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Emerging research in cancer prevention, healthy eating, and immigrant populations

Written by Melissa Ashman on Tuesday, October 2, 2018

This post is authored by Christina Gu, Amina Moustaqim-Barrette, and Gaya Murthy.

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Emerging research in cancer prevention

Written by Melissa Ashman on Thursday, September 13, 2018

This blog post is authored by Ace Chan, Angelica Leon, and Narsis Afghari.

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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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Cancer incidence, mortality, and socioeconomic status in British Columbia

Written by Ciana Maher on Friday, August 12, 2016

Cancer does not pose an equal burden across the population.

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Global obesity: An emerging cancer threat

Written by Narsis Afghari on Monday, April 11, 2016

Obesity is a condition in which the individual has excess body fat that may have adverse health effects. It is one of the most important worldwide health issues today. The prevalence of obesity is increasing in both developed and developing countries.

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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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Cancer risk and Aboriginal communities

Written by Michelle Cyca on Thursday, June 19, 2014

June 21 marks National Aboriginal Day in Canada, a day when our indigenous communities are celebrated for their history and culture. This day can also be a reminder of some of the challenges faced by First Nations, Metis, and Inuit peoples in achieving health and quality of life. Although there are limited data specific to Aboriginal peoples and cancer rates, cancer incidence is rising dramatically in Aboriginal populations, and Aboriginal people are likely to be diagnosed at a later stage of disease than non-Aboriginal people, lowering their chances of survival.

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