Approved Projects

8 Research Projects


Eczema, also known as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition that has been associated with risk factors for heart disease and stroke. Very few studies have actually looked at whether eczema predisposes people to develop heart attacks or strokes.... Read more

Start Date: 15-12-2016 / End Date: 31-03-2017

Cancer, heart disease, stroke and brain health all impact the quality of life of people living in Canada, and increase also the cost of health care.... Read more

Start Date: 04-06-2013 / End Date: 31-03-2021

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is the product of $150+ million dollar investment to create first class infrastructure to support health research internationally. It is Canada's largest population cohort with detailed data and biospecimens on 300,000+ adults.... Read more

Start Date: 01-11-2015 / End Date: 31-10-2020

Lung cancer is the most common cancer among Canadians, accounting for 14% of all new cases and 26% of all deaths. The lung cancer five-year survival rate is among the lowest of the leading cancer sites; it is 18% overall and only 4% when the disease has already spread to distant sites.... Read more

Start Date: 09-11-2018 / End Date: 11-11-2019

Population screening has been found to decrease the mortality and morbidity of cancer.... Read more

Start Date: 01-10-2017 / End Date: 31-03-2021

Despite well-established associations between modifiable lifestyle and environmental risk factors and cancer risk, reductions in these risk exposures have not been achieved to produce declines in cancer incidence in Canada.... Read more

Start Date: 01-11-2014 / End Date: 01-11-2018

Hair and eye color (pigmentation) variation are primarily determined by our genes, and the environment has barely any impact. Pigmentation is primarily influenced by two types of melanin: eumelanin, which is a brown/black pigment, and pheomelanin, which is a red/yellow pigment.... Read more

Start Date: 01-10-2018 / End Date: 30-06-2022

This project aims to explore different approaches of data harmonization (enhancing quality and utility) by examining the determinants of age at menopause among participants of large population-based studies. Age at menopause is related to women's health.... Read more

Start Date: 19-04-2016 / End Date: 31-03-2017