The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) has launched a funding opportunity to use data and biosamples from existing cohorts and databases to address key questions in cancer research.
To learn about whether data and biosamples available for request from the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) could be used to support your research, we invite you to a webinar on August 24th, 2016 at 1:00 PM EST. Register online here.
Data and biosamples available for request from CPTP meet the eligibility requirements of the grant and include information on lifestyle, health behaviours, history of disease, and several other risk factors that contribute to the development of cancer. The cohort also includes more than 135,000 venous blood samples, 101,379 urine samples, and toenail samples from 30,418 participants. A range of physical measures from 90,954 participants has also been collected, which include height, waist and hip circumference, blood pressure, and resting heart rate. With more than 300,000 Canadians taking part, CPTP is Canada’s largest population cohort for health research.
Thank you to all that attended the webinar on August 24th, 2016. A PDF version of the slides may be found here.