Funding for this research was provided by:
Stavros Niarchos Foundation
Hellenic Health Foundation
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Received: 10 August 2017
Accepted: 13 March 2018
First Online: 17 April 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All individuals signed a written consent form, and the study was reviewed by ethics committees in the different study centers. The following are the ethics committees from the individual EPIC centers: University of Athens Medical School, Norwich District Ethics Committee, the National Committee on Health Research Ethics, Comité de Protection des Personnes, Ethics Committee of the Heidelberg University Medical School, Imperial College Research Ethics Committee, Comitato Etico Indipendente, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, Comitato Etico Locale Azienda Sanitaria di Firenze, Ethics Committee of Lund University, the Medical Ethics Committee of the University Medical Center Utrecht, regional ethics committee for northern Norway and the Norwegian Data Inspectorate, Scotland A Research Ethics Committee, Ethikkommission der Landesärztekammer Brandenburg Cottbus, Comité de Ética de Investigación Clínica (CEIC), Human Genetics Foundation Torino Ethics Committee, Umea Regional Ethical Review Board, and IARC Ethics Committee.
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