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Name Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project
Acronym CPTP
Last update 09/16/2011

Principal investigators

Philip Awadalla (Associate professor)
Université de Montréal
Lyle Palmer (Prof. / Director)
Ontario Institute for Cancer Research / Cancer Care Ontario
Paula J. Robson (Dr. / Principal Investigator)
Alberta Health Services
John Spinelli (Dr.)
BC Generations Project
Louise Parker (Dr. / Principal Investigator)
Dalhouse University / Cancer Care Nova Scotia


Greg Martyn
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer
Toronto M5J 2P1
Phone: 416-915-9222
Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow


  • http://www.partnershipfortomorrow.caExternal


The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project is a prospective cohort study that will enrol Canadians between the ages of 35 and 69 years to explore how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behaviour interact and contribute to the development of cancer and other chronic diseases. The study will collect health, lifestyle and environmental information from participants over the course of the project duration, along with collecting biological samples and physical measurements. Layers of information contributed by study participants will build up over time and will create a platform for research into the reasons why some participants develop cancer and other chronic diseases, while others do not.


1. To establish a cohort of 300,000 adults aged 35-69y.
2. To collect and store data and biological samples for use in future research in etiology of cancer and other chronic diseases.

Member organizations

Design of the member studies Cohort

Publications and relevant documentation

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: Building a pan-Canadian research platform for disease prevention. Canadian Medical Association Journal 2010 1197-1201


Recruitment is undertaken using a mixed model. Potential participants will be identified using a combination of volunteer approaches, random digit dialling, mailing of letters using commercial mailing lists etc. Method of recruitment will be a variable in the database.

Data will be collected by questionnaire. The core variables are described on the P3G Observatory under the CPT DataSchema. Questionnaires may be self-administered (computer assisted or pen and paper) or interviewer administered. Physical measures will be done by trained observers (nurses or research assistants), and biological samples will be obtained by trained phlebotomists.

Study Catalogue

Study Catalogue
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