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Exposures and Cancer Among Women

Shanghai Women's Health Study

The Shanghai Women's Health Study, a collaborative study by NCI, Vanderbilt University, and the Shanghai Cancer Institute, is a prospective cohort study of approximately 75,000 women, which aims to evaluate the causes of cancer among Chinese women. More information on the Shanghai Women's Health Study.

Gender Differences in Occupational Exposures

DCEG investigators evaluate whether exposure assessment efforts need to account for gender differences in exposure.  Study participants’ responses to lifetime occupational history questionnaires and more detailed occupation- and industry-specific modules that have been collected in several case-control studies provide an opportunity to evaluate potential gender differences in exposure patterns.  The participants’ occupational questionnaire responses from the New England Bladder Cancer Case-Control Study, U.S. Renal Cell Carcinoma Study, and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma-SEER Study have been pooled to evaluate gender differences in work patterns, the reporting of specific work tasks (e.g., degreasing metal parts, painting, use of sterilizing agents) and the frequency of performing those tasks.

For more information, contact Melissa Friesen.