Individual Study / NLCS

Netherlands Cohort Study

Netherlands Cohort Study

Initiatives -
To investigate the effects of fats, vitamins, fiber, alcohol, selenium, nitrate, sodium and calcium on the development of gastric, colorectal, breast and lung tumors. *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
1986
Funding
The Netherlands Cancer Foundation and the Ministry of Welfare, Public Health and Cultural Affairs.

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Prof Piet Van den Brandt
    University of Limburg

Design

Study design
Other : Case Cohort
Follow Up
Incident cancers in the NLCS cohort were detected by annual computerised record linkage with the Netherlands Cancer Registry and the nationwide Dutch Pathology Registry (PALGA).

Marker Paper

van den Brandt PA, Goldbohm RA, van 't Veer P, Volovics A, Hermus RJ, Sturmans F. A large-scale prospective cohort study on diet and cancer in The Netherlands. J Clin Epidemiol. 1990;43(3):285-95. doi: 10.1016/0895-4356(90)90009-e.

PUBMED 2313318

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
120,852
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other