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To Participate in this Study

The Healthy Aging Study


Principal Investigator: Dr. Angela Brooks-Wilson
Co-Investigators:  Dr. Joseph Connors
                             Dr. Denise Daley
Research Coordinator: 

The BC Cancer Agency is recruiting volunteers to participate in a study of Healthy Aging. The goal of this study is to identify inherited genetic factors associated with healthy aging and resistance to age-related diseases.

We are looking for people who:

  1. Are 85 years of age or older.


  1. Have never been diagnosed with a major health concern, such as:
    • Cardiovascular or heart disease
    • MI (myocardial infarction) or heart attack
    • Stroke or TIA (ischemic attack)
    • Peripheral vascular disease
    • Lung Disease or emphysema
    • Dementia
    • Diabetes mellitus
    • Cancer

We also welcome any people who are 100 years old, or older.

Participation in the study consists of:

  • Answering questions regarding health and family history by questionnaire.
  • Providing a saliva or small blood sample (approximately 2 - 3 tablespoons).
  • Providing contact information fo r other eligible relatives.


If you or someone you know meet the above criteria and would like to learn more about the Healthy Aging Study, please contact the Research Coordinator,  Ruth Thomas.
Phone: 604-675-8151
Fax: 604-675-8178

For additional information about this study please see our Healthy Aging Study Summary page.

Page last modified Mar 09, 2015