Congratulations to Dr. Karen Kopciuk, Dr. Paula Robson, Dr. Lorraine Shack, and Dr. John Spinelli on receiving a CIHR grant for their study, “Determinants of cancer stage at diagnosis”.

When cancer is caught early, the treatments are easier and the cancer can often be removed and cured. This study wants to find out why some cancers are caught early and why some are caught late by looking at the health patterns of people years before a cancer diagnosis.

The study team includes cancer prevention researchers, cancer surveillance and screening directors in Alberta as well as leaders of groups who will put the results into action.