These publications are examples of research made possible with data from CanPath and its regional cohorts.


Evaluation of the accuracy of the PLCOm2012 6-year lung cancer risk prediction model among smokers in the CARTaGENE population-based cohort

Authors: Rodolphe Jantzen, Nicole Ezer, Sophie Camilleri-Broët, Martin C. Tammemägi, Philippe Broët

This study aimed to validate a tool to predict lung cancer risk using data from CARTaGENE participants. It showed good accuracy in identifying lung cancer risk but underestimated the number of cases. This tool may require calibration adjustments for the Quebec population.

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Cohort Profile: The Ontario Health Study (OHS)

Authors: Victoria A Kirsh, Kimberly Skead, Kelly McDonald, Nancy Kreiger, Julian Little, Karen Menard, John McLaughlin, Sutapa Mukherjee, Lyle J Palmer, Vivek Goel, Mark P Purdue, Philip Awadalla

OHS’s cohort profile outlines its research platform’s history and value for the broader scientific community. OHS follows 225,000 over their lifetime, actively and passively, making de-identified genomic, environmental, lifestyle, and electronic health data available to cancer and chronic disease researchers.

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Lessons from Studies to Evaluate an Online 24-Hour Recall for Use with Children and Adults in Canada

Authors: Sharon Kirkpatrick, Anne Gilsing, Erin Hobbin, Nathan Solbak, Angela Wallace, Jess Haines, Alexandra Mayhew, Sarah Orr, Parminder Raina, Paula Robson, Jocelyn Sacco, Heather Whelan

This team looked at the Automated Self-Administered 24-h assessment tool and looked at 5 studies that looked at feasibility and accessibility There was a high acceptance of ADA24 in diverse samples but it was not always intuitive for everyone (kids and older adults).

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