Research Projects by Dr. Christine Friedenreich, PhD

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The Alberta Moving Beyond Breast Cancer (AMBER) Study – Dr. Friedenreich

The overall aim of this research is to study physical activity and health-related fitness (e.g. physical fitness and body composition) in order to improve the quality of life for breast cancer survivors. The study will enroll 1500 newly diagnosed breast cancer survivors in Alberta over a 5 year period. Health status will be measured at baseline […]

The Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention (ALPHA) Trial – Dr. Friedenreich

The largest study of its kind conducted worldwide, and the first ever in Canada, the Alberta Physical Activity and Breast Cancer Prevention (ALPHA) Trial was a randomized controlled trial designed to examine how a one-year intervention of moderate-to vigorous-intensity exercise (45-minute sessions, 5 days per week) influences several intermediate endpoints for breast cancer, including mammographic […]

Breast Cancer to Bone (B2B) Metastases Research Program – Dr. Brockton and Dr. Friedenreich

The B2B research program aims to establish a cohort infrastructure, a program of multidisciplinary research, and a “centre of excellence” in the study of breast cancer metastases to the bone. The program’s primary objective is to establish an infrastructure to facilitate multidisciplinary research in breast cancer metastases to bone. Secondary objectives are to investigate the […]

The Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta (BETA Trial) – Dr. Friedenreich

The Breast Cancer and Exercise Trial in Alberta (BETA Trial) is a randomized controlled exercise intervention trial. Dr. Friedenreich and her colleagues recruited 400 postmenopausal women aged 50-74 years of age  to examine how a one-year high volume (300 minutes per week) versus moderate volume (150 minutes per week) aerobic exercise intervention influences and modifies biomarkers […]

The CHALLENGE Trial – Dr. Friedenreich

The Colon Health and Life Long Exercise Trial (CHALLENGE Trial) is a multi-centre randomized controlled exercise intervention trial that is funded and coordinated by the NCIC-CTG at Queen’s University, Kingston. Dr Friedenreich is a co-investigator on this first ever trial that is enrolling and randomizing 962 Stage II and III colon cancer survivors who have […]

The Endometrial Cancer Cohort Study – Dr. Friedenreich

The Endometrial Cancer Cohort study includes 540 incident cases of endometrial cancer that were diagnosed in Alberta between 2001-2006 who were initially part of a population-based case-control study of lifetime physical activity and endometrial cancer risk that we conducted that also included about 1000 controls. The cases were interviewed after their diagnoses, and again about […]

The Prostate Cohort Study – Dr. Friedenreich

The Prostate Cancer Cohort Study includes nearly 1000 incident cases of prostate cancer who were diagnosed between 1997-2000 in Alberta and were part of a population-based case-control study that we conducted here. The cases were initially interviewed for the case-control study at the time of their diagnosis and then re-interviewed approximately two years after diagnosis. […]

The ComPARe Project – Dr. Brenner and Dr. Friedenreich

Background: Despite well-established associations between modifiable lifestyle and environmental risk factors and cancer risk, reductions in these risk exposures have not been achieved to produce declines in cancer incidence in Canada. Several factors could explain this lack of change including inadequate awareness among Canadians about the modifiable causes of cancer, and population-based cancer prevention strategies […]