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Polish Centenarian Study (PCS)

Polish Centenarian Study (PCS)

Initiatives -
The scientific aims of the programme were to assess health status and environmental determinants of ageing of Polish centenarians, and to collect biological material for studying selected aspects of longevity, including genetic factors. The social aim of the project was to bring public attention to ageing of the population, as well as living conditions of elderly individuals. *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
2007
Funding
This work was supported within a grant PBZ-KBN.022/PO5/1999"Genetic and environmental factors of longevity" of yhe State Committee for Scientific Research(KBN)
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Malgorzata Mossakowska
    International Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology

Design

Study design
Population cohort

Marker Paper

Mossakowska M, Barcikowska M, Broczek K, et al. Polish Centenarians Programme. Multidisciplinary studies of successful ageing: aims, methods, and preliminary results [published correction appears in Exp Gerontol. 2008 Sep;43(9):873. Podsiadly-Moczydlowska, Teresa [corrected to Podsiadly-Marczykowska, Teresa]]. Exp Gerontol. 2008;43(3):238-244. doi:10.1016/j.exger.2007.10.014

PUBMED 18082988

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
86
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
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