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STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology – Molecular Epidemiology (STROBE-ME): An Extension of the STROBE Statement

  • Valentina Gallo mail,

    v.gallo@imperial.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom, Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom

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  • Matthias Egger,

    Affiliation: Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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  • Valerie McCormack,

    Affiliation: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Lyon, France

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  • Peter B. Farmer,

    Affiliation: Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom

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  • John P. A. Ioannidis,

    Affiliations: Stanford Prevention Research Centre, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America, Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece

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  • Micheline Kirsch-Volders,

    Affiliation: Laboratory for Cell Genetics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium

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  • Giuseppe Matullo,

    Affiliations: HuGeF Human Genetics Foundation, Turin, Italy, Department of Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy

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  • David H. Phillips,

    Affiliation: Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, United Kingdom

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  • Bernadette Schoket,

    Affiliation: National Institute of Environmental Health, Budapest, Hungary

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  • Ulf Stromberg,

    Affiliation: Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden

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  • Roel Vermeulen,

    Affiliation: Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Division Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands

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  • Christopher Wild,

    Affiliation: International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Lyon, France

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  • Miquel Porta,

    Affiliation: Institut Municipal d'Investigacio Medica (IMIM), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

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  • Paolo Vineis

    Affiliations: HuGeF Human Genetics Foundation, Turin, Italy, MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Published: October 25, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1001117

About the Authors

Valentina Gallo
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Valentina Gallo
Social and Environmental Health Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
Matthias Egger
Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland
Valerie McCormack, Christopher Wild
International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) Lyon, France
Peter B. Farmer
Department of Cancer Studies and Molecular Medicine, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
John P. A. Ioannidis
Stanford Prevention Research Centre, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States of America
John P. A. Ioannidis
Department of Hygiene and Epidemiology, University of Ioannina School of Medicine, Ioannina, Greece
Micheline Kirsch-Volders
Laboratory for Cell Genetics, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
Giuseppe Matullo, Paolo Vineis
HuGeF Human Genetics Foundation, Turin, Italy
Giuseppe Matullo
Department of Genetics, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
David H. Phillips
Institute of Cancer Research, Sutton, United Kingdom
Bernadette Schoket
National Institute of Environmental Health, Budapest, Hungary
Ulf Stromberg
Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, Lund University, Lund, Sweden
Roel Vermeulen
Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences (IRAS), Division Environmental Epidemiology, Utrecht University, Utrecht, the Netherlands
Miquel Porta
Institut Municipal d'Investigacio Medica (IMIM), Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Paolo Vineis
MRC-HPA Centre for Environment and Health, School of Public Health, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom

Corresponding Author

Email: v.gallo@imperial.ac.uk

Competing Interests

JPAI is a member of the PLoS Medicine Editorial Board. All other authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VG ME JPAI US PV. Performed the experiments: VG ME VMC PBF JPAI MKV GM DHP BS US RV CW MP PV. Analyzed the data: VG ME VMC PBF JPAI MKV GM DHP BS US RV CW MP PV. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: VG ME VMC JPAI US MP PV. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: VG ME VMC PBF JPAI MKV GM DHP BS US RV CW MP PV. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: VG ME VMC PBF JPAI MKV GM DHP BS US RV CW MP PV. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: VG ME VMC PBF JPAI MKV GM DHP BS US RV CW MP PV.