Dr. Brenner and his team are currently modeling the associations between lifestyle and environmental factors including: physical inactivity, obesity, tobacco consumption and exposure, dietary factors, alcohol consumption and environmental (air pollution, water contaminants, radon, UV radiation) factors on cancer incidence in several large cohort studies. We are presently conducting several large-scale analyses in the Alberta’s Tomorrow Project as well as the UK Biobank cohort. We are also undertaking a multi-centered, multi-country study to examine the role of tobacco in the association between physical activity and lung cancer. This association has been plagued by the potential for confounding by tobacco. This new study will provide clarity to this association using serum cotinine levels as objective measures of tobacco consumption. For additional information on this project, please contact Dr. Brenner.
Principle-Investigator: Dr. Brenner