ANALYSIS. The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: building a pan-Canadian research platform for disease prevention

Borugian, Marilyn J.; Robson, Paula; Fortier, Isabel; Parker, Louise; McLaughlin, John; Knoppers, Bartha Maria; Bédard, Karine; Gallagher, Richard P.; Sinclair, Sandra; Ferretti, Vincent; Whelan, Heather; Hoskin, David; Potter, John D.
August 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/10/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 11, p1197
Academic Journal
The article describes the rationale for the challenges involved and methods being used in strategic partnership Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project's cohort for the study of the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases in Canada. The aim is to understand the role of environment, lifestyle and genetics in development of chronic diseases. To provide the foundation for hundreds of studies, data collection methods include physical measurements, urine and blood samples and questionnaires.


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