News Release

REF NO.: 66

SUBJECT: Cancer researchers want to hear from N.L. residents in online survey

DATE: April 18, 2018

Researchers at Memorial University are seeking Newfoundland and Labrador’s help to shape the future of cancer prevention strategies.

Residents of the province are being asked to take part in an anonymous online survey to help develop an understanding of their knowledge and awareness of cancer, including risk factors, screening and prevention. The survey is also meant to determine whether cancer awareness and associated health practices are related to whether a person’s family or friends have been diagnosed with cancer.

Participants are expected to take at least 20 minutes to complete the survey, which includes basic questions on demographics, health, social support and health-related behaviours such as diet, physical activity and use of health-care services.

Participants must also be a resident of Newfoundland and Labrador, have lived in the province for at least the last two years, be between 35-74 years old and read English fluently.
The survey can be found online or on Facebook.
The research is being funded through a grant provided by the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Applied Health Research. If you have any questions about the study, please contact Dr. Peter Wang, Division of Community Health and Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University, at pwang@mun.ca.

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