Individual Study / NOWAC

Norwegian Women and Cancer Study

Norwegian Women and Cancer Study

Initiatives -
To create a large prospective cohort designed to study the relationship between internal and external hormones and female cancers with focus on breast cancer. To estimate both relative risks and population attributable risk as an important aspect of public health priorities. To focus on aetiological hypotheses for cancer inareas where specific Norwegian exposure advan-tages exist with collection of sufficient, detailedand validated questionnaire information.
Start Year
1991
End Year
2007
Funding
Norwegian Research Council, EU, The Norwegian Foundation for Health and Rehabilitation and The Norwegian Cancer Society.

Members

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Investigators Contacts
  • Tonje Braaten
    UiT The Arctic University of Norway

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Repeated collections of exposure information are carried through with 5-year intervals based on updated information on addresses given by the National Central Person Registers. Passive follow-up is based on linkage to the Cancer Registry of Norway.

Marker Paper

Lund E, Dumeaux V, Braaten T, Hjartåker A, Engeset D, Skeie G, Kumle M. Cohort profile: The Norwegian Women and Cancer Study--NOWAC--Kvinner og kreft. Int J Epidemiol. 2008 Feb;37(1):36-41. doi: 10.1093/ije/dym137. Epub 2007 Jul 20. x

PUBMED 17644530

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
165,772
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Women

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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