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Lifestyle Changes That May Prevent Cancer

The Tomorrow Project

Cancer affects everyone in some way. In Alberta:

  • 1 out of every 2 people will be diagnosed with cancer sometime in their life
  • 1 out of every 4 people diagnosed with cancer will die from it

The Tomorrow Project was formed to do something about these high rates. It is the largest research study ever undertaken in Alberta. The goal of the study is to find out more about what causes cancer and other chronic diseases, so they may be prevented in the future.

Can I take part in the study?

We are looking for 50,000 Albertans between 35 and 69 years old to take part in the study.

To take part, you must never have had cancer. If you have had non-melanoma skin cancer, you can still join.

The study is voluntary; there is no pressure to take part.

To join the study, what do I have to do?

To join the study, you have to:

  • fill out a survey and a consent form
  • visit a study centre to have a small blood sample taken and some simple physical measurements

Is the study just in Alberta?

In 2008, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project joined other provinces to form The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project. We hope to have thousands of Canadians join the study to learn about how to prevent cancer and other long-term health problems.

Being part of the Tomorrow Project is a chance to make a difference in the future. The results from the study will be used to help find new ways to prevent cancer and other long-term health problems that will benefit future generations.

The Tomorrow Project is funded by the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund, administered by Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions, the Alberta Cancer Foundation and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and receives in kind support from Alberta Health Services.

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Last Revised: June 11, 2014

Author: The Tomorrow Project