Dr. Murphy’s efforts to identify biological markers that may help to understand the mechanisms through which healthier dietary patterns affect cancer, as well as her work on healthy eating programs, were recently featured in a special section of the CIHR website highlighting 150 Canadian health research success stories. Dr. Murphy is one of 10 researchers from the University of British Columbia to be included in the list.Read More »
Canada’s first comprehensive online health assessment tool for women has just launched in beta testing mode. Women are invited to try the free, confidential tool to find out what they can do to live longer, healthier lives.
The tool, which was developed at UBC and with support of SunLife Financial, provides an evidence-based assessment for a number of different health conditions, not just one disease like other online questionnaires. It analyzes a woman’s age, lifestyle choices, and more to create a custom wellness plan tailored just for her.Read More »
On November 7, 2017, Dr. Rachel Murphy gave the keynote presentation at an event called "Occupational Cancer in Canada: The ON-DECK Study and Pathways to Prevention." The event was sponsored by the Ontario Ministry of Labour and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.Read More »
Dr. Rachel Murphy, Dr. Trevor Dummer, and Ms. Christina Gu participated in the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance conference in Vancouver on November 5-7, 2017.
Dr. Murphy presented a poster on a study of metabolites and their association with cancer preventive behaviours, such as healthy body weight, physical activity, diet, and alcohol, in the BC Generations Project. Dr. Murphy and Ms. Gu, who was the lead author on the study, found metabolic markers of inflammation and insulin sensitivity were lower among those who engaged in healthy (cancer preventive) behaviours.Read More »
In the November 2017 blog post, Dr. Carolyn Gotay provides an update on the activities of the Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic. There have been a number of "lessons learned" during the Clinic's seven years of operation and these results are detailed in a report published to UBC cIRcle.Read More »