The ambitious project aims to recruit 50,000 Albertans between 35 and 69 years, who have not had cancer, by 2012. For the next couple of decades (up to 50 years), researchers will survey the health of the participants to understand the causes of cancer and other long-term conditions. Part of the process will include collecting urine, blood or saliva samples, taking body measurements and asking questions about health and lifestyle.
Since 2008, the Tomorrow Project has expanded to form the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project, with Ontario, Quebec, the Atlantic provinces and British Columbia, with the ultimate goal of reaching 300,000 participants.
The project’s brief presence in Lethbridge gave residents in the area the opportunity to visit the mobile clinic at the Jack Ady Cancer Centre.