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OHS profiled in the International Journal of Epidemiology

Aug 15, 2022 // Study Updates

Cohort profile papers are important markers for studies like the OHS, because they outline the history and value of their research platforms for the broader scientific community, thus encouraging further use by other scientists. The International Journal of Epidemiology published a profile of the Ontario Health Study in its September 2022 issue. The OHS follows


New funding available for research using OHS data

Aug 8, 2022 // Study Updates

A new funding opportunity from the CIHR Institute of Cancer Research (CIHR-ICR) is available and provides up to $500,000 to use provincial data from the OHS, or to use pan-Canadian data from the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow’s Health (CanPath). Up to $100,000 over one year will be awarded for a single grant. The goal of


OHS data included in multi-study analysis of Canada’s “Omicron tsunami”

Jul 20, 2022 // Study Updates

Omicron tsunami: Blood spot samples from thousands of OHS participants were included in a multi-study analysis showing the proportion of Canadians with antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 due to infection shot up, from 5.1 per cent just before the Delta variant wave (August, 2021), to 55.7 per cent in the five months after the Omicron wave (May,


CanPath Webinar: Trainee Research: Using Population Cohorts to Enable Early Cancer Detection

Jun 16, 2022 // Study Updates

Nicholas Cheng provides an overview of his study on identifying early cancer biomarkers in pre-diagnosis blood samples collected from more than 400 OHS participants. He demonstrates how blood signatures can be used to detect breast, prostate and pancreatic cancers years prior to clinical detection using cfDNA methylation profiles. Kimberly Skead describes her work studying how the interacting