CHANCES

Consortium on Health and Ageing: Network of Cohorts in Europe and the United States

 Coordinatore HELLENIC HEALTH FOUNDATION 

 Organization address address: KAISAREIAS 13 & ALEXANDROUPOLEOS
city: ATHENS
postcode: 11527

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Antonia
Cognome: Trichopoulou
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 777 0697
Fax: +30 210 777 0771

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Greece [EL]
 Sito del progetto http://www.chancesfp7.eu
 Totale costo 15˙410˙903 €
 EC contributo 11˙932˙398 €
 Programma FP7-HEALTH
Specific Programme "Cooperation": Health
 Code Call FP7-HEALTH-2009-single-stage
 Funding Scheme CP-IP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-02-01   -   2015-01-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    HELLENIC HEALTH FOUNDATION

 Organization address address: KAISAREIAS 13 & ALEXANDROUPOLEOS
city: ATHENS
postcode: 11527

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Antonia
Cognome: Trichopoulou
Email: send email
Telefono: +30 210 777 0697
Fax: +30 210 777 0771

EL (ATHENS) coordinator 2˙350˙080.57
2    UMEA UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: UNIVERSITETOMRADET
city: UMEA
postcode: 901 87

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Sture
Cognome: Eriksson
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 90 785 8725

SE (UMEA) participant 1˙485˙255.87
3    UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

 Organization address address: GOWER STREET
city: LONDON
postcode: WC1E 6BT

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Greta
Cognome: Borg-Carbott
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 20 3108 3033
Fax: +44 20 78132849

UK (LONDON) participant 1˙019˙044.32
4    DEUTSCHES KREBSFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM

 Organization address address: Im Neuenheimer Feld 280
city: HEIDELBERG
postcode: 69120

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Bettina
Cognome: Crispin
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 6221 42 2700
Fax: +49 6221 42 2708

DE (HEIDELBERG) participant 981˙811.00
5    QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY BELFAST

 Organization address address: University Road
city: BELFAST
postcode: BT7 1NN

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Colleen
Cognome: Spence
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 28 9097 5183
Fax: +44 28 9097 5182

UK (BELFAST) participant 915˙345.42
6    ERASMUS UNIVERSITAIR MEDISCH CENTRUM ROTTERDAM

 Organization address address: 's Gravendijkwal 230
city: ROTTERDAM
postcode: 3015CE

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Koos
Cognome: Lubbe
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 10 7038484
Fax: +31 10 7038451

NL (ROTTERDAM) participant 823˙560.00
7    NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS

 Organization address address: CHRISTOU LADA 6
city: ATHENS
postcode: 10561

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Efi
Cognome: Kafentzi
Email: send email
Telefono: 302104000000
Fax: 302104000000

EL (ATHENS) participant 767˙098.80
8    TERVEYDEN JA HYVINVOINNIN LAITOS

 Organization address address: MANNERHEIMINTIE 166
city: HELSINKI
postcode: 300

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Kari
Cognome: Kuulasmaa
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 20 610 8639
Fax: +358 20 610 8338

FI (HELSINKI) participant 623˙935.88
9    RIJKSINSTITUUT VOOR VOLKSGEZONDHEIDEN MILIEU*NATIONAL INSTITUTEFOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENTEN

 Organization address address: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoeklaan 9
city: BILTHOVEN
postcode: 3721 MA

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Eugene Hjm
Cognome: Jansen
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 30 2742940
Fax: +31 30 2744446

NL (BILTHOVEN) participant 533˙090.00
10    CENTRE INTERNATIONAL DE RECHERCHE SUR LE CANCER

 Organization address address: Cours Albert-Thomas 150
city: LYON CEDEX 08
postcode: 69372

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Olaf
Cognome: Kelm
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 4 72738494
Fax: +33 4 72738564

FR (LYON CEDEX 08) participant 474˙232.00
11    The Brigham and Women's Hospital, Inc.

 Organization address address: Francis Street 75
city: Boston
postcode: 2115

contact info
Nome: Eleni
Cognome: Ryals
Email: send email
Telefono: +1 617 954 9660
Fax: +1 617 954 9680

US (Boston) participant 443˙280.00
12    KRAEFTENS BEKAEMPELSE

 Organization address address: Strandboulevarden 49
city: KOEBENHAVN
postcode: 2100

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Claus
Cognome: Skytte Rasmussen
Email: send email
Telefono: +45 3525 7633
Fax: +45 3525 7731

DK (KOEBENHAVN) participant 402˙220.00
13    BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL

 Organization address address: GAUSS-STRASSE 20
city: WUPPERTAL
postcode: 42119

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Ulrike
Cognome: Hartig
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 202 439 3806
Fax: +49 202 439 2174

DE (WUPPERTAL) participant 372˙579.98
14    WAGENINGEN UNIVERSITY

 Organization address address: DROEVENDAALSESTEEG 4
city: WAGENINGEN
postcode: 6708 PB

contact info
Nome: Jos
Cognome: Teunissen
Email: send email
Telefono: +31 317 485313
Fax: +31 317 484132

NL (WAGENINGEN) participant 356˙725.00
15    UNIVERSITETET I TROMSOE

 Organization address address: Hansine Hansens veg 14
city: TROMSO
postcode: 9037

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Anne
Cognome: Fismen
Email: send email
Telefono: 4777644826
Fax: 4777644832

NO (TROMSO) participant 212˙999.16
16    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Nome: Kathrin
Cognome: Axt
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 89 38602 354
Fax: +49 89 38602 199

DE (MUENCHEN) participant 141˙529.77
17    UNIVERSITAET MANNHEIM

 Organization address address: Schloss
city: MANNHEIM
postcode: 68131

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Axel
Cognome: Börsch-Supan
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 621 181 1861
Fax: +49 621 181 1863

DE (MANNHEIM) participant 29˙610.23

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quality    ageing    life    chronic    osteoporosis    statistical    economic    socio    cancer    chances    related    network    population    diabetes    additional    countries    health    populations    project    groups    elderly    disabilities    data    implications    cardiovascular    determinants    diseases    scientific    fractures    cohort    disease    outcomes    age    mortality    cohorts   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'CHANCES aims at combining and integrating on-going cohort studies in order to produce evidence on ageing-related health characteristics and determinants in Europe, and their socio-economic implications. 15 cohorts participate, covering populations from 18 EU Member States, 4 associate countries, and 3 additional countries. The combination of these different studies would lead to an integrated approach to the study of health in the elderly. CHANCES will address 5 main types of health related characteristics: (i) incidence of chronic conditions, disabilities and mortality; (ii) prevalence of chronic conditions and disabilities; (iii) health-related determinants of chronic conditions and disabilities; (iv) ageing-related characteristics as determinants of chronic condition, disabilities and mortality; and (v) social and economic implications of chronic conditions, disabilities and mortality in the elderly. Analyses will be conducted in subjects aged 50-59, 60-69 and 70 years. Health-related determinants comprise (i) socio-economic factors (e.g., education, income), (ii) environmental factors (e.g., occupational exposures), (iii) lifestyle factors (e.g., tobacco smoking, alcohol drinking), and (iv) nutritional factors (e.g., BMI, dietary patterns), in addition to biomakers and genetic factors. 4 major groups of chronic conditions and disabilities will be studied: (i) cancer; (ii) diabetes and cardiovascular diseases; (iii) fractures and osteoporosis; (iv) cognitive function and Alzheimer disease. Information on other conditions and disabilities (e.g., eye diseases, chronic respiratory conditions) will be also collected if available. Mortality will be assessed in terms of age-specific rates a well as DALYs. A health module will be developed, to be applied to other population surveys. Additionally, the study will generate a unique resource for additional studies on health and its determinants in the elderly. Provisions will be made to allow for this work to be extended.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

A major challenge facing modern societies is how they will deal with the ageing of populations; as mortality, morbidity and disability increase steeply with age. An EU-funded initiative has been established to obtain comprehensive data on diverse health outcomes and determinants to improve health and quality of life for the elderly.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

High-quality data ideally needs to be based on repeated unbiased measurements from large ageing population samples around the world. No single database fulfilling all these criteria exists in Europe and to establish such a study is prohibitively expensive.

A more efficient approach was taken by the 'Consortium on health and ageing: Network of cohorts in Europe and the United States' (CHANCES) project. Researchers aim to combine and integrate ongoing cohort studies to collate data on ageing-related health traits and determinants as well as their socioeconomic implications.

The project analysed 15 cohorts from Europe and North America in order to gather new information on the health of ageing populations. Researchers addressed four major groups of chronic conditions and disabilities: cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, bone fractures and osteoporosis, and dementia.

Project partners defined and documented a total of 204 harmonised variables as part of a dynamic and continuous process for new research topics. Progress in harmonising research data across CHANCES cohorts was followed by a large increase in the number of research proposals, bringing together experts from different partner institutions, research areas and scientific disciplines.

A network of statisticians drawn from CHANCES partners provided additional analytical support and identified relevant statistical issues that needed to be addressed. Furthermore, a structure was created and refined in the CHANCES Wiki to document CHANCES data analysis, share programme code and provide a discussion forum for statistical issues.

Project outcomes will increase scientific knowledge about the factors affecting major health and disease outcomes in the elderly. Besides contributing to a better quality of life for Europe's senior citizens, this initiative will create a platform for future collaborative projects on ageing cohorts.

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