Nutritional & Cancer Epidemiology

The South and East China Case Control Studies on Bladder Cancer and Prostate Cancer (SEARCH)

This hospital based case-control specifically addresses the question whether the same or different risk factors operate in a non-Caucasian population with very low incidences of bladder and prostate cancer. DNA and epidemiological information from 432 bladder cancer cases, 268 prostate cancer cases and 353 controls have been collected in Guangzhou, Wuhan, Hangzhou and Changsha. The study has recently published its first results on fluid intake and bladder cancer. Other risk factors are being analyzed.