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


Population-based cohort development in Alberta, Canada: A feasibility study

Authors: H Bryant, P Robson, R Ullman, C Friedenreich, U Dawe

This study reached out to 226252 people, where 11865 enrolled . 84% of those people were from Alberta. 97% of the group studied agreed to be linked with healthcare data and 91% agreed they would provide blood samples. This study showed that Alberta could have a very diverse cohort to be studied and examine health outcomes.

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Predictors of colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of men and women.

Authors: Elizabeth McGregor, H Bryant

The study found screening for colorectal cancer in average-risk adults was infrequent in this sample and lagged behind screening for other cancers. They suggested that educational programs might afford more success for people to get screened.

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Strategies for consulting with the community: The cases of four large-scale genetic databases

Authors: B. Godard, J. Marshall, C. Laberge, B.M. Knoppers

This journal outlined how CARTaGENE is taking a partnership approach so that they could get more participation in their studies and better develop their databases.

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