J. Wahrendorf

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The European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) is an ongoing multi-centre prospective cohort study designed to investigate the relationship between nutrition and cancer, with the potential for studying other diseases as well. The study currently includes 519 978 participants (366 521 women and 153 457 men, mostly aged 35-70 years)(More)
The 'European Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)' represents one of the main scientific activities of the EU program 'Europe against Cancer' and is a large-scale cohort study on diet and chronic diseases, especially cancer, with approximately 475,000 study participants. The German contribution amounted to 53,000 study participants recruited(More)
The widespread use of cellular telephones has generated concern about possible adverse health effects, particularly brain tumors. In this population-based case-control study carried out in three regions of Germany, all incident cases of glioma and meningioma among patients aged 30-69 years were ascertained during 2000-2003. Controls matched on age, gender,(More)
Objectives: We examined which occupations and industries are currently at high risk for bladder cancer in men. Methods: We combined data from 11 case–control studies conducted between 1976–1996 in six European countries. The study comprised 3346 incident cases and 6840 controls, aged 30–79 years. Lifetime occupational and smoking histories were examined(More)
We investigated the role of diet in the etiology of renal cell cancer (RCC) in a multi-center, population-based case-control study conducted in Australia, Denmark, Sweden and the United States, using a shared protocol. A total of 1,185 incident histopathologically confirmed cases (698 men, 487 women) and 1,526 controls (915 men, 611 women) frequency-matched(More)
Cancer of the larynx constitutes an increasingly important problem in Polish males during the last 25 years. A population-based case-control study of laryngeal cancer among people under 65 years of age was conducted in Lower Silesia, a province in Southwest Poland, from 1986 to 1987, with 249 newly-diagnosed cancer cases and 965 controls. The estimated(More)
The primary risk factor for bladder cancer is cigarette smoking. Using a combined analysis of 11 case-control studies, we have accurately measured the relationship between cigarette smoking and bladder cancer in men. Available smoking information on 2,600 male bladder cancer cases and 5,524 male controls included duration of smoking habit, number of(More)
In an international population-based case-control study carried out in 8 centres in 6 countries, we investigated the role of specific medical conditions in the aetiology of brain tumours in adults. Recruited were 1,178 glioma and 331 meningioma cases and 2,493 age- and gender-matched population controls. Only medical conditions occurring at least 2 years(More)
BACKGROUND For use in the German part of the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) a self-administered, optically readable food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) was developed to assess individuals' usual food and nutrient intake over the past year. The food list comprised 158 food items for which the typical portion size, the(More)