Case control study for soft tissue sarcoma

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:

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

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Creator/Principal investigator(s):

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

Identifiers:

SND-ID: EXT 0137

Purpose:

To study risk factors for soft tissue sarcoma

Description:

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

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Time period(s) investigated:

1988 — ongoing

Data collection:

Mode of collection: Self-administered questionnaire

Time period(s) for data collection: 1988

Source of the data: Population group

Unit of analysis:

Population:

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.

Sampling procedure:

Non-probability

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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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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Dataset EXT 0137-001

Study of risk factors for soft tissue sarcoma-cases

Description:

Data collection is ongoing. In 2009, the study consisted of 634 cases.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Number of individuals/objects:

634

Dataset EXT 0137-002

Study of risk factors for soft tissue sarcoma-controls

Description:

Data collection is ongoing. In 2009, the study consisted of 1251 cases.

Data format / data structure:

Numeric

Number of individuals/objects:

1251