Individual Study / MWS

Million Women Study, England, Scotland

Million Women Study, England, Scotland

Initiatives -
Risk of breast cancer and other conditions associated with the use of menopausal hormones; obesity, behaviour, behaviours and its t effects on women’s risk of developing or dying from different types of cancer, heart disease, stroke, dementia and other mental and neurodegenerative disorders.
Start Year
1996
End Year
2001
Funding
UK Medical Research Council and Cancer Research UK
Supplementary Information
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Million_Women_Study
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof. Valerie Beral
    University of Oxford

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Study participants are sent postal resurvey questionnaires every 3-5 years.

Marker Paper

The Million Women Study Collaborative Group. The Million Women Study: design and characteristics of the study population.. Breast Cancer Res 1999;1:73–80. doi:10.1186/bcr16

PUBMED 29873753

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
700,000
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
The study includes 1 in 4 of all UK women born between 1935 and 1950.

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : http://www.millionwomenstudy.org/introduction/