The Asia Cohort Consortium
The Asia Cohort Consortium (ACC) is a collaborative effort seeking to understand the relationship between genetics, environmental exposures, and the etiology of disease through the establishment of a cohort of at least one million healthy people around the world. These participants will be followed over time to various disease endpoints, including cancer. The collaboration also involves seeking partners among existing cohorts across Asia to facilitate the exploration of specific research questions that need more immediate answers.
ACC Meeting 2014
We will be holding our 2014 Meeting May 28, 2014, in Shanghai, China, hosted by Dr. Wei Zheng of Vanderbilt University. More details will follow soon, but please see the meeting page for visa and hotel information. The ACC meeting will be immediately followed by the International Conference on Frontiers in Chronic Disease Research Prevention (5/29/14-5/31/14).
We are pleased to announce the first publications of the Asia Cohort Consortium. We are grateful to our authors, writing teams and participating cohorts for their efforts. We also thank the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for its continued support of the Coordinating Center.
Association between Body-Mass Index and Risk of Death in More Than 1 Million Asians.
N Engl J Med. 2011;364(8):719-729.
Zheng W, McLerran DF, Rolland B, Zhang X, Inoue M, Matsuo K, He J, Gupta PC, Ramadas K, Tsugane S, Irie F, Tamakoshi A, Gao YT, Wang R, Shu XO, Tsuji I, Kuriyama S, Tanaka H, Satoh H, Chen CJ, Yuan JM, Yoo KY, Ahsan H, Pan WH, Gu D, Pednekar MS, Sauvaget C, Sasazuki S, Sairenchi T, Yang G, Xiang YB, Nagai M, Suzuki T, Nishino Y, You SL, Koh WP, Park SK, Chen Y, Shen CY, Thornquist M, Feng Z, Kang D, Boffetta P, Potter JD.
Body mass index and diabetes in Asia: a cross-sectional pooled analysis of 900,000 individuals in the Asia cohort consortium.
PLoS One. 2011;6(6):e19930. Epub 2011 Jun 22.
Boffetta P, McLerran D, Chen Y, Inoue M, Sinha R, He J, Gupta PC, Tsugane S, Irie F, Tamakoshi A, Gao YT, Shu XO, Wang R, Tsuji I, Kuriyama S, Matsuo K, Satoh H, Chen CJ, Yuan JM, Yoo KY, Ahsan H, Pan WH, Gu D, Pednekar MS, Sasazuki S, Sairenchi T, Yang G, Xiang YB, Nagai M, Tanaka H, Nishino Y, You SL, Koh WP, Park SK, Shen CY, Thornquist M, Kang D, Rolland B, Feng Z, Zheng W, Potter JD.
Coordinating Centers in Cancer-Epidemiology Research: The Asia Cohort Consortium Coordinating Center
Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention. Published OnlineFirst July 29, 2011.
Rolland B, Smith BR, Potter JD.
Body mass, tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking and risk of cancer of the small intestine—a pooled analysis of over 500 000 subjects in the Asia Cohort Consortium
Annals of Oncology 2011 (Advance Access, published online December 5, 2011.)
Boffetta P, Hazelton WD, Chen Y, Sinha R, Inoue M, Gao YT, Koh WP, Shu XO, Grant EJ, Tsuji I, Nishino I, You SL, Yoo K, Yuan JM, Kim J, Tsugane S, Yang G, Wang R, Xiang YB, Ozasa K, Nagai M, Kakizaki M, Chen CJ, Park SK, Shin A, Ahsan H, Qu CX, Lee JE, Thornquist M, Rolland B, Feng Z, Zheng W, and Potter JD.
Asia Cohort Consortium: Challenges for Collaborative Research
Journal of Epidemiology. Published Online May 10, 2012.
Song M, Rolland B, Potter JD, Kang D.
Association of body mass index and risk of death from pancreas cancer in Asians: findings from the Asia Cohort Consortium
European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 22(3):244-250, May 2013.
Lin Y; Fu R; Grant, E; Chen Y; Eun Lee J; Gupta PC.; Ramadas K; Inoue M; Tsugane S; Gao YT; Tamakoshi A; Shu XO; Ozasa K; Tsuji I; Kakizaki M; Tanaka H; Chen CJ; Yoo KY; Ahn YO; Ahsan H; Pednekar MS; Sauvaget C; Sasazuki S; Yang G; Xiang YB; Ohishi W; Watanabe T; Nishino Y; Matsuo K; You SL; Park SK; Kim DH; Parvez F; Rolland B; McLerran D; Sinha R; Boffetta P; Zheng W; Thornquist M; Feng Z; Kang D; Potter JD
Meat intake and cause-specific mortality: a pooled analysis of Asian prospective cohort studies
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Online July 31, 2013.
Lee JE; McLerran DF; Rolland B; Chen Y; Grant ET; Vedanthan R; Inoue M; Tsugane S; Gao YT; Tsuji I; Kakizaki M; Ahsan H; Ahn YO; Pan WH; Ozasa K; Yoo KY; Sasazuki S; Yang G; Watanabe T; Sugawara Y; Parvez F; Kim DH; Chuang SY; Ohishi W; Park SK; Feng Z; Thornquist M; Boffetta P; Zheng W; Kang D; Potter JD; Sinha R.
Association between body mass index and cardiovascular disease mortality in east Asians and south Asians: pooled analysis of prospective data from the Asia Cohort Consortium
BMJ 2013; 347 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5446 (Published 1 October 2013).
Chen Y, Copeland WK, Vedanthan R, Grant E, Lee JE, Gu D, Gupta PC, Ramadas K, Inoue M, Tsugane S, Tamakoshi A, Gao YT, Yuan JM, Shu XO, Ozasa K, Tsuji I, Kakizaki M, Tanaka H, Nishino Y, Chen CJ, Wang R, Yoo KY, Ahn YO, Ahsan H, Pan WH, Chen CS, Pednekar MS, Sauvaget C, Sasazuki S, Yang G, Koh WP, Xiang YB, Ohishi W, Watanabe T, Sugawara Y, Matsuo K, You SL, Park SK, Kim DH, Parvez F, Chuang SY, Ge W, Rolland B, McLerran D, Sinha R, Thornquist M, Kang D, Feng Z, Boffetta P, Zheng W, He J, Potter JD.