Congratulations to Dr. Robin Urquhart and the CanPath team across the country!

Funded by the Canadian Cancer Society Data Transformation Grant, this work will connect cancer registry and administrative health data with CanPath data creating a unified resource for cancer research in Canada. https://bit.ly/3OojlZ2 Urquhart R, Awadalla P, Bhatti P, Dummer T, Gravel S, Vena J, Alvi R, Broet P, Kendell C, Kirsh V, Lettre G, Skead Read more about Congratulations to Dr. Robin Urquhart and the CanPath team across the country![…]

Congratulations to Drs. Syed Sibte Raza Abidi, Jong Sung Kim, Ellen Sweeney, Gabriela Ilie, and Trevor Dummer on a successful New Frontiers in Research Fund’s Exploration grant.

The highly competitive funding is meant to support high-risk, high-reward and interdisciplinary research. The NFRF funding is “especially meaningful because it encourages our scholars to push the boundaries of knowledge. This is how great discoveries are made,” says Alice Aiken, Vice-President, Research and Innovation. “It’s exciting to see our researchers harnessing machine learning, natural language Read more about Congratulations to Drs. Syed Sibte Raza Abidi, Jong Sung Kim, Ellen Sweeney, Gabriela Ilie, and Trevor Dummer on a successful New Frontiers in Research Fund’s Exploration grant.[…]

Participant Town Hall

Did you miss CanPath’s Participant Town Hall? It can be viewed on CanPath’s YouTube channel. Learn about how participant data and biosamples are being used in cancer, COVID-19 and chronic disease research. English: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UbBFTVwKOzE French: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yj7tfI_ay04

CanPath to Study the Impact and Immune Response to COVID-19 Infection and Vaccination

The Government of Canada is investing $1.9m through the COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) to fund an extension of CanPath’s COVID-19 Antibody Study over a longer period of time, allowing for additional collection of blood samples and questionnaires. The CanPath COVID-19 Antibody Study is implemented in collaboration with CanPath’s regional cohorts, including Atlantic PATH, CARTaGENE (Quebec), Read more about CanPath to Study the Impact and Immune Response to COVID-19 Infection and Vaccination[…]

New Publication: Psychosocial factors and cancer incidence (PSY-CA): Protocol for individual participant data meta-analyses

We are pleased to share that the protocol for the PSY-CA consortium on psychosocial factors and cancer incidence has been published. Led from the Netherlands by Dr. Lonneke van Tuijl and Dr. Joost Dekker, this study includes 18 cohorts including Atlantic PATH, the Ontario Health Study and CARTaGENE from CanPath. https://bit.ly/38B8oQc

New Pulication: Post-Treatment Adverse Health Correlates among Prostate Cancer Survivors in a Sample of Men Residing in Atlantic Canada

Congratulations to Dr. Gabriela Ilie, Dr. Rob Rutledge and Dr. Ellen Sweeney on their publication in Current Oncology! This is the third article in a series of research on prostate cancer survivors in Atlantic PATH funded by Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute. It examines the post-treatment adverse health correlates among prostate cancer survivors in Atlantic Read more about New Pulication: Post-Treatment Adverse Health Correlates among Prostate Cancer Survivors in a Sample of Men Residing in Atlantic Canada[…]

New Publication: Environmental Correlates of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behavior, and Self-Rated Health in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Pantelis Andreou and Dr. Daniel Rainham on their publication on environmental correlates of physical activity, sedentary behaviour and self-rated health in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in the Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention. https://bit.ly/2Vi6FvO

New Publication: Age and Sex-Specific Associations in Health Risk Factors for Chronic Disease

We’re happy to share a new article from Dr. Vanessa DeClercq & Dr. Ellen Sweeney on the age- & sex-specific associations in health risk factors for chronic disease in the Atlantic PATH cohort. They found that there are evident differences in health risk factors for males and for females, as well as across age groups, Read more about New Publication: Age and Sex-Specific Associations in Health Risk Factors for Chronic Disease[…]

Shift Work and Mental Health: Findings from a new Atlantic PATH study

We are pleased to announce the latest in our research on Atlantic PATH shift workers! Sweeney et al. (2021) evaluated the relationship between mental health and shift work in a matched study with 12,413 participants, including 4155 shift workers and 8258 non-shift workers. Shift workers were more likely to have increased rates of depression and Read more about Shift Work and Mental Health: Findings from a new Atlantic PATH study[…]