CanPath Research

Attention Health Researchers: CanPath – The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health – is Canada’s national population health platform built to enable scientists to explore the complex factors that contribute to chronic disease and cancer. CanPath has collected data from approximately 330,000 volunteer Canadians, including information about health, lifestyle, environment and behaviour. The size of the Read more about CanPath Research[…]

Regional Comparisons of Associations Between Physical Activity Levels and Cardiovascular Disease: The Story of Atlantic Canada

Journal: Canadian Journal of Cardiology Authors: Bartosz Orzel, Melanie Keats, Yunsong Cui, Scott Grandy Abstract: Background Physical inactivity is an important risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD). Atlantic Canada is a region with lower physical activity (PA) levels and poorer CVD outcomes than the rest of Canada. Yet, within-region variation is expected. This study aimed Read more about Regional Comparisons of Associations Between Physical Activity Levels and Cardiovascular Disease: The Story of Atlantic Canada[…]

An Examination of the Role of Socioeconomic Status in the Relationship between Depression and Prostate Cancer Survivorship in a Population-Based Sample of Men from Atlantic Canada

Journal: Oncology Authors: Gabriela Ilie, Robert Rutledge, Ellen Sweeney Abstract: Objective: Prostate and skin cancer are among the most prevalent forms of cancer among men and have favorable survival rates compared to other, more aggressive forms of cancers. Recent studies have shown that the odds of depression among men with a lifetime history of prostate cancer Read more about An Examination of the Role of Socioeconomic Status in the Relationship between Depression and Prostate Cancer Survivorship in a Population-Based Sample of Men from Atlantic Canada[…]

New Publication Alert

We’re excited to announce a new article in Oncology that examines the role of socioeconomic status in the relationship between depression and prostate cancer survivorship in the Atlantic PATH cohort. bit.ly/39dekQu This work builds on an article in Psycho-Oncology that analyzes anxiety and depression symptoms among adult males with and without a history of prostate Read more about New Publication Alert[…]

National COVID-19 Questionnaire Data Now Available

Over 101,500 CanPath participants from across Canada completed the CanPath COVID-19 Questionnaire in 2020. The first release of this data, including the over 93,000 responses collected by October 31st, 2020, is now available to researchers. These data were collected by the regional cohorts that make up CanPath: the BC Generations Project, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project, the Read more about National COVID-19 Questionnaire Data Now Available[…]

CanPath Webinar Announcement: Research Spotlight – How 3 Trainees are using CanPath Data and Biosamples

Join us on January 27th for a CanPath webinar to learn about three exciting research projects using data and biosamples from two of CanPath’s regional cohorts, Atlantic PATH and BC Generations. Jacob Nearing (PhD candidate, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Dalhousie University) will be presenting his doctoral research which investigates the oral microbiome for biomarker Read more about CanPath Webinar Announcement: Research Spotlight – How 3 Trainees are using CanPath Data and Biosamples[…]

Associations between Neighborhood Walkability, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease in Nova Scotian Adults: An Atlantic PATH Cohort Study

Authors: Keats, M., Cui, Y., DeClercq, V., Grandy, S., Sweeney, E., Dummer, TJB. (2020) Abstract: Background: While neighborhood walkability has been shown to positively influence health behaviors, less is known about its impact on chronic disease. Our aim was to examine the association between walkability and self-reported physical activity in relation to chronic health conditions in Read more about Associations between Neighborhood Walkability, Physical Activity, and Chronic Disease in Nova Scotian Adults: An Atlantic PATH Cohort Study[…]

CanPath CITF Funding Announcement

We are thrilled to announce that CanPath has been awarded $1.9million in funding from the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force for a COVID-19 seroprevalence study!  This work will be implemented by all the regional CanPath cohorts, including Atlantic PATH.