Approved Projects & Studies

CanPath has supported more than 100 research projects and activities, many of which have resulted in publications in high impact journals.

For a detailed listing of active projects and studies within each regional cohort, please visit the cohort websites.

SynthEco: Synthetic Ecosystems for Expanding Cohort Data to Full Population-Level Representation and Visualization for Decision Support: A Novel Methodology to Improve Urban Population Health

Principal Investigator: Dr. Laurette Dube Affiliation: McGill University Start Year: 2019 To answer questions in urban planning and population-level health interventions such as where to […]

Start Year: 2019

Environment, epigenetics and rheumatic disease

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sasha Bernatsky Affiliation: McGill University Start Year: 2019 There is a growing interest in the role of air pollution on inflammation and […]

Start Year: 2019

Lifestyle and Cancer: Identifying new risk factors for the most common cancers in Canada

Principal Investigator: Dr. Rachel Murphy Affiliation: School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia Start Year: 2019 In Canada, 1 in 2 people will be diagnosed […]

Start Year: 2019

Exposure to ultraviolet radiation and the risk of cancer incidence: A secondary data analysis of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) cohort

Principal Investigator: Dr. Will King Affiliation: Queen’s University Start Year: 2019 It is established that sun exposure causes melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers. In contrast, there is evidence […]

Start Year: 2019

Comparative Effectiveness Research in the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health Cohort

Principal Investigator: Dr. Sasha Bernatsky Affiliation: Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre Start Year: 2018 In Canada , there are key knowledge gaps […]

Start Year: 2018

Epidemiology of Rare Cancers in Canada: Developing a framework for surveillance, cost analysis and etiologic research

Principal Investigator: Dr. Faith Davis Affiliation: University of Alberta Start Year: 2018 Rare cancers make up approximately 25-35% of new cancer cases in Canada annually. […]

Start Year: 2018

Examining the etiology of young-onset breast cancer in the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project

Principal Investigator: Dr. Darren Brenner Affiliation: University of Calgary Start Year: 2018 Breast cancer continues to be the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Canadian women. Despite a decrease […]

Start Year: 2018

Occupational Exposure to Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals and Colorectal Cancer Risk

Principal Investigator: Dr. Vikki Ho & Dr. Jack Siemiatycki Affiliation: Centre de recherche du centre hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM) Start Year: 2018 Worldwide, colorectal cancer is the […]

Start Year: 2018

The Genetic Basis of Hair and Eye Color in Canadians of European Ancestry

Principal Investigator: Dr. Esteban Parra Affiliation: University of Toronto at Mississauga Start Year: 2018 Hair and eye color (pigmentation) variation are primarily determined by our […]

Start Year: 2018

Investigating the Roles of Radon Exposure, Air Pollution, and Diet on Lung Cancer Risk in the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Victoria Kirsh Affiliation: Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto Start Year: 2018 Lung cancer is the most common cancer […]

Start Year: 2018