Individual Study / Akira Fukao_J Epidemiol_1995

Miyagi Cohort

Miyagi Cohort

Initiatives -
To demonstrate the cancer risks relating to lifestyle factors such as diet, smoking, alcohol drinking, familial history, past medical history, occupation and education, and to evaluate the effectiveness of the secondary cancer prevention program for gastric, cervical, lung , breast and colorectal cancers. *Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
End Year
Miyagi Prefecture


Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Yosuke Uchitomi
    National Cancer Center


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow up of the vital status and migration of the study cohort by the Residential Registration Record of each municipality and death certificate.

Marker Paper

Akira Fukao, Yoshitaka Tsubono, Shoko Komatsu, Ichiro Tsuji, Yuko Minami, Shigeru Hisamichi, Toru Hosokawa, Mieko Kawamura, Akira Takano, Nobuyuki Sugahara, Takashi Ikeda, Mitsuaki Nishikori, A Cohort Study on the Relation of Lifestyle, Personality and Biologic Markers to Cancer in Miyagi, Japan : Study Design, Response Rate and Profiles of the Cohort Subjects, Journal of Epidemiology, 1995, Volume 5, Issue 3, Pages 153-157, Released November 30, 2007, Online ISSN 1349-9092, Print ISSN 0917-5040,


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Residents aged 40 to 64 years in 14 municipalities of Miyagi Prefecture, Japan


Availability of data and biosamples