The collection of data started in the Norwegian Women and Cancer (NOWAC) cohort study in 1991. After 15 years the cohort consist of questionnaire information from 170 000 women with repeated collection of information after 4-6 years (2 or 3 times) and a biobank with more than 60 000 blood samples.
Ongoing collection of questionnaires and biological samples:
Collection of biopsies from breast tissue
– malignant tumours
– normal tissue
The NOWAC Epidemiology study group
At present the researcher group in the NOWAC study consists of 3 professors, 4 associate professors and 6 postdocs. In addition, the group in Norway has several PhD students, and a technical staff.