Individual Study / Atlantic PATH

Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health

Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health

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Initiatives -
To investigte how genetics, the environment, lifestyle, and behaviour contribute to the development of cancer. Atlantic PATH has two primary objectives: * to develop a databank containing health and health-related measures, as well as biological samples; * to encourage and facilitate the use of the databank by researchers, with an emphasis on cancer aetiology and other chronic disease. **Contact:**
Start Year
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer ,by Health Canada and the Canadian Cancer Society.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Jason Hicks
    Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Prof Vanessa DeClercq
    Dalhousie University
  • Dr. Prof. Louise Parker
    Dalhousie University


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Participants have consented to be followed over a 30-year period as part of the long-term study. Data will be collected actively and passively at regular intervals to obtain additional information on lifestyle behaviours, health outcomes, biological samples and physical measurements. The first online follow-up questionnaire was implemented in the fall of 2016.
Supplementary Information

Marker Paper

Sweeney E, Cui Y, DeClercq V, et al. Cohort Profile: The Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health (Atlantic PATH) Study. Int J Epidemiol. 2017;46(6):1762-1763i. doi:10.1093/ije/dyx124

PUBMED 29025120


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Residents of Atlantic Canada, age 30–74 years.


Availability of data and biosamples


Availability of access information

On the study website :

By contacting the study representative

Supplementary Information