Accession Number : ADA337869

Title :   Active Follow-Up of Participants of a Population-Based Specimen Bank (Plasma, DNA, RBC).

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. 1 Oct 96-30 Sep 97,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD

Personal Author(s) : Helzlsouer, Kathy J.

PDF Url : ADA337869

Report Date : OCT 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 43

Abstract : The purpose of this proposal was to expand the resources of our existing population-based specimen bank by updating baseline information and obtaining information on breast cancer risk factors so that gene-environment interactions leading to breast cancer may be investigated. I J. From May through November 1989, 32,320 specimens were collected in Washington County, Maryland for a research specimen bank (CLUE II). At the time of blood collection participants gave a brief medical history, completed a food frequency questionnaire and returned a toenail clipping. The purpose of the follow-up study is to expand the resources of the existing population- based specimen bank by updating baseline information and obtaining information on breast cancer risk factors so that gene-environment interactions leading to breast cancer cancer may be investigated.

Descriptors :   *QUESTIONNAIRES, *BREAST CANCER, FREQUENCY, RISK, POPULATION, DEOXYRIBONUCLEIC ACIDS, MEDICINE, BASE LINES, HISTORY, FOOD, COLLECTION, BLOOD.

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE