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 […]
Click on the blue title for more information about each research project.
Several modifiable lifestyle and environmental factors have been consistently associated with cancer at multiple sites. Presently, no overall estimates of the proportion of cancers attributable to these factors exist among Canadian populations. In collaboration with the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund (ACPLF) Dr. Brenner and his research team is working to estimate the proportion of […]
Dr. Brenner is currently leading multiple research projects to examine the impact of recreational and physical activity in the prevention of lung cancer. We have recently completed a meta-analysis of physical activity and lung cancer risk, with a particular focus on the role of physical activity among never smoking lung cancer cases. Dr. Brenner has […]
Dr. Brenner is leading multiple research projects to examine the impact of recreational and physical activity in the prevention of pancreatic cancer. He and his team have recently completed a meta-analysis of physical activity and pancreatic cancer risk, with a particular focus on the impact of dose and timing of physical activity. Previously we conducted […]