Individual Study / CPS II Nutrition

CPS II Nutrition Cohort

CPS II Nutrition Cohort

Initiatives -
Main goals: * To obtain detailed information on dietary and other exposures and to periodically update this information; * To identify incident cases of cancers as well as deaths; * To evaluate dietary and other risk factors for cancer incidence in a prospective study of men and women large enough to study important specific cancers within a reasonable follow‐ up period.
Start Year
American Cancer Society
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Investigators Contacts
  • Marjorie L Mccullough
    American Cancer Society


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Follow-up resurveys are done every 2 years using a mailed, self‐administered questionnaire. These questionnaires update information on exposures and also capture self-reported cancer incidence. Ongoing cancer incidence follow-up for the CPS-II Nutrition Survey cohort is conducted by validating self-reported incidence cancers using medical records or linkage with state cancer registries.

Marker Paper

Calle EE, Rodriguez C, Jacobs EJ, Almon ML, Chao A, McCullough ML, Feigelson HS, Thun MJ. The American Cancer Society Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort: rationale, study design, and baseline characteristics. Cancer. 2002 May 1;94(9):2490-501. doi: 10.1002/cncr.101970.

PUBMED 12015775


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Subset of CPS II. Men and women ages 50-74 in 21 states


Availability of data and biosamples