Kopciuk and Dr. Lin Yang will be guest editors of a special issue of the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH). The issue is titled “Cancer Prevention Research: Ideas and Opportunities Across the Life Course”. New research papers, review articles, brief reports and conference papers are welcome. Manuscripts with a…