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New Data Release by the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project: Physical Measures, Mental Health, Medication Use, Genotype Data & Information on Biological Samples; Canadian Partnership Against Cancer & the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project

September 28, 2017

1:00–2:00 p.m. EDT

The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP) is hosting a webinar describe a series of new datasets that have been released on the CPTP Portal; they include:

  • physical measures taken in data collection centers, such as height, weight, body mass index, grip strength and heart rate on up to 90,000 participants
  • anxiety and mental health measures captured using either the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Assessment (GAD-7) or the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), for approximately 78,000 participants
  • medications prescribed, collected for the entire cohort
  • data describing CPTP’s biosamples
  • genotype data on over 4800 participants captured using the Affymetrix UK Biobank Axiom® 2.0 gene chip

These recently released data are available for request alongside biosamples such as venous blood (N > 150,000) and urine (N > 100,000), and core questionnaire data – captured for all participants – that include information on:

  • health and lifestyle (e.g., alcohol use, tobacco use, passive smoke exposure, fruit and vegetable intake, sleep patterns, sun exposure)
  • socio-demographic characteristics (e.g., age and sex, country of birth, languages spoken, ethnic background, education, income, family and household structure, job-related information)
  • health history (e.g., cancers, any conditions of the digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, circulatory and endocrine systems, mental health disorders)
  • physical activity, assessing using the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ)
  • surgical, pharmacological, or radiological interventions
  • exposure to the sun, and to cigarette smoke

Requests for access to CPTP’s data and biosamples are facilitated by a central Access Office.

Speakers: Dr. Isabel Fortier, Chair of CPTP’s Harmonization Standing Committee & Principal Investigator of Maelstrom Research; Nataliya Dragieva, CPTP's National Data Curator; and Erika Kleiderman of CPTP's Access Office for this free webinar to learn about these new data, and how they may be used to support research on cancer and chronic disease.

For more information or to register, visit