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Tomorrow Project (The)

Tomorrow Project (The)

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The principal objective of The Tomorrow Project is to develop a long-term cohort study that will act as a research platform to facilitate research into how various aspects of lifestyle, modifiable behaviours, environmental and genetic factors interact to influence risk of cancer, and potentially, other chronic diseases.

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Paula Robson
    Alberta Health Services - CancerControl
  • Heather Whelan
    Alberta Health Services - CancerControl
  • Amanda Wasney
    Alberta Health Services - CancerControl

Conception

Study design
Cohort
Start Year
2000
End Year
2064
Follow Up

Follow-up of the participants until 2064.

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
50,000
Number of participants with biosamples
40,000

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Timeline

Population

The TTP cohort consists of men and women aged between 35 and 69 years residing in the Province of Alberta.

Selection Criteria
Minimum age
35
Maximum age
69
Newborns
Twins
Countries
  • Canada
Health Status
  • Participants should have no known history of cancer other than non-melanoma skin cancer.

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 TTP - Pilot Phase

2000-2003: 1st phase, assessing feasibility of recruiting and enrolling participants; setting up databases, establishing study protocols;

2001-2002: Pilot phase to test feasibility of ...

2000 2003
0 TTP - Baseline Recruitment

Recruitment and sample collection is ongoing.

From 2008:  Develop and implement protocols to obtain biological samples and direct physical measures from as many participants ...

2000 2015
0 TTP - Follow-up

Participants will be followed until 2064. 

2004-2005: Survey 2004 implemented, assessing feasibility of follow up for 1st phase participants;

2008-2009: Survey ...

2004 2015