Individual Study / SCHS

Singapore Chinese Health Study

Singapore Chinese Health Study

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Initiatives -
To elucidate the role of diet and its interaction with genetic and genomic factors in the causation of cancer and other chronic diseases.
Start Year
1993
End Year
2025
Funding
U.S. National Cancer Institute
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Investigators Contacts
  • Dr. Professor Woon-Puay Koh
    Duke-NUS Medical School
  • MD. Dr. Professor Jian-Min Yuan
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Design

Study design
Population cohort
Follow Up
The first follow-up interview to all surviving subjects was conducted through a telephone between 1999 and 2003. The second follow-up interview between 2006 and 2010. The third began in 2014. In addition a routine analysis for the cohort participants with databases of the Singapore Cancer Registry and the Singapore National Birth and Death Registry was performed.

Marker Paper

Hankin JH, Stram DO, Arakawa K, Park S, Low SH, Lee HP, Yu MC. Singapore Chinese Health Study: development, validation, and calibration of the quantitative food frequency questionnaire. Nutr Cancer. 2001;39(2):187-95. doi: 10.1207/S15327914nc392_5.

PUBMED 11759279

Recruitment

Sources of Recruitment
  • Individuals

Number of participants

Number of participants
63,257
Number of participants with biosamples
Supplementary Information
Chinese men and women aged 45-74 years in Singapore

Access

Availability of data and biosamples

Data
Biosamples
Other

Availability of access information

On the study website : https://www.schs.pitt.edu/