Individual Study / SCCS

Southern Community Cohort Study

Southern Community Cohort Study

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Initiatives -
To address many unresolved questions about the root causes of cancer health disparities, with its findings expected to help prevent and reduce the burden of cancer among all populations.
Start Year
2001
End Year
2009
Funding
National Cancer Institute
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Investigators Contacts
  • MD. Dr Wei Zheng
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Prof Martha J. Shrubsole
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center
  • Dr. Prof William J. Blot
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
Repeated questionnaires every few years, telephone follow-up, and record linkage. The major emphasis of the follow-up is on both cancer incidence and mortality outcomes.

Marker Paper

Signorello LB, Hargreaves MK, Steinwandel MD, Zheng W, Cai Q, Schlundt DG, Buchowski MS, Arnold CW, McLaughlin JK, Blot WJ. Southern community cohort study: establishing a cohort to investigate health disparities. J Natl Med Assoc. 2005 Jul;97(7):972-9.

PUBMED 16080667

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
85,000
Number of participants with biosamples

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.southerncommunitystudy.org/