At the Epidemiology and Prevention Division, we conduct research in human population such as local residents, visitors for a medical examination, hospital patients, etc., using epidemiological study methods under the following objectives. Investigation of causes of cancer (establish necessary scientific basis for cancer prevention). Development of cancer prevention methods (present effective and specific cancer prevention methods based on scientific facts)

Japan Public Health Center-based Prospective Study(JPHC Study)

A long-term follow-up study investigating the association between lifestyle and incident of adult disease such as cancer, conducted in 140,000 residents in 11 public health centers areas nationwide.

Development and Evaluation of Cancer Prevention Strategies in Japan

Comprehensive evidence-based evaluation of cancer risk in the Japanese population

Sao Paulo-Japan Cancer Project

Studies on effects of environment/lifestyle changes on carcinogenesis in Japanese immigrants in Brazil (supported by Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research from the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, etc.)

Collaboration with intermational epidemiologic projects

Joining various international collaborative projects to contribute to the global cancer prevention strategies (Japan-China cooperative research works,Asia Cohort Consortium, Pooling project of Prospective Studies of Diet and Cancer, WHO Global Burden of Disease Project, etc.)

Epidemiologic Studies at RCCPS

Epidemiologic studies in examinees of Research Center for Cancer Prevention and Screening (RCCPS).

  • Epidemiological Study of Endocrine- Disrupting Chemicals in Japan
  • Hiraka Project: studies of gastric cancer prevention
  • Ecocancer Study: Cross-sectional epidemiologic study for assessing cancer risk at the population level
  • Epidemiological studies on the asso- ciation between the low mortality rate of cancer in Nagano Prefecture and agricultural products
  • Construction of a database for inve- stigation of lung cancer causes and development of new treatments