Our Focus

Cancer Control Research (CCR) conducts internationally recognized research on cancer etiology, prevention and surveillance; screening and early detection; diagnosis, treatment and supportive care; through to rehabilitation and survivorship.


This includes research into the epidemiological, biological, behavioral, social determinants of cancer risk; cancer surveillance and early detection; evidence based medicine, clinical trials research and real world effectiveness; improving patient satisfaction and health outcomes; precision medicine and its impact on society; patient and public engagement; the cost-effectiveness of cancer interventions; and cancer survivorship.

The Department is a critical part of the Learning Health System in BC. It directly supports BC Cancer by integrating population based research within BC’s population based comprehensive cancer control program.

Programs and Platform & Principal Investigators

News & Events

Jul 02, 2020

BC Generations Project proud to be part of SUPPORT-Canada – a new Canadian Population Cohort COVID-19 Initiative

The BC Generations Project with Dr. Parveen Bhatti through the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health with $2.1 million in new funding awarded by CIHR are proud to be part of a new Canadian Population Cohort COVID-19 Initiative, SUrveilling Prospective Population cOhorts for COVID19 pRevalence and ouTcomes in Canada (SUPPORT-Canada).

Recent Publications

Methylome-wide association study provides evidence of particulate matter air pollution-associated DNA methylation.

Environment international, 2019
Gondalia, Rahul, Baldassari, Antoine, Holliday, Katelyn M, Justice, Anne E, Méndez-Giráldez, Raúl, Stewart, James D, Liao, Duanping, Yanosky, Jeff D, Brennan, Kasey J M, Engel, Stephanie M, Jordahl, Kristina M, Kennedy, Elizabeth, Ward-Caviness, Cavin K, Wolf, Kathrin, Waldenberger, Melanie, Cyrys, Josef, Peters, Annette, Bhatti, Parveen, Horvath, Steve, Assimes, Themistocles L, Pankow, James S, Demerath, Ellen W, Guan, Weihua, Fornage, Myriam, Bressler, Jan, North, Kari E, Conneely, Karen N, Li, Yun, Hou, Lifang, Baccarelli, Andrea A, Whitsel, Eric A
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