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CARTaGENE

CARTaGENE

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CARTaGENE's objectives are:

  1. To create a platform containing data on health and a biobank containing biological material from a random sample of adults aged between 40 and 69 years representative of the urban-dwelling population from the province of Quebec. Data and samples are accessible to researchers in Canada and elsewhere. To allow access to these banks, projects must meet the scientific and ethical requirements described in CARTaGENE’s access policies;
  2. To help researchers understand the genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors involved in common diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. This increased understanding of the determinants of health and disease will, in the long term, translate into improved disease prevention, diagnostics and treatment, and contribute to a better allocation of health care resources;
  3. To contribute to the international harmonization of research tools and methods and governance approaches for population genomics studies. This will help to increase the statistical power and reliability of all population genomics studies, and to translate the studies into health benefits faster. 
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Investigators Contacts
  • Prof. Philip Awadalla
    CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre
  • Guy Rouleau
    Université de Montréal
  • Prof. Philip Awadalla
    CHU Sainte-Justine Research Centre

Conception

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
2007

Marker Paper

Awadalla P, Boileau C, Payette Y, Idaghdour Y, Goulet JP, Knoppers B, Hamet P, Laberge C, on behalf of the CP, Cohort profile of the CARTaGENE study: Quebec's population-based biobank for public health and personalized genomics. Int J Epidemiol, 2012.

PUBMED 23071140

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
40,000
Number of participants with biosamples
40,000

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

The CaG cohort consists of men and women aged between 40 and 69 years residing in metropolitan areas.

Selection Criteria
Minimum age
40
Maximum age
69
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Canada
Territory

Montreal, Quebec, Sherbrooke and Saguenay for the first wave. Trois-Rivières and Gatineau added in the second wave.

Recruitment

Sources of recruitment
  • General population
General Population
  • Volunteer enrolment

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Data Collection Events
# Name Description Start End
0 CaG - Baseline Recruitment

During the phase O (2007-2008) and phase A (2009 - 2010), 20,227 participants have been recruited. The first 223 have been randomly selected from the Sherbooke and Montreal ...

2007-01 2010-10
0 CaG - Recontact Phase

The Recontact Phase (September 2011 - August 2012) focused on dietary habits and environmental exposure. A total of 12 189 environment questionnaires and 10 ...

2011-09 2012-08
0 CaG - Second Wave

Second wave of CARTaGENE began in December 2012 and consists in the completion of a health and lifestyle questionnaire and the collection of a blood or saliva sample. A total of ...

2012-12 2014-12