As part of its plan to track health outcomes among nearly 30,000 British Columbians over several decades, the BC Generations Project has launched a new Follow-Up Health & Lifestyle Questionnaire.
Can early signs of cancer be detected through a simple blood test? The CANDACE study has been approved to recruit eligible participants from the BC Generations Project cohort to assess the usefulness of an experimental new technology.
After five years at the helm of the BC Generations Project, Dr. John Spinelli is stepping down from his leadership role. We are pleased to announce the appointment of two well-respected scientists to co-lead the Project going forward: Dr. Nhu Le (left) and Dr. Trevor Dummer (right).
Last June, the BC Generations Project launched a new online questionnaire relating to residential history. To date more than 10,000 participants have taken the time to provide this valuable information.
With almost 30,000 British Columbians participating in BC’s largest-ever health study, the BC Generations Project is a vast and growing resource of population health data. Our dataset becomes even more valuable for research when it is linked to other health and vital statistics data.
The BC Generations Project has unveiled a fresh new look for its website. More than just an update of its technology and design, the new website reflects an important transition in the Project’s purpose and activities.
Our new Residential History Questionnaire will help researchers learn more about the connection between environmental exposures and the development of cancer and chronic disease.
In this issue: Updates on Canada-wide recruitment and the harmonized dataset; BC stats on cancer diagnoses among participants; and our own Dr. John Spinelli weighs in on whether cancer is preventable.
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Are most cancers simply the result of “bad luck”? Dr. John Spinelli, leader of the BC Generations Project, doesn’t think so. He disputes this claim, which was made in a recent, widely-publicized cancer risk study. See his interview on Global Prime Time News and learn why lifestyle and environmental factors remain the key to cancer […]