Individual Study / EPIC-Turin

European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition - Turin

European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition - Turin

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Italian Association for Research on Cancer
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Carlotta Sacerdote
    Scienza University‐Hospital
  • Dr. Paolo Vineis
    Imperial College of London


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


Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
Number of participants with biosamples


Availability of data and biosamples


Availability of access information

By contacting the study representative