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American Cancer Society Cohort Studies

The American Cancer Society has conducted numerous cohort studies that provide a wealth of data to help in the fight against cancer. The first of these, the Hammond-Horn Study, was initiated in 1952. It was a prospective cohort study designed to research the effects of tobacco smoking on cancer death rates, as well as death rates from other diseases. With the help of volunteers, 188,000 adult men were recruited for this study and followed yearly through 1955. The Hammond-Horn Study paved the way for the cancer prevention studies (CPS-I, CPS-II, and CPS-3), which began in 1959 and are continuing today. The CPS-I, CPS-II Baseline, and CPS-II Nutrition cohorts studies have produced at least 117, 163, and 34 publications, respectively.

Cancer Prevention Study I

For the CPS-I, ...

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