Case control study of risk factors of melanoma

This study is part of the collection Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Håkan Olsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Oncology and Pathology

Description:

Since 1988, individuals affected by melanoma in Southern Sweden has been interviewed and the cohort now consists of 3000 cases. For each case, two controls are randomly selected from the Skåne population registry and matched for sex, age and place of residence. The same questions have been sent also to the controls. These questions concern, among others, past illnesses, medication, exposure to UV light, alcohol, smoking, use of oral contraceptivesion and education. All patients with familial melanoma have been analyzed for a CDKN2A mutation. During 1995-96 blood was collected from all patients, but beyond that they have only blood collected from cases with familiar melanoma, cases aged under 40 and cases with multiple melanoma. The study is still ongoing.

Responsible department/unit:

Creator/Principal investigator(s):

Håkan Olsson - Lund University, Faculty of Medicine, The Division of Oncology and Pathology

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0103

Purpose:

The aim of the study is to create a cohort of patients with melanoma and controls to study risk factors for the disease.

Description:

Since 1988, individuals affected by melanoma in Southern Sweden has been interviewed and the cohort now consists of 3000 cases. For each case, two controls are randomly selected from the Skåne population registry and matched for sex, age and place of residence. The same questions have been sent also to the controls. These questions concern, among others, past illnesses, medication, exposure to UV light, alcohol, smoking, use of oral contraceptivesion and education. All patients with familial melanoma have been analyzed for a CDKN2A mutation. During 1995-96 blood was collected from all patients, but beyond that they have only blood collected from cases with familiar melanoma, cases aged under 40 and cases with multiple melanoma. The study is still ongoing.

Time period(s) investigated:

1988 — ongoing

1995 — 1996

Geographic spread:

Geographic description: Southern Sweden

Unit of analysis:

Population:

Individuals affected by melanoma in Southern Sweden and controls matched for sex, age and place of residence.

Sampling procedure:

Probability: Systematic random

Biobank is connected to the study:

Yes

Contact person for questions about the data:

Håkan Olsson

Is part of collection at SND:

Scania Metadatabase for Epidemiology (SME)

Available documentation:

Publications

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Westerdahl J, Olsson H, Måsbäck A, Ingvar C, Jonsson N, Brandt L, Jönsson PE, Möller T. Use of sunbeds or sunlamps and malignant melanoma in southern Sweden. Am J Epidemiol. 1994 Oct 15;140(8):691-9.
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Dataset EXT 0103-001

Study of risk factors for melanoma - cases

Description:

Dataset includes the cases in the study.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1988

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1995 — 1996

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Number of individuals/objects:

3000

Dataset EXT 0103-002

Study of risk factors for melanoma - controls

Description:

Dataset includes the control group in the study.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1988

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Mode of collection: Physical measurements and tests

Time period(s) for data collection: 1995 — 1996

Source of the data: Population group, Biological samples

Number of individuals/objects:

6000