Understanding how cancer develops and how to prevent, detect, and treat this disease is a top priority for the California Teachers Study research team. Our researchers work on many different projects aimed at answering these questions.
In addition to the health data collected from the CTS questionnaires, the California Teachers Study has embarked on a number of projects to ask groups of study participants for additional health information or biospecimen donations. To learn more about on-going and completed projects involving CTS participants, click below.
Projects Using Biospecimens
Over the course of the California Teachers Study, a number of participants have provided the CTS with a blood, urine, or saliva sample. These biospecimens allow CTS researchers to examine how genetics and DNA interact with lifestyle and environmental risk factors.
By completing the California Teachers Study questionnaires, participants have provided our researchers with a wealth of information to examine. Our data projects include different analyses to better understand the causes of cancer as well as projects to update the way CTS researchers and participants can access and use study data.