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10 things you can do to prevent cancer

Written by Carolyn Gotay on Thursday, April 26, 2018

Cancer is one of the leading threats to the health of Canadians. It is the top cause of death in the country, accounting for more than 80,000 deaths (30% of all deaths) in 2017.

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Celebrating 10 years of excellence in cancer prevention research

Written by Carolyn Gotay on Saturday, January 13, 2018

Above: Faculty, staff, and students of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention, December 2017

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Connecting public health to climate change

Written by Amina Moustaqim-Barrette on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

This November, I had the unique opportunity of joining 16 inspiring youth from across Canada at the United Nation’s 22nd Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 22) in Marrakech, Morocco.

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Cancer Prevention 101 evaluation

Written by Melissa Ashman on Wednesday, November 16, 2016

University can be a time of great change, and a period when students form habits for a lifetime.

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We can prevent cancer: World Cancer Day 2016

Written by Jennifer Parisi on Wednesday, February 3, 2016

February 4th marks World Cancer Day, a global event that raises awareness about cancer.

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How can shiftworkers improve sleep and reduce breast cancer risk?

Written by Carola Muñoz on Monday, November 2, 2015

This month, Dr. Carolyn Gotay will be presenting results from the Improving Cancer Related Outcomes in Shiftworkers (ICOS) study at the Canadian Cancer Research Conference in Montreal, QC.

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Making a healthy choice the easy choice: Lessons in men’s health promotion

Written by Samantha Hartley-Folz on Thursday, July 2, 2015

Men aren’t all the same, but there are some worrying trends in men’s health. Canadian men are generally less healthy overall than women, and men in northern BC are less healthy than their counterparts in the Lower Mainland.

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Radioactivity from Fukushima-Daiichi disaster poses no danger to British Columbia

Written by Jay Cullen on Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Public demand for information about the impact of the triple reactor meltdowns in March 2011 at the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear power plant on the marine ecosystem and on the health of those residing on the Pacific coast of North America is considerable.

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Cancer prevention for gay men

Written by Michelle Cyca on Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November is a month for thinking about men’s health, with Movember campaigns in full gear to raise awareness about prostate cancer, the most common cancer affecting men.

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Geography: A vital role in cancer prevention

Written by Trevor Dummer on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What has geography got to do with health, medicine, or disease prevention? After all, geography is usually associated with drawing maps–of people or places—or with our environment – the air we breathe; food we eat; water we drink; and where we live, work, and play.

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