UBC is conducting a research program whether there is a link in shift workers and development of breast cancer.

September 06, 2012 at 8:08 PM

As development of breast cancer is most prevalent in the female population, UBC researchers are asking for female CUPE 873 employees between the ages of 40 – 65 that perform shift work to enter the program. This research program has all approvals in place and now accepting participant applications.

If interested, please enquire or register at: http://cancerprevent.spph.ubc.ca/shiftworkers/

CUPE continues to look at ways to improve the health of our members, such as the just completed cardiac study, and now this partnership in research. A next phase will possibly focus on the male population and a link in our work to development of prostrate cancer.

Thank you, Garth.