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About CASCADE

CASCADE was established in 1997, and is a collaboration between the investigators of 29 cohorts of persons with well-estimated dates of HIV seroconversion (seroconverters).

It is currently a network of epidemiologists, statisticians, virologists and clinicians from lead HIV institutions in 14 European countries, as well as Australia, Canada, and Africa.

Seroconverters are enrolled into the individual cohorts locally and nationally and are typically followed up life-long.

CASCADE’s main aim is to monitor newly infected individuals and those already enrolled in studies, covering the entire duration of HIV infection.

The main premise is that through pooling data we are able to address issues that cannot be reliably addressed from single studies alone.

CASCADE is now part of EuroCoord.

Further details about CASCADE


CASCADE brochure now available to download

The CASCADE brochure showcases just some of the many research achievements of CASCADE during the recent funding term 2006-2010.

If you would like a hard copy of the brochure, please contact the Study Coordinator.  


Download the CASCADE brochure

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Latest news

May 2013

Competing Risks Guide and public access dataset

A Competing Risks guide is now available to download here and the accompanying dataset to download here. This is a freely available guide and should be cited as: A Practical Guide on Modeling Competing Risk Data by Giorgos Bakoyannis and Giota Touloumi on behalf of CASCADE Collaboration.

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Steering Committee

Julia Del Amo (Chair)
Laurence Meyer (Vice Chair)
Heiner Bucher
Genevičve Chęne
Osamah Hamouda
Deenan Pillay
Maria Prins
Magda Rosinska
Caroline Sabin
Giota Touloumi

Co-ordinating Centre

Abdel Babiker
Ashley Olson
Sarah Walker
Kate Coughlin
Lorraine Fradette

Project Leader: Kholoud Porter