MISS-cohort, Melanoma in Southern Sweden
The aim of this study was to create a prospective population-based cohort of women from Southern Sweden with information regarding environmental and genetic factors.
- Start Year
- End Year
- Study design
- Population cohort
- Follow Up
- The interviews were conducted between 1990 and 1992 and the questions concerned, among other things, the time for the woman's first menstruation, number of pregnancies, age at entry into menopause, contraception, alcohol, smoking, sun exposure and constitutional factors. The cohort was interviewed one more time in year 2000 and again 2011. Re-interviews are scheduled for every ten years. During 2011 to 2013 DNA was collected from the cohort through saliva. Follow-up of morbidity and mortality are made annually through the national registry.
Lindqvist PG, Epstein E, Landin-Olsson M, et al. Avoidance of sun exposure is a risk factor for all-cause mortality: results from the Melanoma in Southern Sweden cohort. J Intern Med. 2014;276(1):77-86. doi:10.1111/joim.12251
- Sources of Recruitment
Number of participants
- Number of participants
- Number of participants with biosamples
- Supplementary Information
- Women between 25 and 65 years, living in Southern Sweden.
Availability of data and biosamples
No coverage data about the variables classifications are available.