Membership of the NCI Cohort Consortium

Membership of the NCI Cohort Consortium

Membership Eligibility

Application for voting membership shall be open to the Principal Investigator of any cancer epidemiology cohort:

  • That has a minimum of 10,000 study participants, in which cancer occurrence is accurately assessed, and has available some risk factor data; and
  • Who commits to scientific collaboration by being willing to contribute data for scientific research and consider participating in pooling studies.

Members must also abide by the NCI Cohort Consortium's Bylaws.

Membership is granted after completion and receipt of a membership application. All memberships shall be granted upon a majority vote of the Steering Committee. If interested in joining the NCI Cohort Consortium, contact Chinonye (Nonye) Harvey, Dr.P.H., M.P.H.

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Current Members

The NCI Cohort Consortium membership is international in scope. It includes investigators responsible for more than 40 high-quality cohorts who are studying large and diverse populations in more than 15 different countries.

The purple regions on the map below represent the locations of populations that NCI Cohort Consortium members are currently studying.

Map of NCI Cohort Consortium Membership by Continent, 2018

A map of the world that highlights which countries currently have members of the NCI Cohort Consortium. North America, 37 cohorts; Europe, 13 cohorts; Asia, 7 cohorts; Australia, 1 cohort.

The Breast Cancer Family Registry (BCFR) Cohort and the Colon Cancer Family Registry Cohort (CCFRC)
include study participants from both North America and Australia.

You may click on the table headers to sort the participating cohort studies alphabetically, by location, or by the year participants were first enrolled.

Study Name Country or Countries
of Study Population
Year Enrollment
Agricultural Health Study US 1993
Alpha-Tocopherol, Beta-Carotene Cancer Prevention (ATBC) Study Finland 1985
Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Cohort – Cancer (ARIC-Ca) US 1987
Black Women's Health Study (BWHS) US 1995
Breakthrough Generations Study UK 2003
Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project (BCDDP) Follow-Up Study US 1980
Breast Cancer Family Registry (BCFR) Cohort Australia, Canada, US 1996
Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium US 1994
California Teachers Study (CTS) US 1995
The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow Project (CPTP)
  • Alberta's Tomorrow Project
  • Atlantic Partnership for Tomorrow's Health (PATH)
  • British Columbia Generations Project
  • Ontario Health Study
  • The Manitoba Tomorrow Project
Canada 2009
Canadian Study of Diet, Lifestyle, and Health Canada 1992
Cancer Prevention Studies (CPS I, CPS II, & CPS II Nutrition Cohort) US 1959 (CPS I)
1982 (CPS II)
1992 (CPS II Nutrition Cohort)
Carotene and Retinol Efficacy Trial (CARET) US 1985
CLUE I & II US 1974 (CLUE I)
1989 (CLUE II)
Cohort of Swedish Men Sweden 1997
Colon Cancer Family Registry Cohort (CCFRC) Australia, Canada, US 1998
CONOR Cohort: General Cohort of Adults in Norway Norway 1993
European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, UK 1992
Generation Scotland: Scottish Family Health Study (GS:SFHS) UK 2006
Golestan Cohort Study (GCS) Iran 2004
Health Professionals Follow-Up Study (HPFS) US 1986
Iowa Women's Health Study US 1986
Janus Serum Bank Norway 1972
Mayo Mammography Health Study US 2003
Melbourne Collaborative Cohort Study Australia 1990 (baseline)
2001 (biorepository)
Mexican American (Mano a Mano) Cohort US 2001
Mexican Teacher's Cohort (MTC) Mexico 2006 (main cohort)
2014 (extension to male participants)
The Millennium Cohort Study US 2001
Multiethnic Cohort Study of Diet and Cancer (MEC) US 1993
NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study US 1995
Netherlands Cohort Study (NLCS) Netherlands 1986
Northern Sweden Health and Disease Study Sweden 1985
Nurses' Health Study I (NHS I) US 1976
Nurses' Health Study II (NHS II) US 1989
Nutrition Intervention Trials - Linxian China 1984
NYU Women's Health Study US 1985
Physicians' Health Study (PHS) I & II US 1982 (PHS I)
1997 (PHS II)
Polish Cohort Study (PONS) Poland 2010
The Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) Canada, US 1993
Prostate, Lung, Colorectal and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial US 1993
RERF Life Span Study, Adult Health Study, and F1 Cohorts (Hiroshima and Nagasaki) Japan 1950 (main cohort)
1958 (clinical sub-sample)
2002 (children of survivors)
The Selenium and Vitamin E Cancer Prevention Trial (SELECT) US 2001
Seventh-day Adventist Cohort Study US 2002
Shanghai Cohort Study China 1986
Shanghai Men's Health Study (SMHS) China 2001
Shanghai Women's Health Study (SWHS) China 1996
Singapore Chinese Health Study Singapore 1993
Sister Study US 2003
Southern Community Cohort Study (SCCS) US 2002
Swedish Mammography Cohort (SMC) Sweden 1987
Swedish National March Cohort Sweden 1997
UK Biobank (UKB) UK 2006
U.S. Radiologic Technologists (USRT) Cohort US 1982
Vitamins and Lifestyle (VITAL) Study US 2000
Women's Health Initiative (WHI) US 1993
Women's Health Study (WHS) US 1992
Women's Lifestyle and Health Study (WLHS) Norway, Sweden 1991, 2003

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