The University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health will be the new scientific partner of Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP), Canada’s largest-ever health research platform. The University of Toronto, working in partnership with the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research, will accelerate CPTP’s research potential and provide more opportunities for made-in-Canada discoveries. The Dalla Lana School of Public Health was selected for its strong track record of world class public health and extensive experience leading large-scale studies.
Coordinated nationally through the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and now the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, CPTP is the result of a decade of collaboration among scientific leaders across the country: BC Generations Project, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project, Ontario Health Study, Quebec’s CARTaGENE project, Atlantic PATH, and CPTP’s newest emerging cohort, the Manitoba Tomorrow Project. The new leadership team, Dr. Philip Awadalla as National Scientific Director and John McLaughlin as Executive Director, is committed to continuing the unprecedented pan-Canadian collaboration among the regional cohorts.
With health and biological information from over 300,000 Canadians aged 30 to 74, CPTP will remain a valuable international and national research tool, allowing scientists to further explore how genetics, environment, lifestyle and behaviour interact and contribute to the development of cancer and other chronic diseases. For more information, see http://www.partnershipfortomorrow.ca/.