CanPath is Hiring: Research Operations Manager

Join the CanPath team as the new Research Operations Manager at the University of Toronto. Deadline: September 22, 2023. “CanPath is Canada’s largest population health cohort and a national platform for population-level health research. CanPath is studying the biology, behaviours and environments of Canadians to learn more about the causes of chronic disease and cancer Read more about CanPath is Hiring: Research Operations Manager[…]

CH&E Seminar Series – Dr. Kelvin Fong (Sept 2023)

We are looking forward to attend our colleague, Dr. Kelvin Fong’s presentation in the Dalhousie University Department of Community Health and Epidemiology‘s Seminar Series on September 13th at 12pm AST (11am EST). Dr. Fong’s presentation is entitled, “How does the Environment Contribute to Health in Atlantic Canada?”  Dr. Fong is an assistant professor at Dalhousie University Read more about CH&E Seminar Series – Dr. Kelvin Fong (Sept 2023)[…]

Melanoma Risk in Atlantic Canada

New work from Dr. Ivan Litvinov and Dr. François Lagacé  at McGill University includes Atlantic PATH participants and highlights why Atlantic Canadians are at higher risk for developing melanoma (skin cancer). The SunFit project conducted focus groups in 22 communities across Atlantic Canada.  Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island have the highest rates of melanoma in the Read more about Melanoma Risk in Atlantic Canada[…]

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[…]

Pan-Canadian Cancer Data Strategy

The Canadian Cancer Society (CCS) and Canadian Partnership Against Cancer (CPAC) have launched the Pan-Canadian Cancer Data Strategy that will guide efforts to enhance the collection, integration and use of cancer data. “CPAC and CCS have worked with various partners, including provincial and territorial cancer agencies and programs, healthcare organizations, First Nations, Inuit and Métis partners, Read more about Pan-Canadian Cancer Data Strategy[…]

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[…]


#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[…]

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[…]

CIHR Funding Opportunity — Data Analysis using Existing Databases and Cohorts

CIHR has announced an Operating Grant competition, Data Analysis Using Existing Databases and Cohorts sponsored by the CIHR Healthy Cities Research Initiative. “This HCRI funding opportunity will support research that leverages existing data to improve the health, wellness and health equity of urban populations. CIHR and other funding agencies have invested heavily in the establishment Read more about CIHR Funding Opportunity — Data Analysis using Existing Databases and Cohorts[…]