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Pre-diagnostic concordance with the WCRF/AICR guidelines and survival in European colorectal cancer patients: a cohort study

  • Dora Romaguera1, 2, 3Email author,
  • Heather Ward1,
  • Petra A Wark4,
  • Anne-Claire Vergnaud1,
  • Petra H Peeters1, 5,
  • Carla H van Gils5,
  • Pietro Ferrari6,
  • Veronika Fedirko7, 8,
  • Mazda Jenab6,
  • Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault9, 10, 11,
  • Laure Dossus9, 10, 11,
  • Laureen Dartois9, 10, 11,
  • Camilla Plambeck Hansen12,
  • Christina Catherine Dahm12,
  • Genevieve Buckland13,
  • María José Sánchez14, 15,
  • Miren Dorronsoro15, 16,
  • Carmen Navarro15, 17, 18,
  • Aurelio Barricarte15, 19,
  • Timothy J Key20,
  • Antonia Trichopoulou21, 22,
  • Christos Tsironis21,
  • Pagona Lagiou22, 23, 24,
  • Giovanna Masala25,
  • Valeria Pala26,
  • Rosario Tumino27,
  • Paolo Vineis1, 28,
  • Salvatore Panico29,
  • H Bas Bueno-de-Mesquita1, 30, 31, 32,
  • Peter D Siersema31,
  • Bodil Ohlsson33,
  • Karin Jirström34,
  • Maria Wennberg35,
  • Lena M Nilsson36,
  • Elisabete Weiderpass37, 38, 39, 40,
  • Tilman Kühn41,
  • Verena Katzke41,
  • Kay-Tee Khaw42,
  • Nick J Wareham43,
  • Anne Tjønneland44,
  • Heiner Boeing45,
  • José R Quirós46,
  • Marc J Gunter1,
  • Elio Riboli1 and
  • Teresa Norat1
BMC Medicine201513:107

Received: 10 December 2014

Accepted: 20 March 2015

Published: 7 May 2015

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7 May 2015 Article published 10.1186/s12916-015-0332-5

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, St. Mary’s Campus, London, UK
Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria de Palma (IdISPa), Hospital Universitario Son Espases, Research Unit I-1, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
CIBER Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBEROBN), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Global eHealth Unit, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, The Reynolds Building, London, UK
Department of Epidemiology, Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
International Agency for Cancer Research (IARC), Lyon, France
Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, USA
Inserm (Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale), Centre for Research in Epidemiology and Population Health (CESP), U1018, Team 9, Villejuif, France
Univ Paris Sud, UMRS 1018, Villejuif, France
Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France
Section for Epidemiology, Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Aarhus C, Denmark
Unit of Nutrition, Environment and Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology Research Programme, Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO-IDIBELL), Avda. de la Granvia de l’Hospitalet, 199-203, Barcelona, Spain
Escuela Andaluza de Salud Pública, Instituto de Investigación Biosanitaria ibs. GRANADA, Hospitales Universitarios de Granada/Universidad de Granada, Campus Universitario de Cartuja, Granada, Spain
CIBER de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain
Public Health Direction and Biodonostia Basque Regional Health Department, San Sebastian, Spain
Department of Epidemiology, Murcia Regional Health Council, Murcia, Spain
Department of Health and Social Sciences, Universidad de Murcia, Campus Universitario de Espinardo, Murcia, Spain
Navarre Public Health Institute, Pamplona, Spain
Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford, Richard Doll Building, Oxford, UK
Hellenic Health Foundation, Athens, Greece
Bureau of Epidemiologic Research, Academy of Athens, Athens, Greece
Department of Hygiene, Epidemiology and Medical Statistics, University of Athens Medical School, Athens, Greece
Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
Molecular and Nutritional Epidemiology Unit, Cancer Research and Prevention Institute – ISPO, Florence, Italy
Epidemiology and Prevention Unit, Fondazione IRCCS, Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Milan, Italy
Cancer Registry and Histopathology Unit, “Civic – M.P. Arezzo” Hospital, Ragusa, Italy
HuGeF Foundation, Turin, Italy
Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Federico II University, Naples, Italy
Department for Determinants of Chronic Diseases (DCD), National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), Bilthoven, The Netherlands
Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Division of Internal Medicine, Department of Clinical Sciences, Skane University Hospital, Malmo, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Department of Clinical Sciences, Division of Oncology and Pathology, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Public Health and Clinical Medicine, Nutritional Research, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Arctic Research Centre, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden
Department of Community Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Tromsø, The Arctic University of Norway, ISM - Universitetet i Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway
Department of Research, Cancer Registry of Norway, Majorstuen, Norway
Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
Department of Genetic Epidemiology, Folkhälsan Research Center, Folkhälsan Research Center, Biomedicum 1, Haartmansgatan 8, PB 63 (B336b), FI-00014 University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Division of Cancer Epidemiology Im Neuenheimer Feld 581, Heidelberg, Germany
University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, Clinical Gerontology Unit Box 251, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
MRC Epidemiology Unit, University of Cambridge, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge, UK
Danish Cancer Society Research Center, Copenhagen, Denmark
Department of Epidemiology, German Institute of Human Nutrition Potsdam-Rehbruecke, Nuthetal, Germany
Public Health Directorate, Oviedo, Spain