If you’re a BC resident between the ages of 40 to 69, the BC Cancer Agency wants you to be part of the largest health research project in Canadian history.
The BC Generations Project was launched last year as part of a national study to recruit and follow 300000 Canadians over the next 20 to 30 years. BC Cancer Agency researchers want to investigate how a person’s environment, lifestyle, and genes contribute to cancer and other chronic diseases, like heart disease and stroke, so they can learn more about prevention for the benefit of future generations.
Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, and the Atlantic provinces are also taking part, and similar large-scale, long-term studies are being conducted in the UK and other countries.
“It’s a huge opportunity for the current generation to do something for future generations,” says Richard Gallagher, the BC Generations Project principal investigator and senior scientist in the BC Cancer Agency’s cancer control research program. “This could help protect your children, or your children’s children, from getting cancer or chronic disease.”
Anyone within the 40- to 69-year age range is encouraged to participate, regardless of whether they are healthy or have health problems or disabilities, and regardless of where in BC they live.
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of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) recommends the following citation style, which is the now nearly universally
accepted citation style for scientific papers:
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About the ICMJE and citation styles
The ICMJE is small group of editors of general medical journals who first met informally in Vancouver, British Columbia, in 1978 to establish guidelines for the format of manuscripts submitted to their journals. The group became known as the Vancouver Group. Its requirements for manuscripts, including formats for bibliographic references developed by the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM), were first published in 1979. The Vancouver Group expanded and evolved into the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE), which meets annually. The ICMJE created the Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals to help authors and editors create and distribute accurate, clear, easily accessible reports of biomedical studies.
An alternate version of ICMJE style is to additionally list the month an issue number, but since most journals use continuous pagination, the shorter form provides sufficient information to locate the reference. The NLM now lists all authors.
BCMJ standard citation style is a slight modification of the ICMJE/NLM style, as follows:
- Only the first three authors are listed, followed by "et al."
- There is no period after the journal name.
- Page numbers are not abbreviated.
For more information on the ICMJE Recommendations for the Conduct, Reporting, Editing, and Publication of Scholarly Work in Medical Journals, visit www.icmje.org