Prospective studies nested in biological specimen banks improve reliability and cost-efficiency of molecular epidemiological studies of the risk for cancer associated with infections, but require very large sample sizes and long follow-up. Aims: 1. To establish a network of collaborating population-based large biological specimen banks. 2. To follow-up the specimen banks by registry linkages with nationwide cancer registries to identify a study base of enrolled subjects who either develop cancer or remain alive and cancer-free. 3. To engage competent tumour biologists, microbiologists, nutritionists, immunologists, epidemiologists and bio statisticians in discussion on how to exploit the study base in the most optimal way for identification and evaluation of whether infections are risk factors for cancer. 4. To provide centralized bio statistical analysis of implemented epidemiological studies.
Funding SchemeCON - Coordination of research actions
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