Individual Study / BCDDP follow-up study

Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project Follow-up Study

Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project Follow-up Study

Initiatives -
BCDDP follow-up study was a program of five annual screening examinations for breast cancer that was conducted at 29 centers in the United States. This report presents data on breast cancer Incidence and mortality among the participants.
Start Year
End Year
NCI Intramural Program (DCEG) and the American Cancer Society
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr Rachael Stolzenberg-Solomon
    NIH-Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics
  • Dr Gretchen Gierachg
    NIH-Division of Cancer Epidemiology & Genetics


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The first phase of the follow-up study involved the administration of a baseline interview and annual telephone interviews during the period 1979-1986. The follow-up study was conducted in four phases by means of a mailed questionnaire, the last of which was carried out between 1995 and 1998. Information on all cancer diagnoses, mortality, and a variety of exposures, including exogenous hormone use, adolescent and adult diet, physical activity, body weight, and occupation was collected over the four phases of the follow-up study. Mortality is being updated through 2005.

Marker Paper

Mai V, Flood A, Peters U, Lacey JV Jr, Schairer C, Schatzkin A. Dietary fibre and risk of colorectal cancer in the Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project (BCDDP) follow-up cohort. Int J Epidemiol. 2003 Apr;32(2):234-9. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyg052.

PUBMED 12714542


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Selected women from breast cancer screening program.


Availability of data and biosamples