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MISS-cohort, Melanoma in Southern Sweden

MISS-cohort, Melanoma in Southern Sweden

Initiatives -
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
1990
End Year
2013
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Hakan Olsson
    Lund University

Design

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.

Marker Paper

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

PUBMED 24697969

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
29,508
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Women between 25 and 65 years, living in Southern Sweden.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other