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Alberta's Tomorrow Project

Alberta's Tomorrow Project

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Initiatives -
ATP aims to reveal what causes and what may prevent cancer and chronic diseases.The goal of ATP is to provide a platform to support the aetiological study of cancer and other chronic diseases. Another objective of ATP is to link cohort data with provincially managed health care databases and other health records. **Contact: researchers:; participants/**
Start Year
Alberta Health and the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund, the Alberta Cancer Foundation, and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer.
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Jeffrey A Johnson
    School of Public Health, University of Alberta
  • Dr. Jennifer Vena
    Alberta Health Services


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Target follow-up intervals of 3-5 years. ATP aims to conduct active follow-ups by requesting additional questionnaire data, physical measurements and/or biological samples every 4 years for at least 50 years. Passive follow-ups are also possible for ATP participants by linking ATP cohort data to health care databases and disease registries, such as the Alberta Cancer Registry.
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Marker Paper

Ye M, Robson PJ, Eurich DT, Vena JE, Xu JY, Johnson JA. Cohort Profile: Alberta's Tomorrow Project. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Aug 1;46(4):1097-1098

PUBMED 28338725


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
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Men and women aged 35 to 69 years, with no known history of cancer (other than non-melanoma skin cancer).


Availability of data and biosamples


Availability of access information

On the study website :

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