The Stomach cancer Pooling (StoP) Project is a consortium of epidemiological studies of gastric cancer.
The project started in July 2012, based on a core group of 10 studies. Several investigators joined the project during the last 5 years, and the consortium now counts over 30 studies from different world areas.
The main aim of the StoP Project is to examine the role of several lifestyle and genetic determinants in the aetiology of gastric cancer, through pooled analyses of individual-level data, after central collection and validation of the original datasets.
The full study design and presentation of the StoP Project have been described in the European Journal of Cancer Prevention:
Findings on risk factors for gastric cancer in the StoP Project:
Cigarette smoking and gastric cancer in the Stomach Cancer Pooling (StoP) Project. Praud D, Rota M, Pelucchi C, Bertuccio P, Rosso T, Galeone C, Zhang ZF, Matsuo K, Ito H, Hu J, Johnson KC, Yu GP, Palli D, Ferraroni M, Muscat J, Lunet N, Peleteiro B, Malekzadeh R, Ye W, Song H, Zaridze D, Maximovitch D, Aragonés N, Castaño-Vinyals G, Vioque J, Navarrete-Muñoz EM, Pakseresht M, Pourfarzi F, Wolk A, Orsini N, Bellavia A, Håkansson N, Mu L, Pastorino R, Kurtz RC, Derakhshan MH, Lagiou A, Lagiou P, Boffetta P, Boccia S, Negri E, La Vecchia C. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2016 Aug 24. [Epub ahead of print]. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27560662
The StoP Project is a consortium of epidemiological studies of gastric cancer.
Inclusion criteria for study participation are:
Investigators interested in joining the consortium, or requiring further information, should write an e-mail to: