Publications

A number of research papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals and elsewhere, based on Alberta’s Tomorrow Project data:

2020

Marozoff, S., Veugelers, P.J., Dabravolskaj, J., Eurich, D.T., Ye, M., Maximova, K. Diet Quality and Health Service Utilization for Depression: A Prospective Investigation of Adults in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. Nutrients. 12: 2437.

Maximova, K., Khodayari Moez, E., Dabravolskaj, J., Ferdinands, A.R., Dinu, I., Lo Siou, G., Al Rajabi, A., Veugelers, P.J. Co-consumption of Vegetables and Fruit, Whole Grains, and Fiber Reduces the Cancer Risk of Red and Processed Meat in a Large Prospective Cohort of Adults from Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. Nutrients. 12: 2265

Pham,TM., Shen-Tu, G., Nguyen, KH., Lu, S., Dover, DC., Duggan, P., Shack, L., Cheung, WY. Premature Mortality due to Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma, and Leukemia in Canada: A Nationwide Analysis from 1980 to 2015. Am J Epidemiol.

Gilfoyle, M., Chaurasia, A., Garcia, J., Oremus, M. Perceived susceptibility to developing cancer and screening for colorectal and prostate cancer: A longitudinal analysis of Alberta's Tomorrow Project. J Med Screen. 0969141320941900.

Nichani V, Turley L, Vena JE, McCormack GR. Associations between the neighbourhood characteristics and body mass index, waist circumference, and waist-to-hip ratio: Findings from Alberta's Tomorrow ProjectHealth Place. 64:102357.

 

2019

Ye M, Vena JE, Johnson JA, Xu J-Y, Eurich DT. Validation of drug prescription records for senior patients in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project: Assessing agreement between two population-level administrative pharmaceutical databases in Alberta, Canada. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 28(10):1417-1421.

Ye M, Robson PJ, Eurich DT, Vena JE, Xu J-Y, Johnson JA. Anthropometric changes and risk of diabetes: are there sex differences? A longitudinal study of Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. BMJ Open. 9:e023829.

Viner B, Barberio AM, Haig TR, Friedenreich CM, Brenner DR. The individual and combined effects of alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking on site-specific cancer risk in a prospective cohort of 26,607 adults: results from Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. Cancer Causes Control. 30(12):1313-1326.

Solbak NM, Al Rajabi A, Akawung AK, Lo Siou G, Kirkpatrick SI, Robson PJ. Strategies to address misestimation of energy intake based on self-report dietary consumption in examining associations between dietary patterns and cancer risk. Nutrients. 11(11):2614.

Nichani V, Vena JE, Friedenreich CM, Christie C, McCormack GR. A population-based study of the associations between neighbourhood walkability and different types of physical activity in Canadian men and women. Prev Med (Baltim). 129:105864.

Haig TR, Akawung AK, Al Rajabi A, Vena JE, Whelan HK, Kopciuk KA. Reductions in secondhand smoke exposure among non-smokers post-legislation. Tob Regul Sci. 5:463–479.

Fortier I, Dragieva N, Saliba M, Craig C, Robson PJ, with the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project’s scientific directors and the Harmonization Standing Committee. Harmonization of the Health and Risk Factor Questionnaire data of the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a descriptive analysis. CMAJ open. 7(2):E272–E282.

Gilfoyle M, Garcia J, Chaurasia A, Oremus M.  Perceived susceptibility to developing cancer and mammography screening behaviour: a cross-sectional analysis of Alberta's Tomorrow Project. Public Health. 177:135-142.

Subhan FB, Chan CB. Diet quality and risk factors for cardiovascular disease among South Asians in Alberta. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 44(6): 886-893.

Barberio AM, Alareeki A, Viner B, Pader J, Vena JE, Arora P, Friedenreich CM, Brenner DR. Central body fatness is a stronger predictor of cancer risk than overall body size. Nat Commun. 10(1): 383.

 

2018

Ye M, Robson PJ, Eurich DT, Vena JE, Xu J-Y & Johnson JA. Changes in body mass index and incidence of diabetes: A longitudinal study of Alberta’s Tomorrow Project Cohort. Prev Med (Baltim). 106:157–163.

Solbak NM, Xu JY, Vena JE, Al Rajabi A, Vaseghi S, Whelan HK & McGregor SE. Patterns and predictors of adherence to colorectal cancer screening recommendations in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project participants stratified by risk. BMC Public Health. 18 (1):177.

Dummer TJB, Awadalla P, Boileau C, Craig C, Fortier I, Goel V, Hicks JMT, Jacquemont S, Knoppers BM, Le N, et al. The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: a pan-Canadian platform for research on chronic disease prevention. CMAJ. 190(23):E710–E717.

Barberio AM, Friedenreich CM, Lynch BM, Campbell KL, Arora P & Brenner DR. Physical activity and cancer incidence in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project: results from a prospective cohort of 26,538 participants. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 27(8):945–954.

Xu JY, Vena JE, Whelan HK & Robson PJ. Impact of adherence to cancer-specific prevention recommendations on subsequent risk of cancer in participants in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. Public Health Nutr. 22(2): 235-245.

McNeil J, Barberio AM, Friedenreich CM & Brenner DR. Sleep and cancer incidence in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project cohort. Sleep. 42(2):zsy252.

Ye M, Robson PJ, Eurich DT, Vena JE, Xu JY & Johnson JA. Systemic use of antibiotics and risk of diabetes in adults: A nested case-control study of Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. Diabetes Obes Metab. 20(4):849–857.

 

2017

Solbak NM, Xu JY, Vena JE, Csizmadi I, Whelan HK, & Robson PJ. Diet quality is associated with reduced incidence of cancer and self-reported chronic disease: Observations from Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. Prev Med (Baltim). 101:178-187.

Grundy A, Poirier AE, Khandwala F, McFadden A, Friedenreich CM & Brenner DR. Cancer incidence attributable to insufficient fibre consumption in Alberta in 2012. CMAJ Open. 5(1):E7–E13.

Drucker AM, Qureshi AA, Dummer TJB, Parker L & Li W-Q. Atopic dermatitis and risk of hypertension, type 2 diabetes, myocardial infarction and stroke in a cross-sectional analysis from the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project. Br J Dermatol. 177(4):1043–1051.

Brenner DR, Poirier AE, Haig TR, Akawung AK, Friedenreich CM & Robson PJ. Measures of excess body weight and anthropometry among adult Albertans: cross-sectional results from Alberta’s tomorrow project cohort. BMC Public Health. 25;17(1):899.

Brenner DR, Haig TR, Poirier AE, Akawung AK, Friedenreich CM & Robson PJ. Alcohol consumption and low-risk drinking guidelines among adults: a cross-sectional analysis from Alberta’s Tomorrow Project. Health Promot Chronic Dis Prev Canada Res policy Pract. 37(12):413–424.

Kirkpatrick SI, Gilsing AM, Hobin E, Solbak NM, Wallace A, Haines J, Mayhew A, Orr SK, Raina P, Robson PJ, Sacco JE & Whelan HK. Lessons learned from studies to evaluate an online 24-hour recall tool for use with children and adults in Canada. Nutrients. 9(2):E100.

Lo Siou G, Csizmadi I, Boucher BA, Akawung AK, Whelan HK, Sharma M, Al Rajabi A, Vena JE, Kirkpatrick SI, Koushik A, Massarelli I, Rondeau I & Robson PJ. The comparative reliability and feasibility of the past-year Canadian Diet History Questionnaire II: comparison of the paper and web versions. Nutrients. 9(2):133.

Whelan HK, Xu JY, Vaseghi S, Lo Siou G, McGregor SE & Robson PJ. Alberta’s Tomorrow Project: adherence to cancer prevention recommendations pertaining to diet, physical activity and body size. Public Health Nutr. 20(7):1143-1153.

Kirkpatrick SI, Vanderlee L, Raffoul A, Stapleton J, Csizmadi I, Boucher BA, Massarelli I, Rondeau I & Robson PJ. Self-report dietary assessment tools used in Canadian research: A scoping review. Adv Nutr. 8(2):276–289.

Ye M, Robson PJ, Eurich D, Vena J, Xu J & Johnson J. Cohort profile: Alberta's Tomorrow Project. Int J Epidemiol. 46(4):1097–1098l.

2016

Sapkota Y, Narasimhan A, Kumaran M, Sehrawat BS & Damaraju S. A genome-wide association study to identify potential germline copy number variants for sporadic breast cancer susceptibility. Cytogenet Genome Res. 149(3):156–164.

Poirier AE, Grundy A, Khandwala F, Tamminen S, Friedenreich CM &  Brenner DR. Cancer incidence attributable to tobacco in Alberta, Canada in 2012. CMAJ Open 4(4):E578-E587.

Grevers X, Grundy A, Poirier AE, Khandwala F, Feldman M, Friedenreich CM & Brenner DR. Cancer incidence attributable to the use of oral contraceptives and hormone therapy in Alberta in 2012. CMAJ Open 4(4):E754-E759.

Grundy A, Poirier AE, Khandwala F, McFadden A, Friedenreich CM & Brenner DR. Cancer incidence attributable to red and processed meat consumption in Alberta in 2012. CMAJ Open 4(4):E768-E775.

Grundy A, Friedenreich CM, Poirier AE, Khandwala F & Brenner DR. A methodologic framework to evaluate the number of cancers attributable to lifestyle and environment in Alberta. CMAJ Open 4(3):E471-E478.

Robson PJ, Solbak NM, Haig TR, Whelan HK, Vena JE, Akawung AK, Rosner WK, Brenner DA, Cook LS, Csizmadi I, Kopciuk KA, McGregor SE & Friedenreich CM. Design, methods and demographics from phase I of Alberta’s Tomorrow Project cohort: a prospective cohort profile. CMAJ Open; 4(3):E515-E527.

Labonté MÈ, Kirkpatrick SI, Bell RC, Boucher BA, Csizmadi I, Koushik A, L'Abbé MR, Massarelli I, Robson PJ, Rondeau I, Shatenstein B, Subar AF & Lamarche B. Dietary assessment is a critical element of health research - Perspective from the Partnership for Advancing Nutritional and Dietary Assessment in Canada. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 41(10):10961099.

Anand S, Tu J, Awadalla P, Black S, Boileau C, Busseuil D, Desai D, Despres J-P, de Souza R, Dummer T, Jacquemont S, Knoppers B, Larose E, Lear S, Marcotte F, Moody A, Parker L, Poirier P, Robson P, Smith E, Spinelli J, Tardiff J-C, Teo K, Tuevljak N & Friedrich M. Rationale, design, and methods for Canadian Alliance for Healthy Hearts and Minds Cohort Study (CAHHM) - A pan Canadian cohort study. BMC Public Health 16:650.

Csizmadi I, Boucher B, Lo Siou G, Massarrelli I, Rondeau I, Garriguet D, Koushik A, Elenko J & Subar AF. Using national dietary intake data to evaluate and adapt the US Diet History Questionnaire: the stepwise tailoring of an FFQ for Canadian populations. Public Health Nutr. 19(18):3247-3255.

2015

Nicholas JA, Lo Siou G, Lynch BM, Robson PJ, Friedenreich CM & Csizmadi I. Leisure-time physical activity does not attenuate the association between occupational sedentary behaviour and obesity: results From Alberta's Tomorrow Project. J Phys Act Health. 12(12):1589-1600.

2014

Csizmadi I, Kelemen LE, Speidel T, Yuan Y, Dale LC, Friedenreich CM & Robson PJ. Are physical activity levels linked to nutrient adequacy? Implications for cancer risk. Nutr Cancer. 66(2):214-224.

 Kelemen LE, Brenton JD, Parkinson C, C Whitaker H, Piskorz AM, Csizmadi I & Robson PJ. Conditions associated with circulating tumor-associated folate receptor 1 protein in healthy men and women. PLoS One. 9(5):e96542.

Csizmadi I, Neilson HK, Kopciuk KA, Khandwala F, Liu A, Friedenreich CM, Yasui Y, Rabasa-Lhoret R, Bryant HE, Lau DC & Robson PJ. The Sedentary Time and Activity Reporting Questionnaire (STAR-Q): reliability and validity against doubly labeled water and 7-day activity diaries. Am J Epidemiol. 180(4):424-435.

Aparicio-Ting FE, Friedenreich CM, Kopciuk KA, Plotnikoff RC & Bryant HE. Intrapersonal and social environment correlates of leisure-time physical activity for cancer prevention: a cross-sectional study among Canadian adults. J Phys Act Health. 11(4):790-800.

2013

Sapkota Y, Mackey JR, Lai R, Franco-Villalobos C, Lupichuk S, Robson PJ, Kopciuk K, Cass CE, Yasui Y & Damaraju S. Assessing SNP-SNP interactions among DNA repair, modification and metabolism related pathway genes in breast cancer susceptibility. PLoS One. 8(6):e64896.

Neilson HK, Ullman R, Robson PJ, Friedenreich CM & Csizmadi I. Cognitive testing of the STAR-Q: insights in activity and sedentary time reporting. J Phys Act Health. 10(3):379-389.

Doiron D, Raina P, Fortier I; Linkage between cohorts and health care utilization data: Meeting of Canadian stakeholders workshop participants. Linking Canadian population health data: maximizing the potential of cohort and administrative data. Can J Public Health. 104(3):e258-e261.

Hajiloo M Damavandi B, Hooshsadat M, Sangi F, Mackey JR, Cass CE, Greiner R & Damaraju S. Breast cancer prediction using genome wide single nucleotide polymorphism data. BMC Bioinformatics. 14 (Suppl 13): S3.

Hajiloo M, Sapkota Y, Mackey JR, Robson P, Greiner R & Damaraju S. ETHNOPRED: a novel machine learning method for accurate continental and sub-continental ancestry identification and population stratification correction. BMC Bioinformatics. 14:61.

Sapkota Y, Yasui Y, Lai R, Sridharan M, Robson PJ, Cass CE, Mackey JR & Damaraju S. Identification of a breast cancer susceptibility locus at 4q31.22 using a genome-wide association study paradigm. PLoS One. 8(5):e62550.

2012

Aparicio-Ting FE, Friedenreich CM, Kopciuk KA, Plotnikoff RC & Bryant HE. Prevalence of meeting physical activity guidelines for cancer prevention in Alberta. Chronic Dis Inj Can. 32(4):216-226.

Sapkota Y, Robson P, Lai R, Cass CE, Mackey JR & Damaraju S. A two-stage association study identifies methyl-CpG-binding domain protein 2 gene polymorphisms as candidates for breast cancer susceptibility. Eur J Hum Genet. 20(6):682-689.

2011

Csizmadi I, Lo Siou G, Friedenreich CM, Owen N & Robson PJ. Hours spent and energy expended in physical activity domains: results from the Tomorrow Project cohort in Alberta, Canada. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 8:110.

Lo Siou G, Yasui Y, Csizmadi I, McGregor SE & Robson PJ. Exploring statistical approaches to diminish subjectivity of cluster analysis to derive dietary patterns: The Tomorrow Project. Am J Epidemiol. 173(8):956-967.

Boffetta P, Colditz GA, Potter JD, Kolonel L, Robson PJ, Malekzadeh R, Seminara D, Goode EL, Yoo KY, Demers P, Gallagher R, Prentice R, Yasui Y, O'Doherty K, Petersen GM, Ulrich CM, Csizmadi I, Amankwah EK, Brockton NT, Kopciuk K, McGregor SE & Kelemen LE. Cohorts and consortia conference: a summary report (Banff, Canada, June 17-19, 2009). Cancer Causes Control. 22(3):463-468.

Sehrawat B, Sridharan M, Ghosh S, Robson P, Cass CE, Mackey JR, Greiner R & Damaraju S. Potential novel candidate polymorphisms identified in genome-wide association study for breast cancer susceptibility. Hum Genet. 130(4):529-537.

2010

Fortier I, Burton PR, Robson PJ, Ferretti V, Little J, L'Heureux F, Deschênes M, Knoppers BM, Doiron D, Keers JC, Linksted P, Harris JR, Lachance G, Boileau C, Pedersen NL, Hamilton CM, Hveem K, Borugian MJ, Gallagher RP, McLaughlin J, Parker L, Potter JD, Gallacher J, Kaaks R, Liu B, Sprosen T, Vilain A, Atkinson SA, Rengifo A, Morton R, Metspalu A, Wichmann HE, Tremblay M, Chisholm RL, Garcia-Montero A, Hillege H, Litton JE, Palmer LJ, Perola M, Wolffenbuttel BH, Peltonen L & Hudson TJ. Quality, quantity and harmony: the DataSHaPER approach to integrating data across bioclinical studies. Int J Epidemiol. 39(5):1383-1393.

Borugian MJ, Robson P, Fortier I, Parker L, McLaughlin J, Knoppers BM, Bédard K, Gallagher RP, Sinclair S, Ferretti V, Whelan H, Hoskin D & Potter JD. The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: building a pan-Canadian research platform for disease prevention. CMAJ. 182(11):1197-1201.

Linder J, McLaren L, Siou GL, Csizmadi I & Robson PJ. The epidemiology of weight perception: perceived versus self-reported actual weight status among Albertan adults. Can J Public Health. 101(1):56-60.

2008

Robson PJ, Siou GL, Ullman R & Bryant HE. Sociodemographic, health and lifestyle characteristics reported by discrete groups of adult dietary supplement users in Alberta, Canada: findings from The Tomorrow Project. Public Health Nutr. 11(12):1238-1247.

2007

Richardson H, Aronson KJ, James A, McGregor SE & Bryant H. Factors related to use of prostate cancer screening: the Alberta Tomorrow Project. Open Med. 1(1):e3-e12.

Csizmadi I, Kahle L, Ullman R, Dawe U, Zimmerman TP, Friedenreich CM, Bryant H & Subar AF. Adaptation and evaluation of the National Cancer Institute's Diet History Questionnaire and nutrient database for Canadian populations. Public Health Nutr. 10(1):88-96.

2006

Bryant H, Robson PJ, Ullman R, Friedenreich C & Dawe U. Population-based cohort development in Alberta, Canada: a feasibility study. Chronic Dis Can. 27(2):51-59.

Friedenreich CM, Courneya KS, Neilson HK, Matthews CE, Willis G, Irwin M, Troiano R & Ballard-Barbash R. Reliability and validity of the Past Year Total Physical Activity Questionnaire. Am J Epidemiol. 163(10):959-970.

2005

McGregor SE & Bryant HE. Predictors of colorectal cancer screening: a comparison of men and women. Can J Gastroenterol. 19(6):343-349.