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 […]
The BC Generations Project has met an ambitious goal to collect baseline blood and urine samples from more than 10,000 additional people throughout BC.
Our study members have so many personal reasons to lend their support to the BC Generations Project. We received a wonderful message recently from a dedicated participant.
The latest version of our eNewsletter, dated December 2013, is available now. If you didn’t receive it, you can read it here and sign up for future issues.
The BC Generations Project is planning a questionnaire that asks study members questions that will help researchers learn about their environmental exposures. But what do we already know about the various chemicals, substances and occupations that may contribute to cancer in humans? We provide a summary.