Cancer touches the lives of all Albertans – 1 in 2 men will develop cancer in their lifetimes and 1 in 3 women will receive a cancer diagnosis.
One in four Albertans will die of cancer. (1)
The Tomorrow Project is the largest health research project undertaken in Alberta. Its goal is to find out more about the causes of cancer and other health conditions so researchers will be able to develop better strategies to improve our health in the future.
The Tomorrow Project is looking for 50,000 volunteers aged 35 to 69 who have never had cancer to participate. Once enrolled, participants are asked to fill out a survey about their health and lifestyle, and go to a study centre located in Calgary or Edmonton where they will be measured by trained staff, and asked to donate a sample of urine and blood or saliva. Those who can’t get to a study centre can request a mail-in saliva collection kit to use and send back.
To enroll today, simply call toll-free 1 877 919 9292 or visit www.in4tomorrow.ca. Tell as many friends, family, neighbours and colleagues about this important province-wide health initiative, and encourage them to join. The commitment made today will help create a cancer-free tomorrow.
The Tomorrow Project is supported by the Alberta Cancer Foundation, the Alberta Cancer Prevention Legacy Fund (administered by Alberta Innovates-Health Solutions), the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer, and Alberta Health Services.
1. Cancer Surveillance: 2008 Report on Cancer Statistics in Alberta. Edmonton: Surveillance and Health Status Assessment, Alberta Health Services, 2010.