|Grant Number:||5R01CA039742-29 Interpret this number|
|Primary Investigator:||Lazovich, Deann|
|Organization:||University Of Minnesota|
|Project Title:||Epidemiology of Cancer in a Cohort of Older Women|
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The Iowa Women's Health Study (IWHS) began in 1986 as a longitudinal cohort study to determine whether diet, body fat distribution, and other risk factors were related to cancer incidence among 41,836 post- menopausal women aged 55-69 years. Exposure and lifestyle information was collected in a baseline mailed survey in 1986, and five follow-up surveys in 1987, 1989, 1992, 1997 and 2004. Cancer incidence and mortality have been obtained by annual linkage with the Iowa Cancer Registry (a SEER cancer registry) and the National Death Index since 1986. The project has been extremely productive, with more than 260 research publications published to date. We propose, in this 5-year renewal, to continue to address important questions related to cancer in older women. The cohort is becoming especially informative with regard to less common cancers, and for lifestyle predictors of cancer occurrence and survival among the elderly. We also propose new linkages to sources of community-level data that will allow us to study how an individual's social and physical environment influences their cancer risk. These data sources include the Area Resource File (US Department of Health and Human Services), US Census Data, and data from the Rural Development Initiative Study based at Iowa State University. Our specific aims for the proposed funding period are to: 1) continue to follow the IWHS cohort, who are now 78-92 years old, through a total of 27 years (1986-2012), 2) expand our ongoing investigations of risk factors for incident cancers among women, 3) determine the factors associated with quality of life and mortality among female cancer survivors, and 4) determine the associations between community-level social and environmental characteristics and cancer outcomes and quality of life among elderly women. Continuation of funding for the IWHS is vital not only to completion of the research described in the specific aims, but is also key to supporting existing and several planned ancillary studies. The IWHS is also an active participant in several consortia of cohort studies. The combination of the extensive exposure and follow-up data already collected, linkage with community-level data that will be obtained at no cost, a productive research team, and the important research questions that are proposed make a 5-year continuation of the IWHS an extremely cost-effective means towards improving public health.
A pooled analysis of waist circumference and mortality in 650,000 adults.
Authors: Cerhan JR, Moore SC, Jacobs EJ, Kitahara CM, Rosenberg PS, Adami HO, Ebbert JO, English DR, Gapstur SM, Giles GG, Horn-Ross PL, Park Y, Patel AV, Robien K, Weiderpass E, Willett WC, Wolk A, Zeleniuch-Jacquotte A, Hartge P, Bernstein L, Berrington de Gonzalez A
Source: Mayo Clin Proc, 2014 Mar;89(3), p. 335-45.
Anthropometric, medical history and lifestyle risk factors for myeloproliferative neoplasms in the Iowa Women's Health Study cohort.
Authors: Leal AD, Thompson CA, Wang AH, Vierkant RA, Habermann TM, Ross JA, Mesa RA, Virnig BA, Cerhan JR
Source: Int J Cancer, 2014 Apr 1;134(7), p. 1741-50.
EPub date: 2013 Oct 15.
Intake of coffee, caffeine and other methylxanthines and risk of Type I vs Type II endometrial cancer.
Authors: Uccella S, Mariani A, Wang AH, Vierkant RA, Cliby WA, Robien K, Anderson KE, Cerhan JR
Source: Br J Cancer, 2013 Oct 1;109(7), p. 1908-13.
EPub date: 2013 Sep 10.
Diet quality indexes and mortality in postmenopausal women: the Iowa Women's Health Study.
Authors: Mursu J, Steffen LM, Meyer KA, Duprez D, Jacobs DR Jr
Source: Am J Clin Nutr, 2013 Aug;98(2), p. 444-53.
Type I and II endometrial cancers: have they different risk factors?
Authors: Setiawan VW, Yang HP, Pike MC, McCann SE, Yu H, Xiang YB, Wolk A, Wentzensen N, Weiss NS, Webb PM, van den Brandt PA, van de Vijver K, Thompson PJ, Australian National Endometrial Cancer Study Group, Strom BL, Spurdle AB, Soslow RA, Shu XO, Schairer C, Sacerdote C, Rohan TE, Robien K, Risch HA, Ricceri F, Rebbeck TR, Rastogi R, Prescott J, Polidoro S, Park Y, Olson SH, Moysich KB, Miller AB, McCullough ML, Matsuno RK, Magliocco AM, Lurie G, Lu L, Lissowska J, Liang X, Lacey JV Jr, Kolonel LN, Henderson BE, Hankinson SE, Håkansson N, Goodman MT, Gaudet MM, Garcia-Closas M, Friedenreich CM, Freudenheim JL, Doherty J, De Vivo I, Courneya KS, Cook LS, Chen C, Cerhan JR, Cai H, Brinton LA, Bernstein L, Anderson KE, Anton-Culver H, Schouten LJ, Horn-Ross PL
Source: J Clin Oncol, 2013 Jul 10;31(20), p. 2607-18.
EPub date: 2013 Jun 3.
Duration of diabetes and pancreatic cancer in a case-control study in the Midwest and the Iowa Women's Health Study (IWHS) cohort.
Authors: Henry SA, Prizment AE, Anderson KE
Source: JOP, 2013 May 10;14(3), p. 243-9.
EPub date: 2013 May 10.
Reproductive, lifestyle, and anthropometric risk factors for cancer in elderly women.
Authors: Poynter JN, Inoue-Choi M, Ross JA, Jacobs DR Jr, Robien K
Source: Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev, 2013 Apr;22(4), p. 681-7.
EPub date: 2013 Feb 19.
Diabetes and risk of bladder cancer among postmenopausal women in the Iowa Women's Health Study.
Authors: Prizment AE, Anderson KE, Yuan JM, Folsom AR
Source: Cancer Causes Control, 2013 Mar;24(3), p. 603-8.
EPub date: 2013 Jan 8.
Associations between intake of folate and related micronutrients with molecularly defined colorectal cancer risks in the Iowa Women's Health Study.
Authors: Razzak AA, Oxentenko AS, Vierkant RA, Tillmans LS, Wang AH, Weisenberger DJ, Laird PW, Lynch CF, Anderson KE, French AJ, Haile RW, Harnack LJ, Potter JD, Slager SL, Smyrk TC, Thibodeau SN, Cerhan JR, Limburg PJ
Source: Nutr Cancer, 2012;64(7), p. 899-910.