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Welcome to Alberta’s Tomorrow Project (ATP), a longitudinal study tracking the health of 55,000 adults in this western Canadian province.   Launched in 2000, ATP’s mission is to investigate why some people develop cancer and chronic diseases like heart disease and diabetes, while others do not. The answers to be discovered over the next several decades will not only help shape how cancer and other illnesses are detected, diagnosed, and treated – but most importantly, how they can be prevented in the first place.

Albertans between the ages of 35 and 69 years, from all walks of life, and from all regions of the province, stepped forward to participate in ATP, the largest research project in the province’s history.

See what inspired them to join, and look at what we offer researchers on a similar search for clues to a healthier tomorrow.

“Every day we are working towards deciphering the mystery of how cancer and chronic diseases occur, and how they can be avoided. Thanks to the continued support and dedication of our participants, researchers, staff and funders, I am truly excited for what lies ahead!”

Dr. Jennifer Vena, Scientific Director, Alberta’s Tomorrow Project

New Look, Same Great Project!

Our focus is changing here at Alberta’s Tomorrow Project, and we have a new logo to show it. Previously, the image of raised hands encouraged Albertans to literally “lend a hand” for cancer and chronic disease research. Now that we’ve hit our recruitment target of 55,000, we wanted an image that would reflect our primary mission of supporting analysis and investigation into ongoing health, and disease prevention. We feel the outstretched arms and double-helix shadow of the new logo portrays optimism, and deep examination into the roles environment, lifestyle and genetics play in keeping us all healthy.

For more information on the history behind our logos, please visit our History page.