Cancer-specific Studies in the NCI Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics
Esophageal and Gastric Cancer
Body Mass Index, Physical Activity, and Esophageal and Gastric Cancer
The NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study examined physical activity and body mass index (BMI) in relation to esophageal adenocarcinoma (EADC), gastric cardia adenocarcinoma, and gastric non-cardia adenocarcinoma. Results are summarized on the web site.
Golestan Cohort Study
This cohort study is evaluating the environmental and genetic risk factors for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) in Golestan Province, Iran. The study is led by the Digestive Disease Research Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences in collaboration with DCEG and the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in Lyon. Annual follow-up is ongoing.