AGRICOH represents a formidable vehicle for studying cancer, respiratory, neurologic, and auto-immune diseases, reproductive and allergic disorders, injuries and mortality in association with a wide array of exposures in participating cohort studies and also in under-studied settings. To this end the consortium will strive to identify new participating agricultural cohorts in medium- and low-income countries.
AGRICOH is open to researchers interested in investigating health outcomes (e.g. cancer, respiratory illnesses, many others) in association with exposures present during farming and in the agricultural environment. Complete procedures describing decision-making on the pooling of data in support of proposed projects are being developed and will be posted on this website in the near future.
New cohort from Chile joins AGRICOH
During the 15 January 2014 conference call of the Steering Group it was agreed to ask the AGRICOH consortium to welcome the Maule Cohort. This is a soon to start 10-year general population study of 10,000 45-75 year-old adults residing in the Maule Region of Chile (Molina County), which includes approximately 3,000 agricultural workers.
This cohort is interested in studying chronic diseases (cardiovascular, cancer, respiratory) in association with environmental, occupational and lifestyle exposures. The cohort is part of the recently created Advanced Center for Chronic Diseases (ACDDIS) in Chile; P.I. is Sergio Lavanderos and alternate P.I. is Catterina Ferreccio. Dr. Ferreccio, MD, PhD, from the Department of Public Health, Catholic University of Chile, is the cohort coordinator.
The 2013 AGRICOH Annual Meeting
The 2013 AGRICOH Annual Meeting took place on 18 June at the Academic Building of Utrecht University in downtown Utrecht. Twenty-six members of the consortium representing 16 cohorts, IRAS and IARC attended the informative and convivial meeting tracing progress and guiding future directions for sub-groups and the consortium
Group attending the 2013 annual AGRICOH Meeting
Venue of meeting, Academic Building, Utrecht University