Development of an on-line interactive map to display environmental health assessments of Canadian communities: knowledge-translation to support collaborations for health
This report describes an on-line interactive map developed by the Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds. It contains information from over 2,000 communities across Canada!
Plasma-Derived Inflammatory Proteins Predict Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
This study looked at a multiplex approach to screen plasma derived biomarkers and to examine the association of proteins with throat cancer. They looked at 260 plasma samples and they screened 82 biomarkers to look for disease.
The author who wasn’t there? Fairness and attribution in publications following access to population biobanks
This study conducted a document analysis that looked at publication ethics and authorship with population biobanks. In their findings, they reported a 3-step approach: 1) the biobank should be given proper acknowledgement 2) co-authorship should be encouraged to foster colloboration amongst researchers 3) referencing/citiations should be readily available
Atopic dermatitis and risk of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction and stroke in a cross‐sectional analysis from the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project
This study wanted to determine if there was an association with atopic dermatitis and hypertension/heart attack/stroke/type II diabetes. It was found in a cross-sectional study that AD is not really a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease.
Rationale, design, and methods for Canadian alliance for healthy hearts and minds cohort study (CAHHM) – a Pan Canadian cohort study
Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds (CAHHM) is a pan-Canadian, prospective, multi-ethnic cohort study being conducted in Canada. This project has sed CPTP data to help and assist it. CAHHM is a prospective cohort study which aims to examine the health of adults living in Canada.
Dietary assessment is a critical element of health research – Perspective from the Partnership for Advancing Nutritional and Dietary Assessment in Canada
This was an opinion based paper which argued that while assessing dietary intakes is difficult, it`s not impossible. They believe that building capacity and funding opportunities should be readily available in order to build research. If they were to have these, there would be better understanding in Canada and elsewhere.
From consent to institutions: Designing adaptive governance for genomic biobanks
This paper outlined four principles regarding biobank governance: 1) recognizing participants as one entity 2) integrity 3) adaptive management 4) fit between the nature of a particular biobank and the specific structural elements of governance adopted. BC Generations was a working model for further discussion the outlines of the proposed governance.
The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: building a pan-Canadian research platform for disease prevention
This article outlines the challenges a pan-Canadian cohort to look at cancer and chronic disease. The hope of this cohort will be that it could be a major research platform for the study of disease causation nationally, and internationally. They outlined how they got their participants, which provinces are involved, and how this specific cohort is unique.
Quality, quantity and harmony: the DataSHaPER approach to integrating data across bioclinical studies
The DataSHaPER is being used with CPTP to integrate their data in a way that it can easily be harmonized and pooled together.