Catherine L. Mah (School of Health Administration, HPI) co-designed the study with her frequent collaborator and Chief Investigator A (equivalent to NPI) Julie Brimblecombe (Monash University). Dr. Mah is the Canada Research Chair in Promoting Healthy Populations in the Faculty of Health and an Associate Professor. The project is the latest in a continuing collaboration between Dr. Mah and nutrition researchers and community partners from Australia.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most lethal cancers to affect Canadians. While research globally shows associations between socioeconomic status and pancreatic cancer burden, no studies have yet been conducted to demonstrate this in a pan-Canadian context.