Healthy Future Sask is a long-term research study that aims to learn more about the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases. The study will follow the health of volunteer Saskatchewan residents for up to 50 years. Our goal is to recruit more than 7000 participants between the ages of 30-74.
This study is part of a larger Canada-wide initiative called the Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow's Health (CanPath) (formerly The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP)). CanPath is the largest health research study in Canada and has enrolled over 330,000 Canadians across the country. The purpose of CanPath is to understand better the causes of cancer and other chronic diseases, such as heart disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, diabetes, Alzheimer's disease, and other health conditions. CanPath and the Healthy Future Sask are being created as a resource for researchers to study how different factors - like environment, genes, illness, diet, exercise, and lifestyle- interact to influence risk for cancer and other chronic health conditions. Results from these studies will help us over time to better understand why some people develop cancer and other chronic diseases while others do not, leading to improvements in health for Canadians.