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A Network of Investigator Networks in Human Genome Epidemiology Table

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TABLE 1: International network-registries in human genome epidemiology
Field Network-registry Type* No. of teams (no. in thousands)† Principal contact(s)
Parkinson Disease
Genetic Epidemiology of Parkinson Disease (GEO-PD) consortium
D (CC>C)
18 (10)
D. M. Maraganore (
HIV‡ infection
International Meta-Analysis of HIV Host Genetics
D (C>CC)
30 (7)
T. R. O’Brien (
Cardiovascular disease
Fibrinogen Studies Collaboration and Emerging Risk Factors Collaboration (new genetics component being launched)
D (C)
50 (200)
Craniofacial anomalies
Craniofacial anomalies network developed by the International Collaborative Research on Craniofacial Anomalies Project
D (CC)
9 (4)
J. Little (
Internet Web address:
Genetic Markers for Osteoporosis (GENOMOS)
D (C>CC)
10 (30)
A. G. Uitterlinden (
Antiphospholipid syndrome
International Meta-analysis of Antiphospholipid Syndrome Genetics
D (CC>C)
9 (4)
J. P. A. Ioannidis (
Child growth and metabolism
Birth Cohorts Consortium
D (C)
24 (55)
M.-R. Jarvelin (
Preterm birth
Preterm Birth International Collaborative (PREBIC)/Preterm Birth and Genetics International Alliances (PREGENIA)
D (C, CC)
10 (20)
Cancer, cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, aging
European Prospective Investigation on Cancer, chronic diseases and nutrition (EPIC)
D, E (C)
521 (120)
E. Riboli (
International Lymphoma Epidemiology Consortium (InterLymph)
D (CC>C)
15 (20)
P. Hartge (, P. Boffetta (
Lung cancer
International Lung Cancer Consortium (ILCCO)
D (CC>C)
30 (51)
R. Hung (
Head and neck cancer
International Head and Neck Cancer Consortium (INHANCE)
D (CC)
13 (28)
M. Hashibe (
Melanoma Genetics Consortium (GenoMel)
D (CC)
12 (3)
J. A. Newton Bishop (; Internet Web address:
Pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic Cancer: Genetic Epidemiology (PACGENE) Consortium
D (CC)
10 (5)
G. Petersen (
Breast cancer and prostate cancer
Breast and Prostate Cancer and Hormone- Related Variants Cohort Consortium
D (C)
6 (13 + 20)
Brain tumors
Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium (BTEC)
D (CC)
Breast cancer and colon cancer
Breast and Colon Cancer Family Registries
10 (34 + 30)
I. L. Andrulis, N. M. Lindor (
Cancer Genetics Network (CGN)/Informatics Technology Group
D (C)
8 (24)
Radiation and breast cancer
Women’s, Environmental, Cancer, and Radiation Epidemiology (WECARE) Study Consortium
E (CC)
15 (2)
J. Bernstein (
Environmental carcinogens
International Collaborative Study on Genetic Susceptibility to Environmental Carcinogens (GSEC)
E (CC)
130 (58)
Assisted reproduction
International Pooled Analysis of Children Born after Assisted Procedures (APIKIDS)
E (C)
6 (7)
DNA repair genes and cancer
Web-based meta-analysis on DNA repair and cancer risk
G (CC>C)
Other cancer-related networks
D, G (C/CC)
D. Seminara (
D. M. Winn (
Proposals for other networks
Human Genome Epidemiology Network (HuGENet™)
J. P. A. Ioannidis (
M. Khoury (

* D, disease-based network; CC>C, mostly case-control but also cohort studies included; C>CC, mostly cohort but also case-control studies included; C, cohort studies included; CC, case-control studies included; E, exposure-based network; G, gene-based network.
† In determining the number of teams, multicenter teams counted as one team, and the number of investigators may be much larger; numbers in parentheses show the approximate total number of subjects in the compiled databases.
‡ HIV, human immunodeficiency virus.