Research & Statistics
Research and Statistics
Socio-behavioural Research

Because all Canadians should receive timely and supportive care, cancer research needs to be linked to those who make policy and are responsible for service delivery. Socio-behavioural research makes that link. It aims to improve cancer prevention and cancer care for patients and their families.

Examples of socio-behavioural research include studies on lifestyle, physical activity, tobacco use, and palliative and end-of-life care. Findings from these types of studies kind can be used to develop practical policy recommendations for cancer prevention and control. Research in this field emphasizes evidence-based programs. Its impact on policy is often also evaluated.

Cancer Care Nova Scotia supported a socio-behavioural research study that was published in September 2003 titled, Physical Activity Counseling by Health Care Professionals: The Need for a Consistent Message

Other links of interest include the Children's Lifestyle and School-performance Study being conducted in Nova Scotia.

Cancer Research

Introducing a new process for data access and research support for CCNS:

We have initiated a new process and ask that you complete the form below and return it to Pauline Hart, 
ccns.nshealth.ca, Coordinator, Administration and Special Projects in PDF format :

Application for Access to Personal Health Information (data)

For more information on cancer research in Nova Scotia:


Atlantic PATH Project

Beatrice Hunter Cancer Research Institute

Cancerview Canada