Cancer Epidemiology in Manitoba

Although all other provinces in Canada have cancer registries, Manitoba's is unique because of collaborative work between Manitoba Health and CancerCare Manitoba's Department Epidemiology and Cancer Registry, in which information on cancer patients is obtained from a variety of other databases maintained at Manitoba Health. This enables extensive population-based research, including:

A sample of current projects

Epidemiology and Cancer Registry is also developing an active analytic epidemiology research program. In the past five years we have acquired funding for numerous projects including:

Funding for research has been provided through grants and contracts from Health Canada, Statistics Canada, the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation, the CancerCare Manitoba Foundation, The Health Sciences Centre Innovatives and Opportunities Fund, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the American Cancer Society.