Stomach cancer Pooling Project (StoP Project)


The Stomach cancer Pooling (StoP) Project is a consortium of epidemiological studies of gastric cancer.

The project started in July 2012, based on a core group of 10 studies. Several investigators joined the project during the last 5 years, and the consortium now counts over 30 studies from different world areas.

The main aim of the StoP Project is to examine the role of several lifestyle and genetic determinants in the aetiology of gastric cancer, through pooled analyses of individual-level data, after central collection and validation of the original datasets.

Publications related

1. Ferro A, Morais S, Rota, et al. Alcohol intake and gastric cancer: Meta-analyses of published data versus individual participant data pooled analyses (StoP Project). Cancer Epidemiol. 2018 Jun;54:125-132.

2. Ferro A, Morais S, Rota M, et al. Tobacco smoking and gastric cancer: meta-analyses of published data versus pooled analyses of individual participant data (StoP Project). Eur J Cancer Prev. 2018 May;27(3):197-204.

3. Rota M, Pelucchi C, Bertuccio P, et al. Alcohol consumption and gastric cancer risk-A pooled analysis within the StoP project consortium. Int J Cancer. 2017 Nov 15;141(10):1950-1962.

4. Praud D, Rota M, Pelucchi C, et al. Cigarette smoking and gastric cancer in the Stomach Cancer Pooling (StoP) Project. Eur J Cancer Prev. 2018 Mar;27(2):124-133.


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