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Adherence to adjuvant hormonal therapy

Tamoxifen is an essential drug in treating hormone receptor-positive breast cancer and has been used successfully for the past three decades. More recently, aromatase inhibitors (AIs) have also shown great promise in reducing breast cancer recurrence.

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Breast cancer prevention clinic

The Breast Cancer Prevention & Risk Assessment Clinic is a project of the Centre of Excellence in Cancer Prevention. This program is open to women who want to learn more about what they can do to reduce their risk of breast cancer.

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Canadian obesity maps

Obesity is a condition characterized by excessive body fat. Obesity contributes to chronic disease risk. However, it is a preventable condition. This project, “Updating the Canadian obesity maps,” updated provincial obesity maps with data from 2003 to 2009.

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Exercise and cognition

Cognitive dysfunction is a side effect of cancer treatment--specifically chemotherapy--and is commonly called “chemo brain.” Anywhere from 15-75% of people receiving chemotherapy report cognitive dysfunction, which is a significant side effect.

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FACET 4: Tobacco reduction support for new fathers

Fathers who smoke can harm their health, as well as the health of their partner and children. Yet, the majority of tobacco reduction support programs have focused on pregnant and post-partum women.

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Improving healthy outcomes for prostate cancer patients

Do you have prostate cancer? You may be eligible to participate in a cooking class program.

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Interventions to increase workplace wellness: Be Well at Work

Poor diet, physical inactivity, and obesity are leading causes of death from chronic disease, including cancer. These unhealthy behaviours have risen precipitously over the past decade, representing a public health epidemic.

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Obituary study

Obituaries indicate a society's attitude towards death. The paper, "Quality of Death: Obituaries as indicators of disease constructs," examined Canadian newspapers to demonstrate how Canadians perceive death caused by cancer.

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Radon

Naturally-occurring radon in indoor air is the second leading cause of lung cancer after tobacco. Radon is estimated to cause between 3-14% of all lung cancers.

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Shift work

Are you a woman who works shifts? You may be eligible to participate in a sleep program that may help improve your quality of life.

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Socio-economic status and cancer

Social, economic, and cultural factors contribute to health inequities in Canada. Factors such as education, occupation, and income may indicate socio-economic status and health outcomes.

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Supporting Tailored Approaches to Reducing Tobacco (START): Decreasing breast cancer incidence

Young women who smoke or who are exposed to second hand smoke during adolescence, when breast tissue develops, are at an increased risk of breast cancer later in life.

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Vitamin D in the media

Vitamin D has been studied for its ability to prevent cancer, and the link between vitamin D and cancer is often reported in the media.

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Working on Wellness in Strategic Populations

This project is a partnership effort to contribute to the reduction of preventable cancers.

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Workplace awareness and knowledge

The “Workplace Awareness and Knowledge Study” investigated workers’ awareness of their risks of exposure to harmful substances at work. The study also evaluated workers’ knowledge of how to reduce these risks.

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