EPIC Centres

IARC

  Background | Scientists | Funding  | Activities 

International Agency for Research on Cancer
150, Cours Albert Thomas
69372 Lyon cedex 08, France
http://www.iarc.fr

Background

The master EPIC database is hosted by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC, Lyon, France), which is responsible for the maintenance of lifestyle exposure (including diet) and follow-up data (cancer end-points and vital status). Data were centralized at IARC from the EPIC participating centres. IARC also hosts and maintains the EPIC biorepository. Various IARC scientists are involved in the coordination of research activity. This also includes the leadership of and/or participation in specific working groups, as well as participation in projects on diet, biomarkers of diet, other lifestyle and genetic factors, and specific cancer sites.
  Males Females Number of participants Percentage of EPIC cohort
EPIC-Europe 153 427 367 903 521 330 100%

Scientists

Principal Investigators

Dr Marc Gunter
Principal Investigator
Section Head
Nutrition and Metabolism Section
Lyon, France
Dr Paul Brennan
Principal Investigator
Section Head
Genetics Section
Lyon, France
Slimani Dr Nadia Slimani
Group Head
Nutrition and Metabolism Section 
Lyon, France
Ferrari

Dr Mattias Johansson
Genetics Section
Lyon, France

Ferrari

Dr Pietro Ferrari
Nutrition and Metabolism Section
Lyon, France

Rinaldi Dr Sabina Rinaldi
Nutrition and Metabolism Section 
Lyon, France
Jenab Dr Mazda Jenab
Nutrition and Metabolism Section 
Lyon, France

Funding

Financial support is provided by:
  • International Agency for Research on Cancer-World Health Organization (IARC-WHO)

Research Activities

  • Coordination of scientific research activity in EPIC, including participation in specific working groups
  • Coordination of the master EPIC database
  • Coordination of the EPIC biobank
  • Studies on diet and cancer
  • Studies on hormones, biomarkers, and genetic factors and cancer.