Individual Study / KNCC

Korean National Cancer Center Cohort (KNCC)

Korean National Cancer Center Cohort (KNCC)

Initiatives -
To investigate the relationships in Korea between the risk of cancer and various environmental factors, lifestyle factors and host factors. * Note: All published information has been collected from the article referenced in the Marker Paper box below. Therefore, there may be variations with more advanced versions of the study.*
Start Year
End Year
Seoul National University Hospital, Korean Electric Power Corporation, Korean Ministry of Health and Welfare


Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Min Kyung Lim
    Graduate School of Cancer Science and Policy, and Division of Cancer Prevention, National Cancer Center


Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Followed up annually to identify new cancer cases and deaths from the date of the baseline survey. It has been an exclusively register-based passive follow-up without re-contacting the participants. Using national personal identification numbers, the cohort data were linked to the Korea National Cancer Incidence Database of the Korean Central Cancer Registry and Cause of Death Database of Statistics Korea.

Marker Paper

Oh JK, Lim MK, Yun EH, Choi MH, Hong ST, Chang SH, Park SK, Cho SI, Kim DH, Yoo KY, Shin HR. Cohort Profile: Community-based prospective cohort from the National Cancer Center, Korea. Int J Epidemiol. 2017 Apr 1;46(2):e14. doi: 10.1093/ije/dyv302.

PUBMED 26686839


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