Individual Study / GS

Generations Study

Generations Study

Initiatives -
Resource of human biological samples and data. We aim to create more effective treatments based on gene knowledge for the medical, social and economic benefit of Scotland and its people.
Start Year
2003
End Year
2011
Funding
Scottish Higher Education Fuding Council
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Investigators Contacts
  • Professor Anthony Swerlow
    The Institute of Cancer Research

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Swerdlow, AJ & Jones, Michael & Schoemaker, Minouk & Hemming, J & Thomas, D & Williamson, J & Ashworth, A. (2011). The Breakthrough Generations Study: Design of a long-term UK cohort study to investigate breast cancer aetiology. British journal of cancer. 105. 911-7. 10.1038/bjc.2011.337.

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
112,049
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Participants with a broad geographic and socioeconomic distribution, aged 16-102 years(reiterated for up to 28 generations).

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.ed.ac.uk/generation-scotland