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Evaluation of the role of infections in cancer using biological specimen banks (ERICBSB)

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK2-CT-2001-01994

  • Start date

    1 December 2001

  • End date

    28 February 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 499 997

  • EU contribution

    € 499 997

Coordinated by:

LUND UNIVERSITY

Sweden

Objective

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.

Coordinator

LUND UNIVERSITY

Address

University Hospital - Entrance 78
205 02 Malmoe

Sweden

Participants (9)

CENTRO DI RIFERIMENTO ONCOLOGICO

Italy

FINNISH CANCER REGISTRY

Finland

GERMAN CANCER RESEARCH CENTER

Germany

ICELANDIC CANCER SOCIETY

Iceland

KAROLINSKA INSTITUTE

Sweden

NATIONAL PUBLIC HEALTH INSTITUTE

Finland

THE CANCER REGISTRY OF NORWAY

Norway

THE JANUS PROJECT - THE NORWEGIAN CANCER SOCIETY

Norway

UNIVERSITY OF UMEAA

Sweden

Project information

Grant agreement ID: QLK2-CT-2001-01994

  • Start date

    1 December 2001

  • End date

    28 February 2005

Funded under:

FP5-LIFE QUALITY

  • Overall budget:

    € 499 997

  • EU contribution

    € 499 997

Coordinated by:

LUND UNIVERSITY

Sweden