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Blog post: Emerging research in cancer prevention

Thursday, September 13, 2018

A new blog post featuring the research of three recent recipients of MSc degrees from the University of British Columbia’s School of Population and Public Health is now available. The students, who were all supervised by Dr. Carolyn Gotay, conducted thesis projects consistent with priorities of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention. All three research projects identified the need for more tailored cancer prevention interventions for defined population groups: sexual and gender minority communities, employees in the workplace, and newcomers to Canada.

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Personalized and individual workplace wellness programs promote fruit and vegetable consumption and weight loss

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Dr. Carolyn Gotay and colleagues have published an article on the effects of worksite wellness interventions to promote fruit and vegetable consumption and weight loss.

In their study, the impact of three different worksite approaches to healthy behavior change—a personalized individual intervention, a comprehensive program using environmental and social support, and both approaches combined—were examined.

680 individuals at three educational institutions in BC participated in a year-long intervention.

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Prostate cancer nutrition videos now available

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Three new videos on nutrition and prostate cancer by Dr. Rachel Murphy and colleagues are now available online.

The short videos—which are each under 8 minutes long—address separating diet myths from facts, healthy eating guidelines for men with prostate cancer, and tips to help men with prostate cancer stay on track with their dietary goals.

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Dr. Gotay is co-PI on $1.1M CIHR grant

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Dr. Carolyn Gotay is a co-PI on a recently awarded $1.1 million project grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. Together with Dr. Sangita Sharma and colleagues, Dr. Gotay will collaboratively develop and implement culturally-appropriate, evidence-based, and community-driven interventions to improve maternal health among Indigenous women in Northern Canada.

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Tracy Truant new PhD graduate in cancer survivorship

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Tracy Truant, with the support of Drs. Carolyn Gotay, Sally Thorne, and Colleen Varcoe, recently completed her PhD in nursing and cancer survivorship at UBC.

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