Themes

Prevention, Lifestyle and Survivorship

“When I interact with cancer patients and survivors, I’m humbled, but I’m also driven even more to make a difference. I may not be able to change that patient’s life in the moment, but they are always in the back of my mind pushing me to go the extra mile.”

– Dr. Lynne-Marie Postovit
Associate professor, Department of Oncology
Sawin-Baldwin Chair in Ovarian Cancer
Dr. Anthony Noujaim Legacy Oncology Chair
Alberta Innovates – Health Solutions Translational Health Chair in Cancer


Diagnosis and treatment are only a part of cancer care: prevention and survivorship are also important aspects to consider. Healthy habits, such as avoiding carcinogenics and regular use of screening tests, can prevent cancer from developing or, in the case of patients in remission, prevent cancer from returning.

CRINA researchers are learning more about prevention and lifestyle through the following projects:

  • Early detection
  • Cancer cachexia
  • Prognostic models
  • Disparities in screening practices
  • Physical activity and cancer prevention
  • End of life care
  • Cancer ethics