Ethan Ring & Dr. Cindy Feng at #CCRC2023

Ethan Ring is a third year Masters student in the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology at Dalhousie University. His research interests include environmental carcinogens and their role in cancer development.   Ethan will be presenting a poster at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference from his graduate work on the association between potential asbestos exposure and Read more about Ethan Ring & Dr. Cindy Feng at #CCRC2023[…]

CanPath at #CCRC2023: Canada’s Largest Population Laboratory for Cancer Research

Dr. Philip Awadalla, Scientific Director of CanPath, and Patient Partner/Atlantic PATH participant, Pauline McIntyre, will chair a panel at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference, “CanPath: Canada’s Largest Population Laboratory for Cancer Research” on Monday, November 13th at 11:40 AST. Presenters include Dr. Dylan O’Sullivan, Dr. Samina Abidi, Dr. Sara Nejatinamini, and Dr. Vikki Ho. Dr. Dylan O’Sullivan is Read more about CanPath at #CCRC2023: Canada’s Largest Population Laboratory for Cancer Research[…]

Atlantic PATH (Cui & Sweeney) at #CCRC2023

Atlantic PATH will be well represented at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference. Yunsong Cui, MSc, is the Data Analyst at Atlantic PATH, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University. He performs statistical analyses of health outcomes using data from Atlantic PATH, patient registries and administrative health databases. His primary research interests include physical activity, lifestyle, diet, and Read more about Atlantic PATH (Cui & Sweeney) at #CCRC2023[…]

Dr. Robin Urquhart at #CCRC2023

Dr. Robin Urquhart is the co-chair of the Scientific Program Committee at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference. She is also the Scientific Director of Atlantic PATH; Canadian Cancer Society (Nova Scotia Division) Endowed Chair in Population Cancer Research; Associate Professor, Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Dalhousie University; Senior Scientist, Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute; Read more about Dr. Robin Urquhart at #CCRC2023[…]

Nova Scotian Institute of Science – Dr. Derrick Lee Presentation

Dr. Derrick Lee, Assistant Professor at St. FX University recently gave an excellent presentation on “How Environment and Genes Impact Colorectal Cancer Risk in Atlantic Canada” to the Nova Scotian Institute of Science. “Like many Atlantic Canadians, cancer has affected me directly and indirectly, and there are many factors that influence individual risk of cancer. Many Read more about Nova Scotian Institute of Science – Dr. Derrick Lee Presentation[…]

World Mental Health Day

October 10th is World Mental Health Day and Atlantic PATH is pleased to be involved in multiple studies examining mental health and well-being. COVID Global Mental Health Consortium The COVID Global Mental Health Consortium was recently funded and includes 23 global cohorts representing 2.8 million participants. It will produce a global evaluation of pandemic-related mental Read more about World Mental Health Day[…]

New Publication – Depression, Anxiety and Risk of Cancer

We are pleased to share that the first results from the Psychosocial Factors and Cancer Incidence (PSY-CA) consortium have been published in Cancer. Led from the Netherlands by Dr. Lonneke van Tuijl and Dr. Joost Dekker, this study includes 18 cohorts with more than 300,000 participants including Atlantic PATH, the Ontario Health Study and CARTaGENE Read more about New Publication – Depression, Anxiety and Risk of Cancer[…]

New Publication – Skin Cancer & Atlantic Canada

Atlantic PATH participants were invited to participate in the SunFit study led by Dr. Ivan Litvinov at McGill University. A new publication focuses on assessing skin cancer risk factors, sun safety behaviours and melanoma concern in Atlantic Canada. Melanoma skin cancer can largely be prevented through education, sun protection, screening, and public health campaigns. However, Read more about New Publication – Skin Cancer & Atlantic Canada[…]

CSEB Conference Update

The CanPath team was well represented at the Canadian Society for Epidemiology & Biostatistics (CSEB) Conference in Halifax on June 26-28, 2023. We had representatives from the CanPath National Coordinating Centre, Atlantic PATH, CARTaGENE, the Manitoba Tomorrow Project, and the Ontario Health Study that showcased the groundbreaking research and resources available related to epidemiology and biostatistics within CanPath and the regional cohorts. Read more about CSEB Conference Update[…]

CBC News Article

A Dalhousie University and McMaster University led project is highlighted in a recent CBC article. The New Frontiers in Research Fund supported research is focused on disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes in a Black Nova Scotian community (Shelburne, Nova Scotia). This research is truly interdisciplinary, incorporating natural and social sciences to consider the role of Read more about CBC News Article[…]