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The Population Cancer Research Program (PCRP) was established at the end of 2007 when Dr Louise Parker was appointed to the Canadian Cancer Society (Nova Scotia Division) Chair in Population Cancer Research at Dalhousie University. 

Team Overview: The Population Cancer Research Program team comprises students, junior and senior researchers and operations and administrative staff.   The main office is in Halifax, Nova Scotia and there are staff in the New Brunswick, PEI and Newfoundland offices.

Acknowledgements:  The Population Cancer Research Program is supported by grants from the following funders: Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, Canadian Cancer Society Cancer Research Institute, QEII Foundation, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Cancer Research Society, Department of Health and Wellness and the Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation.

Research Overview: The goal of PCRP is to carry out population cancer research in the following areas:

  • Behavioural change
  • Knowledge synthesis and policy support
  • Etiology: at risk people and places
  • Mechanisms of carcinogenesis

These overarching research themes are summarised in Figure 1
Under the leadership of Dr Parker, the Population Cancer Research Program has grown and now manages 10 current research projects. Further details on these projects and completed projects.



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