Individual Study / CaG



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Initiatives -
* To develop personalized medicine and public policy initiatives targeting high-risk groups. Public research platform of the CHU Sainte-Justine created to accelerate health research. CARTaGENE consists of both biological samples and health data. * To provide a scientific platform for the investigation of modifiable environmental and lifestyle factors and the genomic determinants of chronic diseases. **General information:** **Information for researchers: For information about requesting access to data and biosamples:**
Start Year
Genome Canada, the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Génome Québec and the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer .
Supplementary Information
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Philippe Broët
    Université de Montréal
  • Dr. Prof Philip Awadalla
    Unversité de Montréal
  • Dr. Prof. Sébastien Jacquemont
    Université de Montréal


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Regular updates of health status will be collected using web-based questionnaires in the coming years. Participants may also be tracked for the next 50 years based on linkage to governmental health administrative databases. The first follow-up was realized in 2017.

Marker Paper

Awadalla P, Boileau C, Payette Y, Idaghdour Y, Goulet JP, Knoppers B, Hamet P, Laberge C, on behalf of the CARTaGENE Project, Cohort profile of the CARTaGENE study: Quebec's population-based biobank for public health and personalized genomics. Int J Epidemiol, 2013; 42:1285-1299.

PUBMED 23071140


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Men and women aged 40–69 years old from Québec


Availability of data and biosamples


Availability of access information

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