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DATA PRESENTATION

Diet, Cancer and Health

DATABASE

Primary variables


Cancer

Diet

Lifestyle

 

List of variables not avaliable for download

Introduction

The Danish Cancer Society's biobank was established in 1993 as part of the "Diet, Cancer & Health" project - one of the largest ever Danish population studies to date.

This database holds information or more than 57,000 Danes who have all provided detailed information about their diets, lifestyle and biological samples - blood, fat tissue, urine and toenails. These materials and data form the basis for a unique data/biobank and have contributed to more than 600 research projects.

Data on the descendants of the original participants is currently being added to the biobank. This will be used to study the reasons for yet more cases of cancer and in that way improve the opportunities for advising individual Danes on cancer prevention and so improve the prognosis when a patient does fall ill.

More details

Type
Biobank, National Cohort
Purpose
Scientific research

Collection Period

Collection Period
Coverage
Nationwide
Population
The population comprises Danish males and females aged 50-64. The Diet, Cancer and Cure - Next Generations programme will also include original participants' adult children and adult grandchildren and grandchildren's other parents
Database Categories

Contact information

Data owner
Danish Cancer Sociey
Contact data owner
Strandboulevarden 49
2100 København Ø
Website - data owner
www.cancer.dk/international
Data administrator
Danish Cancer Society
Contact data administrator

E: dchdata@cancer.dk

Website - data administrator
www.cancer.dk/forskning/center-for-kraeftforskning/kost-gener-miljoe/kost-kraeft-helbred