Date: November 5, 2014
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Richmond Road Diagnostic and Treatment Centre - Solarium


Dr. Jason Xu


An analysis of the impact of adherence to world cancer prevention guidelines on the subsequent risk of cancer in the prospective Alberta Tomorrow Project cohort study

Seminar synopsis:

The Alberta Tomorrow Project (ATP) is long-term prospective cohort study of cancer among cancer-free Albertans. Globally, an estimated 19% of all cancers are attributable to environmental factors. In 2007, the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) and the American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR) published guidelines on food and nutrition, physical activity, body composition, and other modifiable risk factors that may affect the risk of developing cancer. The impact of following guidelines on the risk of cancer is not consistent throughout studies. In the current study, we created one composite score to attempt to reflect overall adherence of the ATP participants to these cancer-specific prevention recommendations, followed by mapping the distribution of the indication scores. Survival analysis was performed to investigate the association between the subsequent cancer risk and adherence to cancer prevention guidelines. The results of this study are expected to help identify high risk populations with demographic and personal information and adopt potential personalized prevention strategies.

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Date: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm MST
Location: RRDTC Solarium
Southport Tower Room 3204
TBCC Room AE173U Desktop
U of A School of Public Health Room 4-001 ECHA