Case control study for soft tissue sarcoma - Cases
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Håkan Olsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Oncology and Pathology
Lund University - Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Oncology and Pathology
The etiology of soft tissue sarcomas is largely unknown. For this study, which started in 1988 and still is in progress, information has been collected from individuals with soft tissue sarcomas and also from healthy controls. All patients, 15 years of age and older, diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma (excluding those with tumors of the uterus) in southern Sweden have been identified from Southern Swedish regional tumor registry. Until 2009 there were 1261 individuals who were contacted and asked if they could answer a questionnaire. The questionnaire contained questions relating to past illnesses and medication, previous radiation therapy, occupation, height, weight, reproduction, use of oral contraceptives and other exposure to hormonal substances. Two controls per case were randomly selected from the population registry with matching criterias gender, age and place of residence. Of the 1261 identified cases, 967 (77%) responded to the questionnaire. After exclusion of some individuals due to misclassification 855 cases and 2021 controls remained. Due to the lack of available controls for 22... Show more..
To study risk factors for soft tissue sarcoma
Data collection is ongoing. In 2009, the study consisted of 634 cases. Show less..
Unit of analysis
All patients, 15 years of age and older, diagnosed with soft tissue sarcoma (excluding those with tumors of the uterus) in southern Sweden, identified from the Southern Swedish regional tumor registry.
Time period(s) investigated
1988 – Ongoing
Number of individuals/objects
Data format / data structure
- Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire
- Time period(s) for data collection: 1988–ongoing
- Source of the data: Population group
Geographic description: Södra Sverige
Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Oncology and Pathology
Wagner P, Alvegård T, Ranstam J, Rydholm A, Vult von Steyern F, Olsson H. Oral contraceptive use, parity, and constitutional characteristics. Cancer Causes Control. 2014 Sep;25(9):1167-77. doi: 10.1007/s10552-014-0420-4.
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