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[…]

CanPath Representation at the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference

We’re so glad to have representation from Atlantic PATH, CARTaGENE, Manitoba Tomorrow Project, Ontario Health Study, and CanPath at the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference in Halifax this week! CanPath and the regional cohorts are well represented in the following sessions: Monday, June 26, 2023 Workshop 1 – Mentorship for Junior Faculty and Funding Read more about CanPath Representation at the Canadian Society for Epidemiology and Biostatistics Conference[…]

#PlaidForDad2023

#PlaidForDad2023 — Prostate Cancer Awareness and Research Atlantic PATH welcomes our youngest team member(!) and continues the Plaid for Dad tradition raising awareness about prostate cancer in Canada. We have ongoing research on prostate cancer exploring environmental exposure to arsenic and cancer risk using toxicological and machine learning methods. This research stream has received and benefitted from Read more about #PlaidForDad2023[…]

Toenail arsenic species and metallome profiles associated with breast, cervical, prostate, and skin cancer prevalence in the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health cohort

Authors: Kalli Hood, Ellen Sweeney, Gabriela Ilie, Erin Keltie, Jong Sung Kim Journal: Frontiers in Public Health, Sec. Environmental Health and Exposome Abstract: Introduction: Chronic exposure to arsenic through drinking water has been linked to several cancers. The metabolism of arsenic is thought to play a key role in arsenic-related carcinogenesis as metabolites of varying toxicity Read more about Toenail arsenic species and metallome profiles associated with breast, cervical, prostate, and skin cancer prevalence in the Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health cohort[…]

New Toxicology Publication

Congratulations to Kalli Hood and team on their new publication in Frontiers in Public Health! Kalli’s Master’s research found an association between a history of cancer and arsenic speciation/metallome exposure in the Atlantic PATH cohort. This work is part of our larger focus on environment and cancer, and establishing toenails as an important biomarker representing Read more about New Toxicology Publication[…]

Most CanPath study participants had infection-acquired antibodies but few suspected COVID-19

Dr. Victoria Kirsh presented at a CanPath webinar this week to present results from the SUPPORT-Canada study, funded by the federal COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF). Data and blood spot samples were used from 22,300 participants from Atlantic PATH, CARTaGENE, the Ontario Health Study, Manitoba Tomorrow Project, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project, and BC Generations. Key findings include: Read more about Most CanPath study participants had infection-acquired antibodies but few suspected COVID-19[…]

Mitacs Outstanding Entrepreneur Award

Congratulations to our colleague, Dr. Rafaela Andrade, co-founder and CEO of Halifax-based company Myomar Molecular on their Mitacs Outstanding Entrepreneur Award!! Dr. Andrade has used Atlantic PATH data and biosamples in their project, Clinical Study and Identification of Muscle Atrophy Biomarkers. Dr. Andrade and Myomar Molecular’s work have developed the world’s first urine strip test for measuring Read more about Mitacs Outstanding Entrepreneur Award[…]

CBC Radio re. Shelburne, Nova Scotia project

CBC Radio’s Jeff Douglas interviewed Dr. Ingrid Waldron, the HOPE Chair in Peace and Health in the Global Peace and Social Justice Program at McMaster University and Louise Delisle, a founding member of the South End Environmental Justice Society. This summer, a new study funded by the New Frontiers in Research Fund and with team Read more about CBC Radio re. Shelburne, Nova Scotia project[…]

IWH Speaker Series

Many thanks to the Institute of Work and Health (IWH) for having Atlantic PATH Research Director, Dr. Ellen Sweeney at their Speaker Series today! IWH is a leader in work injury & disability prevention research. An independent, not-for-profit organization, IWH conducts and shares actionable research to promote, protect and improve the health and safety of Read more about IWH Speaker Series[…]