NEWS

2021

October 12 – We are pleased to announce that the manuscript outlining the methodology used and cohort profile for the Alberta AYA Cancer Survivor Study was published today in the International Journal of Epidemiology! To view the article, click here or listen to the news story click here.

September 1 – We are pleased to announce that Anika Morokhovich will continue to work on the Alberta AYA Cancer Survivor Study as a Research Clerk after finishing her co-op placement! Anika will be joined by Iqra Rahamatullah, a new team member and patient partner. Together, Anika and Iqra will abstract the detailed radiotherapy and chemotherapy details needed for the nested clinical cohort.

March 18 – We’re in the news! Check out this great article on Cancer Care Alberta’s homepage. The article describes the Alberta AYA Cancer Survivor Study as well as AYA cancer trends in Alberta. Plus, our patient partner Mike gives his two cents on the study!

March 3 – The Alberta AYA Cancer Survivor Study team is pleased to announce that the Adolescents and Young Adults becoming Physically Active after Cancer Trial (AYA-PACT) has successfully been funded in the Canadian Institutes for Health Research’s Fall 2020 Project Grant competition for $952,425! The 5-year study will investigate whether mobile Health technologies can increase physical activity levels among AYA cancer survivors as they transition off treatment and into survivorship care. To learn more about the study click here or visit the study website at AYAPACT.com.

January 13 – Please welcome Anika Morokhovich and Samantha Cortez to the research team! Anika and Samantha are undergraduate students at the University of British Columbia who will be undertaking co-op placements with us for 8 and 4 months, respectively. Both trainees will be assisting with abstracting detailed treatment exposure data for our nested clinical cohort – a key component for our future research studies!

2020

September 14 – We are pleased to announce that the research team has been successful in the Canadian Institutes for Health Research’s Spring 2020 Project Grant competition! The four-year project and $612,000 in funding will be used to understand the fertility care in Alberta for AYA cancer survivors. To find out more about the study, click here!

June 20 – Who’s ready to investigate patient-reported outcomes? We are! Thanks to a generous $100,000 award from the Alberta Cancer Foundation we will be looking at symptom burdens and trajectories among AYA cancer survivors in Alberta.

2019

November 21 – We are excited to announce that we received $104,958 from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research’s Early Career Investigator in Maternal, Reproductive, Child & Youth Health program to investigate pregnancy complications and outcomes among AYA cancer survivors in Alberta. More information on the project can be found here!

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