12 record(s) found with the tag "cancer" (multi-year projects are grouped):
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Examining alcohol warning labels as a tool to increase public awareness of alcohol-related health risks and reduce alcohol intake at the population level.
Principal Investigator: Hobin, Erin P
Licensed Year(s): 2018 2017
Summary: The objective of this project is to test, in the real-world, if labelling alcohol containers with a health message, national drinking guidelines, and standard drink information supports more informed and safer alcohol use. Alcohol Warning Label Intervention – Consistent with evidence for effective warning labels, a full colour alcohol warning label communicating: 1) a health message linking al...

Attitudes Towards Cancer in Indigenous Communities & Examining Uptake of Screening Services: The ACCESS Project
Principal Investigator: Sharma, Sangita
Licensed Year(s): 2016 2015 2014
Summary: 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...

Facilitating colorectal cancer screening access through systems analysis: A case study of the Northwest Territories
Principal Investigator: Champion, Caitlin E
Licensed Year(s): 2015
Summary: 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, ...

Dialogue and Storywork in Support of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Cancer Patients throughout Oncology and Primary Care Transition Experiences
Principal Investigator: Corriveau, André
Licensed Year(s): 2014
Summary: 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...

Do tailored messages promote evidence-informed decision making in breast cancer prevention?
Principal Investigator: Dobbins, Maureen
Licensed Year(s): 2010
Summary: 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...

The Prevalence of Human Papillomavirus and Its Impact on Cervical Dysplasia in the Northwest Territories: Component II
Principal Investigator: Mao, Yang
Licensed Year(s): 2009 2008
Summary: 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)...

Anticancer Agents from Microorganisms
Principal Investigator: Pettit, George
Licensed Year(s): 1999 1995
Summary: 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...

Cancer among the Inuit
Principal Investigator: Freitag, Sharon
Licensed Year(s): 1988 1987
Summary: 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....

Licence #4116
Principal Investigator: Enarson, Donald A.
Licensed Year(s): 1984
Summary: To establish a surveillance program for the early detection of lung cancer among a group of workers in the mining and smelting industries....

Licence #4101
Principal Investigator: Hornby, A.P.
Licensed Year(s): 1984
Summary: 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....