Iowa Women's Health Study

Contact: Kim Robien, Ph.D.

Study Website: http://www.cancer.umn.edu/research/prevention-and-etiology/research-studies/index.htmExternal Web Site Policy

Number of Enrolled Cancer Patients/Survivors: 11,198 incident cancers; 4,054 assumed still alive at end of 2010
Years of Diagnoses of Enrolled Cancer Patients/Survivors: 1986-2009
Approximate Years of Follow-up: 23 years for incidence/mortality, up to 18 years of participant-reported survey data
Cancer Sites Represented: Bladder
Breast
Colon & Rectum
Kidney
Leukemias
Liver
Lung & Bronchus
Melanomas of the Skin
Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma
Oral Cavity & Pharynx
Ovary
Pancreas
Stomach
Thyroid
Uterus
Biological Specimens Collected: Formalin Fixed Tumor Tissue (Primarily colorectal cancer, some breast; possibility of getting additional blocks)
Treatment Outcome Measures: Physician/Medical Record Reported
  • Death
  • CMS linkage for the entire cohort
Patient-Reported
  • Symptom Assessment
  • Quality of Life
Co-morbidities at Study Entry: Diabetes
Heart Disease
Pulmonary Disease
Other
Lifestyle Factors: Smoking
Alcohol Use
Diet
Physical Activity
Body Mass Index
Weight Loss/Control
Other: use of HRT, aspirin/NSAIDS; reproductive history
Treatment Data: None
Treatment Data Assessed By: Administrative Claims Data
Patient Reported Questionnaire
Other: first course of treatment from SEER
Is the study open to collaboration? Yes

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