Principal Investigator:Sharma, Sangita Licenced Year(s):
Cancer is the leading cause of death in the Northwest Territories (NT). Cancer screening is a test to detect cancer at earlier stages, and can increase successful treatment. Screening can also increase survival rates and prevent up to 35% of premature deaths due to cancer. Three screening programs have been established in Canada for early detection of breast, colorectal, and cervical cancers. How...
Principal Investigator:Champion, Caitlin E Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research project is to determine how current health care processes and system-level factors within the Northwest Territories (NWT) health care system are influencing patient access to colorectal cancer screening.
Specific objectives are to:
1) conceptualize colorectal cancer screening to identify and describe the health care processes (health system agents, interactions, ...
Principal Investigator:Corriveau, André Licenced Year(s):
The goals of this project are:
1. to improve First Nations, Inuit and Métis cancer patient transition experiences from the time of diagnosis, through treatment of care and upon discharge to a variety of community-based and primary care services;
2. to develop sustainable working relationships amongst First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and primary and oncology care providers;
3. to i...
Principal Investigator:Dobbins, Maureen Licenced Year(s):
The objectives of this study are: 1) To evaluate a knowledge transfer and exchange (KTE) strategy to improve the provision of public health services for breast cancer prevention and early detection and 2) to determine if tailored messages (active knowledge transfer) are more effective than access to a website housing rigorous systematic reviews in breast cancer prevention and early detection (pass...
Principal Investigator:Mao, Yang Licenced Year(s):
This license has been issued for the scientific research application #938.
The objectives of this study are: 1. examine the impact of social, demographic, lifestyle and behaviour factors to the HPV infection prevalence in NWT; 2. establish the baseline for evaluating the HPV vaccine program in future.
The study population includes: women from the following 12 communities: Behchoko (Rae-Edzo)...
Principal Investigator:Pettit, George Licenced Year(s):
The overall goal of this project is to collect a variety of soil samples from easily accessed locations in the NWT. Small soil and mud samples will be taken along NWT highways 1,3, and 7 during the late summer. All travel will be on highways, with actual collections made on foot. Soil samples will consist of only a few grams of material at each location. The samples will be taken to the University...
Principal Investigator:Freitag, Sharon Licenced Year(s):
Ms. Freitag is completing a study begun in 1987 to see how and why the types of cancer that Inuit develop have changed since 1950....
Principal Investigator:Enarson, Donald A. Licenced Year(s):
To establish a surveillance program for the early detection of lung cancer among a group of workers in the mining and smelting industries....
Principal Investigator:Hornby, A.P. Licenced Year(s):
To identify environmental factors involved in nasopharyngeal and esophageal cancers among the Canadian Inuit. This licence is conditional on all substances and drugs used being prescribed by the local physician....