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


Stage shifting by modifying the determinants of breast cancer stage at diagnosis: a simulation study

Authors: Gyanendra Pokharel, Qinggang Wang, Momtafin Khan, Paula J. Robson, Lorraine Shack, Karen A. Kopciuk

The researchers sought to understand how lifestyle factors influence the stage at which breast cancer is diagnosed. Using data from 492 participants in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project, they found that increasing dietary protein intake and reducing energy intake had the most significant impact. This suggests that minor lifestyle adjustments could potentially increase the rate of early-stage diagnoses by 12%, thereby informing cancer prevention strategies.

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