Individual Study / EPIC-Turin

European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition - Turin

European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition - Turin

Initiatives -
EPIC was designed to investigate the relationship between nutrition and cancer, with the potential for studying other diseases as well. EPIC-Turin research focuses on: genome-wide methylation of breast and colon cancer, metabolomics in colon cancer, innovative tools for early diagnosis and risk assessment of pancreatic cancer, epigenomics in Parkinson’s disease, risk factors for multiple primary tumours and EXPOsOMICS.
Start Year
1993
End Year
1998
Funding
Italian Association for Research on Cancer
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Investigators Contacts
  • MD, Dr Carlotta Sacerdote
    Scienza University‐Hospital
  • MD, Dr Paolo Vineis
    Imperial College of London

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Cooperation with the local cancer registry and the local health authority allows for access to hospital discharge information and all newly diagnosed cancer cases. In addition, EPIC has taken part in several GWAS (in particular, on lung cancer and hypertension) and is now considering post-GWAS steps on the basis of the findings of the previous wave. In 2009, a follow-up questionnaire was sent by mail to the entire cohort.

Marker Paper

Riboli E, Hunt KJ, Slimani N, Ferrari P, Norat T, Fahey M, Charrondière UR, Hémon B, Casagrande C, Vignat J, Overvad K, Tjønneland A, Clavel-Chapelon F, Thiébaut A, Wahrendorf J, Boeing H, Trichopoulos D, Trichopoulou A, Vineis P, Palli D, Bueno-De-Mesquita HB, Peeters PH, Lund E, Engeset D, González CA, Barricarte A, Berglund G, Hallmans G, Day NE, Key TJ, Kaaks R, Saracci R. European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC): study populations and data collection. Public Health Nutr. 2002 Dec;5(6B):1113-24. doi: 10.1079/PHN2002394.

PUBMED 12639222

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
10,604
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

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