Individual Study / BCGP

BC Generations Project (British Columbia)

BC Generations Project (British Columbia)

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Initiatives -
To study how environment, lifestyle and genes contribute to cancer and other chronic diseases. Part of a national initiative – Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health. To better understand the effects of environmental exposures, lifestyle and genetics on chronic diseases such as cancer. The resulting knowledge is intended to contribute to the development of new aetiological information leading to earlier disease detection and new prevention strategies. **General contact:**
Start Year
Canadian Partnership Against Cancer and Health Canada.
Supplementary Information
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Trevor Dummer
    University of British Columbia’s School


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Followed periodically for up to 50 years. Passive follow-up includes ongoing linkage to provincial administrative health data, such as medical claims to BC’s health insurance plan and cancer diagnoses captured by the BC Cancer Registry. Additional requests for participants to provide more information, biospecimens and/or physical measurements, also continue.
Supplementary Information

Marker Paper

Dhalla A, McDonald TE, Gallagher RP, Spinelli JJ, Brooks-Wilson AR, Lee TK, Lai C, Borugian MJ, Woods RR, Le ND, Dummer TJB, Cohort Profile: The British Columbia Generations Project (BCGP), Int J Epidemiol, 2018 Aug 28, dyy160

PUBMED 30169793


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
British Columbia residents (aged 35-69 at enrollment)


Availability of data and biosamples


Availability of access information

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